Communiqué of The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand
The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church and His Grace Bishop Irinej are pleased to announce that the Supreme Court of New South Wales has today, 24 December 2015, confirmed the orders made by the Court on 29 May 2015 and adopted the scheme put forward by His Grace Bishop Irinej for the future management of the St Sava Monastery under the auspices of the Metropolitanate and the authority of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
St. Nicholas of Myra, the Patron Saint-day (slava) of Bishop David of Krusevac, was solemnly celebrated at Bagdala with the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy. Along with the congregation of the faithful, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Bishops Pahomije of Vranje and Jeronim of Jegar celebrated.
On the eve of the feast-day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, on 18 December 2015, His Grace Bishop David of Krusevac along with His Grace Bishop Pahomije of Vranje with the concelebration of protosyncellos Tihon, head of the monastery of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God in Mrzenica, protopresbyter-staurophor Ljubivoje Radovic and protodeacon Andrije Jelic, served the festal Vigil service in the church of Saint John the Baptist on Bagdala.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received President of the Circle of Serbian Sisters Mrs. Mila Viktorovic with associates at the Serbian Patriarchate on 21 December 2015.
The same day, His Holiness received Mrs. Margita Lalic Terzic, former Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Pretoria (South African Republic), as well as representatives of Radio Television of Serbia and the Publishing company Prometej.
Hierarchal Liturgies officiated in monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Bitola and the side chapel of Saint Nicholas in Stip
On the feast-day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, the Wonderworker, His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, served the Holy Liturgy at the stauropegic monastery of Saint John Chrysostom in Bitola.
With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and with the organization of the Steering Committee of the Patriarchate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Saint Sava Special Hospital for Cerebrovascular Diseases, andunder the auspices of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia, a humanitarian gathering in the crypt of the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava was held on 10 December 2015.
By the number of strokes Serbia is among the leading countries of the world. Nowadays in the world in every twenty minutes one stroke happens, and in every sixty minutes someone dies. The Saint Sava Hospital provides care for about 80 percents of all strokes that occur in a wider territory of Belgrade. In addition to it, this hospital is specialized for treatment of the stroke; every minute counts, and the very first three hours since the stroke have been most important for a patient.