On the Slava of St. Vasilije of the St. Basil of Ostrog parish in Angels Camp, May 2nd, Bishop Maxim had the joy of serving his first Divine Liturgy in one of the oldest Serbian Orthodox Churches which will celebrate its 100th anniversary next May. His Grace, Bishop Maxim was warmly received and truly enjoyed the fellowship and liturgical services with Iguman Gerasim of Platina ,Fr. Miladin Garic, Fr. William Weir and Protodeacon Triva Pavlov.
The thirteenth annual Orientale Lumen Conference will be held in Washington D.C, June 15-18, 2009. This ecumenical conference will focus on the Christian East and is open to the public, for both lay persons and clergy. The speakers and attendees come from four main religious groups: Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Catholic and Oriental Orthodox churches. Orientale Lumen XIII will be held at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, DC and will focus on the theme of "Monastic Spirituality for Everyday Life".
A thriving Orthodox Christian congregation in South London has expressed strong interest in taking over the long empty Guards Chapel at Chelsea Barracks. The chapel, which developers are seeking to demolish to make way for a large complex of luxury flats and affordable homes, has been recommended for listing by English Heritage. After fierce local opposition, the proposals, drawn up by the practice of Lord Rogers, have been slightly reduced in scale by the developers Candy and Candy who are working for the Emir of Qatar, who acquired the site for £959 million. They plan to replace the demolished 1960s barracks with sleek rows of identical apartment blocks enlivened by the glazed external lifts and stairs which are the signature of many Rogers buildings.
On Bright Saturday, 25 April 2009, for the first time many young Serbian men joined ranks in the traditional ANZAC Day March in Sydney. Approximately 50 new marchers came by bus to honour their forefathers and fathers, the Serbian Chetniks who fought in World War II as allies of Australia. The group consisted of varying community members: lawyers, builders, scientists and the like from a range of parishes: Lazarica in Alexandria, St George in Cabramatta, St. Stephen in Rooty Hill, etc.
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral has received today at the Patriarchate court representatives of the Megatrend University: Prof. Dr Mica Jovanovic, the dean of the University; Mijat Damjanovic and Vladan Kutleshic, along with Dragomir Acovic, a member of the Crown Council and a friend of the Megatrend University.
Metropolitan Amfilohije meets with a newly appointed ambassador of Serbia in Romania Zoran S. Popovic1. May 2009 - 11:19
His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral has received today at the Patriarchate court the newly appointed ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Romania Mr. Zoran S. Popovic. During a nice an pleasant conversation, His Eminence Metropolitan has wished Mr. Popovic all the best from the Lord and a success in a noble mission he was going to undertake, and especially persistence in a work of the promotion of relations between Serbia and Romania. His Eminence asked Mr. Popovic to convey brotherly greetings of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia to His Holiness Patriarch Daniel of All Romania.