Bishop Irinej encourages Australian Government to support the Exchange HPBS with Serbia

Bishop Irinej encourages Australian Government to support the Exchange Health and Pension Benefits Scheme with the Republic of Serbia 

On 2 October 2009, writing on behalf of the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia, His Grace Bishop Irinej encouraged Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Foreign Minister Stephen Smith to support the implementation of the Social Agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Republic of Serbia, as well as the Health Agreement between the two countries. 

Visit to Patriarch Pavle of Serbia

The Orthodox Church today celebrates the Venerable Cyriacus the Anchorite. At the chapel of St Simeon the Myrrh-Gushing of the Patriarchate court the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy has been served by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral with the concelebration of four priests and four deacons.


Slava of the New Gracanica Monastery

October 14, 2009 - Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God - Slava of the New Gracanica Monastery. Together with the Serbian bishops from America, His Eminence Nikolaj - Metropolitan of Dabro-Bosna will also be serving. Divine Liturgy begins at 10am.


75 years since the death of King Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic in Marseilles

On the occasion of 75 years since the death of King Aleksandar I Karadjordjevic in Marseilles, at the Church of St George in Oplenac, on October 9, 2009, on the day of St John the Theologian , His Grace Bishop Jovan of Shumadija served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the memorial service with the concelebration of His Grace retired Bishop Nikolaj of Aljaska and many priests of the county of Oplenac. Prince Vladimir with his wife Brigite, Dragan Jovanovic, the president of Municipality of Topola as well as many children from the primary and high school Karadjordje and King Peter I from Topola.

Patron Saint's Day of Monastery of Mileshevo

At the monastery of Mileshevo this year there was a formal celebration of the founder's Patron Saint's Day - Holy King Vladislav. On this occasion on Tuesday, October 6 there was a feast vesper service and fervent prayer for the martyrs of Kosovo, after which there was a cultural and art program.

Consecration of the generally renovated cathedral church in Tuzla

Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik and Tuzla consecrated on October 4, 2009 with the concelebration of Bishops: Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, Dositej of Great Britain and Scandinavia, Justin of Timok, Jovan of Shumadija, Atanasije of Hvosno, Porfirije of Jegar, Teodosije of Lipljan, many priests, monks, deacons and hierodeacons a newly renovated cathedral church of the Assumption of Holy Mother of God and an episcopal residence in Tuzla after which the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served.

Patriarch Bartholomew - A Passion For Peace

"War in the name of religion is war against religion"

The true peacemakers of history not only struggled to reduce conflict among others, they also showed compassion toward people who persecuted them. In recent times, they have included Martin Luther King, Andrei Sakharov, Aung San Suu Kyi, Shimon Peres, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.