An Australian Christmas Eve with "Nole"

Serbian Tennis Star NovakDjokovic spent Christmas Eve with the faithful of the St. Nicholas SerbianOrthodox Church in Wolloongabba, Brisbane.
Our youngest among the faithful were especially thrilled with his presence andtook advantage of this unique opportunity to ask for his autograph. Mr. ZeljkoGrbic, president of this Church-School Congregation gifted Nole with a 2009Serbian Orthodox Planner, which is published by the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand.

Source: www.soc.org.au

Eminent scholar Olivier Clément died

Olivier Clément, who has died aged 87, was a French-born Russian Orthodox theologian whose stature was recognised not only by members of other Churches but also by Jews and Muslims. Offering personal proof that it was possible to become Orthodox without going East, he foresaw a Christian future which did not require the Western Church to become Eastern, or vice versa. He worked tirelessly for a mutual respect, which would make possible a recovery of the fullness of truth which would make the Churches one.

Welcome of The New Year of Our Lord 2009

On occasion of a welcome of the New Year 2009, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia, His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served a fervent prayer at the St Sava Cathedral on Vrachar with concelebration of many priests of the Archbishopric Belgrade-Karlovac. The fervent prayer was attended by several thousand faithful crowded at the St Sava Square.

About Byzantium 330–1453

Highlighting the splendours of the Byzantine Empire, Byzantium 330-1453 comprises around 300 objects including icons, detached wall paintings, micro-mosaics, ivories, enamels plus gold and silver metalwork. Some of the works have never been displayed in public before. Highlighting the splendours of the Byzantine Empire, Byzantium 330-1453 comprises around 300 objects including icons, detached wall paintings, micro-mosaics, ivories, enamels plus gold and silver metalwork. Some of the works have never been displayed in public before.

Patriarch Pavle of Serbia thanks for Christmass greetings

Патријарх Српски ПавлеHis Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia exchanged Christmas greetings with all primates of autocephalous and autonomous Orthodox Churches, many archbishops, metropolitans and bishops.

Patriarch Pavle of Serbia received lots of greetings from the higher and secondary education institutions of the Serbian Orthodox Church, directions of the monasteries and many faithful, not only from our country but also from abroad.

Since Patriarch has no possibility to thank everyone , he does it in this way, with best wishes for welfare of all the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church, sending them his paternal salutation and patriarchal blessing.