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.

The Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

His Grace, Bishop Maxim and Fr. Fr. Nikola Todorovic from St. Stephen the Archdeacon in Milwaukie, Oregon visited the parish of St. John the Wonderworker on the occasion of the Great Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross, the triumphal feast commemorating both St. Helena's finding of the Precious Cross on which Christ was crucified and the freedom of this Cross from captivity by the Persians.

To the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Serbia Jean Francois Terral

Your Excellency,

We deeply regret the violence committed against Your citizen Brice Taton that happened in our city and which led to the death of this young man. On behalf of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia and in my name and on behalf of all the fullness of the Serbian Church, I express most sincere condolences to a Brice's family, his friends, the French citizens and all those who knew him. We pray to our Lord Jesus Christ, to inspire and multiply goodwill among people and to direct the hearts of all of us to the persistent fight against any evil.

Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral

Fordham to Honor Ecumenical Patriarch

The Ecumenical Patriarch, the 270th successor of the 2,000-year-old Christian Church founded by St. Andrew, will receive a doctorate of laws, honoris causa, at a ceremony to be held at the University Church on Fordham's Rose Hill campus.

"We are honored, of course, to receive the Ecumenical Patriarch here at Fordham," said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham. "His All Holiness instructs us in ecumenism and tolerance, in stewardship of the Earth and in fearless defense of faith. Therefore, we welcome Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and look forward to ever-stronger ties between the Orthodox Christian and Catholic churches."

St. George church in Hermitage receives new paint job

Just as work around the house is endless the same applies to the parish. Each year parishioners come together at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Hermitage to help clean up, do yard work and so on. But after a certain number of years the church and hall require more attention.

SOYA Networking/leadership Conference, September 2009

Victoria University-Flinders Street Campus - The Serbian Orthodox Youth of Victoria stormed the conference rooms at Victoria University on Saturday 12 September 2009 for their inaugural Youth Leadership Conference. Over 50 vibrant, intelligent and enthusiastic young people gathered to show that the Serbian community of Melbourne is ready to change for the better. The conference highlighted the enthusiasm and overwhelming positivity of the youth regarding the future of the Serbian Orthodox Youth Association (SOYA) and the Serbian community in general.