On the Fifth Sunday from the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, 24th of July 2016, in the church of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra and Lycia in Woolloongabba, Brisbane the patron saint of the Circle of Serbian Sisters, Saint Kyriaki the Great-martyr, was celebrated.
The Archiepiscopal Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, the newly-elected Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese, the concelebrants were Protopresbyter-stavrophors Dusan Stefanov and John Vesic, Economos Stanisa Ostojic, Presbyter Nikola Stefanov, and Protodeacon Miodrag Tomic.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, performed the rite of proclamation of Archimandrite Kiril (Bojovic) for Bishop of Dioclea at the Cathedral church of Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica on 30 July 2016.
Besides His Holiness also served Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral Amfilohije, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan, Bishops Dositej of Britain and Scandinavia, Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, Joakim of Polog-Kumanovo, Sergije of Frankfurt and Jeronim of Jegar.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, arrived in Podgorica today, on 30 July 2016.
His Holiness, accompanied by His Grace Bishop Jeronim of Jegar, was welcomed by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral along with Bishop Electus of Dioclea Archimandrite Kiril and the clergy of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral at the Podgorica airport. Serbian Patriarch, after the welcome at the airport, visited Laura of Saint Simeon the Myrrh-Gusher at the Nemanja Town. At the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ the Patriarch will arrive at 6:30 p.m., where the clergy and the faithful will welcome him. The occasion of the Patriarch’s visit to Montenegro is the consecration of the Bishop Electus of Dioclea Archimandrite MSc Kiril Bojovic, which will be published on Sunday, 31 July 2016, at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej will conduct the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy with the concelebration of many bishops of our Church with the beginning at 8 a.m. The rite of proclamation will be performed at the church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica on Saturday, 30 July 2016 with the beginning at 7 p.m.
Biography of Archimandrite Siluan (Mrakic), Bishop Electus of Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand27. July 2016 - 12:15
Archimandrite Siluan (Mrakić), MTh, born Alexander, comes from a devout and pious family from the Herzegovina hamlet of Budim Do, in the Trebinje district.
He was born on the Feast Day of Holy Prophet Moses, 17 September 1979, in Sydney Australia, the son of Veljko and Janja (nee Vukanovic) Mrakic, and baptized the same year in the Serbian Orthodox Church of St Nicholas in Blacktown, Sydney.
In Sydney, he finished his primary education at Parramatta Primary School and secondary school at Author Phillip High School. He entered the Seminary of St Peter of Cetinje in Montenegro in 1995, with the blessing of the then Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, His Grace Luka (Kovacevic). Upon completion of seminary studies in 2003, with the blessing of the succeeding Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, His Grace Nikanor (Bogunovic), he entered the Theological Institute of the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Belgrade, where he graduated in 2005.
After the completion of studies at the Theological Institute in Belgrade, he returned to Australia where he became a novice at the St Sava—New Kalenich Monastery near Canberra, with the then Bishop of Australia and New Zealand, His Grace Milutin (Knezevic). In this capacity, at the proposal of Bishop Milutin, in 2006, he continued his obedience in the newly formed Diocese of Valjevo. Shortly thereafter, he entertained theological training in Russia, enrolling in studies at the Moscow Spiritual Academy at the Holy Trinity—St Sergius Lavra.
Patriarch Kirill celebrates liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka27. July 2016 - 9:06
On June 24, 2016, the commemoration day of the Holy Princess Olga Equal-to-the-Apostles, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Moscow church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya-Ordynka.
His Holiness was assisted by a great assembly of bishops and clergy including high church officials and representatives of the Patriarchate of Antioch, the Orthodox Churches of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Serbia, and the Czech Lands of Slovakia. His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej of Backa and His Grace Bishop Antonije of Moravica participated on behalf the Serbian Orthodox Church.