Serbian Orthodox Church

Patronal Feast of the CSS in Brisbane Saint Kyriaki the Great-martyr

Patronal Feast of the CSS in Brisbane Saint Kyriaki the Great-martyr
Patronal Feast of the CSS in Brisbane Saint Kyriaki the Great-martyr
Patronal Feast of the CSS in Brisbane Saint Kyriaki the Great-martyr
Patronal Feast of the CSS in Brisbane Saint Kyriaki the Great-martyr

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.

Proclamation of Bishop Electus Kiril of Dioclea

Proclamation of Bishop Electus Kiril of Dioclea
Proclamation of Bishop Electus Kiril of Dioclea
Proclamation of Bishop Electus Kiril of Dioclea
Proclamation of Bishop Electus Kiril of Dioclea

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.

Serbian Patriarch arrives in Podgorica

Serbian Patriarch arrives in Podgorica
Serbian Patriarch arrives in Podgorica
Serbian Patriarch arrives in Podgorica
Serbian Patriarch arrives in Podgorica

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.

St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp

St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp - 175 participants have now arrived home after five grace-filled days (July 4-8th) in a beautiful lakeside natural setting a half-hour from Eugene, Oregon where the St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp (inaugurated in 2000) recently concluded its 13th annual Family Camp. The Camp, the only Orthodox Christian Family Camp in the country, offers unique opportunities for Orthodox Christians – single adults, parents, infants, toddlers, pre-teens, and teens – especially those throughout the Northwest, for prayer and fellowship together. The St. John the Wonderworker Family Camp is blessed by His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Serbian Diocese of Western America and is sponsored by the parish of St. John the Wonderworker in Eugene, Oregon.

Biography of Archimandrite Siluan (Mrakic), Bishop Electus of Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand

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.

Consecration of Bishop Electus Kiril of Dioclea

The consecration of Archimandrite MSc Kiril Bojovic, Bishop Electus of Dioclea, will be performed at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica on Sunday, July 31st, 2016.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, will officiate the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy together with many Hierarchs of the Serbian Church beginning at 8 a.m. The rite of proclamation will be performed also at the Church of the Resurrection of Christ on the previous day, Saturday of July 30th, 2016 at 7 p.m.