Serbian Orthodox Church
On Sunday, October 16, 2011, a group of highly distinguished guests, led by the Orthodox Bishops of Oceania, visited the seat of Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand in Sidney's suburb of Alexandria.
As before, this year the celebration of prayerful representation of Most Holy Mother of God in a most festive manner was marked in Djunis, the monastery dedicated to the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. Rivers of believers who came in the evening to this sacred place welcomed His Grace Bishop Dr Jovan of Nis who served the All night vigil service.
On Thursday, October 13 2011 Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana received in a visit Mr. Miodrag Jaksic, the state secretary in the Government of the Republic of Serbia with associates.
Today's feast day of Saint Stefan and Jelena (Stiljanovic) was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral Church where the Holy Liturgy was served by Serbian Patriarch Irinej.
His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvosno served yesterday, on the feast day of Saint Great martyr Dyonisius the Areopagite, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the churchof teh Ascension of the Lord in Belgrade.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Jagodina on Sunday, October 16, 2011, on the feast day of St. Dyonisius the Areopagite, the Athenisan judge who was converted to Christianity with a sermon of Apostle Paul at Athenian areopagus, and who was according to the legend the first Athenian bishop, and served the Divine Liturgy with his host Bishop Jovan of Sumaidja and with the concelebration of a guest from greece father Sotiros Patras and the clergy of the Diocese of Sumaidja. The occasion for this visit of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej was a memorial service for the 80th anniversary since the erection and the consecration of the monument to suffered citizens of Jagodina in all wars fought for the liberation of Serbia, which is located at the Square of youth in the centre of the city.