Serbian Orthodox Church
A small Serbian community, an example of harmony and Christian love
In the region which is located on the south of the city of Sidney, the largest area is called Ilawara, which main center is Wolongong. Serbs began very early to settle in these areas. The first written records date to the time before the First World War. The name of our Serb Uskokovich is permanently engraved on a local memorial gate dedicated to the suffered Australians in the Great War.
His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, Bishop-Administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America of the Serbian Patriarchate, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of Saint Sava in Buenos Aires on 29 November 2014.
He was concelebrate by administrator of the Diocese father Stefan Jovanovic, as well as protodeacons Nikola Radish and Igor Balaban. Presbyter BrankoStanisic from the parish of Saint Nicholas in Machagai (province of Chaco) along with believers sang responses during the Holy Liturgy.
WEEKLY DIOCESAN BULLETIN
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost; After-feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple; The Holy Great-martyr Catherine of Alexandria
RESURRECTIONAL TROPARION - TONE ONE:
When the stone had been sealed by the Jews; while the soldiers were guarding Your most pure Body; You arose on the third day, O Savior, granting life to the world. The powers of heaven therefore cried to You, O Giver of Life: Glory to Your Resurrection, O Christ! Glory to Your Kingdom! Glory to Your dispensation, O You who loves mankind.
His Grace Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Litoral Amfilohije, Bishop-Administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central America, which are in the canonical visit to this Diocese, met with Orthodox bishops in Argentina on 27 November 2014.
During this afternoon Metropolitan Amfilohije visited Bishop Leonid of Argentina and South America (Moscow Patriarchate), Metropolitan Tarasiy of Buenos Aires and exarch of South America (Ecumenical Patriarchate) and Metropolitan Silouan (Moussi) of Buenos Aires and Argentina (Patriarchate of Antioch).
These days the Diocese of Western America has a special honor and joy to welcome again Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina who brought us all blessings of sacred places, martyrs and saints of Herzegovina.
On 25th Sunday after Pentecost, with the blessing of Bishop Maxim of Western America, Bishop Grigorije of Zahumlje-Herzegovina celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church of Saint Stephen the First-Crowned in Los Angeles.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej awarded Mr. Alexandar Porfiriyevich Torshin, First Deputy President of the Council of the Assembly of the Russian Federation and the founder of the International Humanitarian Fundation "Saint Sabbas the Sanctified" for the Preservation of Christian Sacred Places in Kosovo and Metohija, with the Order of Holy King Milutin during the ceremony at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade today, on 2 December 2014 .
The solemn award ceremony was attended by the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops Their Graces Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, Vasilije of Srem, Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren.