The issue of the completion of legal proceedings in Australia is a constant concern of our Metropolitanate, one which we have at present started to actively implement. At the convocations of the Executive Board and Assembly of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand (03 to 05 September 2015) in Melbourne, the official position of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church was formulated as such that the Metropolitanate would not initiate new proceedings or continue with procedures that were stayed until the handing down of the judgment of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and adoption of a Scheme regarding the use of the New Kalenich Monastery; except in the case of an appeal, in order to defend our court victory in the process of restoring the New Kalenich Monastery to the Serbian Orthodox Church.
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His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the church of the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zemun on 7 April 2016, on the feast of the Annunciation.
His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren along with abbot of the monastery protosyncellos Danilo and faithful welcomed the Prime Minister of the Government of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic at the Banjska Monastery on the 5th of April 2016
Following the tour around the church and the monastery compound, Bishop Teodosije addressed Prime Minister and the audience.
With the blessing of Serbian Patriarch Irinej and the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Archives of the Serbian Orthodox Church is to hold an exhibition entitled "The Serbian Orthodox Church and the Russian Emigration (1920-1940)".
Parishioners from St George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton went on a Lenten Pilgrimage from March 24-27th. Beginning on the morning of March 24th, a group of 13 faithful parishioners offered prayers for safe travel and were blessed in their home church. Later that evening they arrived in White Plains, New York, in Westchester County.
On Sunday March 13, 2016 a Bulgarian TV crew visited Sts. Cyril and Methodius Bulgarian language School at St. Stevan Of Dechani Serbian Orthodox Church in Columbus Ohio. The Bulgarian Language School was established on September 20, 2014 at St. Stevan of Dechani Church and has been functioning very successfully ever since the day it was established. The Holy Orthodox Church in its essence is Universal.