Serbian Orthodox Church
Parishioners of the Serbian Saint George’s in Saint Albans gathered 10.000 Australian dollars for the Church kitchen in Belgrade and for the youth on Kosovo and Metohija. - Patriarchal visit to the monastery of Saint Sava in Elaine as well as to a Greek monastery and Serbian and Russian churches in Geelong. - Local celebration of Venerable Elder Nikanor of Chilandar.
His Holiness Irinej was solemnly welcomed at the airport in Melbourn on 1 March 2016, where he was greeted by Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand in the presence of the clergy and the faithful, as well by high representatives of other Local Churches and members of the diplomatic corps of our country in Melbourn.
The Twenty-Seventh Annual Deanery Meeting on Christian Education was scheduled by His Grace Bishop Dr. MTIROPHAN to be held at the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on February 20, 2016.
On Sunday Fen 28, 2016 the St. Sava Church in North Port, FL hosted their annual Serbian Festival. The church is not complete yet but the parishoners of St. Sava are working hard towards that goal, and their annual Festival plays an important role in that endeavor. Good music, food, and tasty kolace (Serbian cookies) were prepared for their guests. This was a two day event featuring Srpski Biser on Saturday from St.Petersburg Florida, dancing Kolos to the delight of the audience.
The Kolo Sisters had their Slava on Sunday Feb. 21, 2016 at St. George Church. The Slava is Sretenje Gospodnje (Presentation of Jesus at the Temple).
On Sunday, January 31, 2016, the faithful of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, FL, celebrated the patronal feast of their parish church, St. Sava, the First Archbishop of the Serbs, Enlightener and equal to the Apostles. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the V. Rev. Stavrophor Stephen Zaremba, parish priest, and the V. Rev. Stavrophor Jovan Todorovic, retired, attached to the St. George parish in Clearwater, FL. The V. Rev. Stavrophor Miloje Rajicevic, retired priest of the St. Sava parish, who was unable to serve due to ill health, preached an inspiring sermon about St. Sava to the faithful gathered for the celebration, who filled the St. Sava Church to capacity.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, pays a Archpastoral visit to the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church (photo gallery).
His Holiness is accompanied by Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral, protopresbyter-staurophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Serbian Patriarchate; and deacon Aleksandar Sekulic, officer of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch. His Holiness Serbian Patriarch was welcomed by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand with priests and faithful at the airport in Melbourne, on March 1, 2016.