Patron Saint-day of the Royal family Karadjordjevich

His Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine celebrated the Patron Saint-day (slava) of the Royal family of Saint Andrew the First-Called at the Royal Court in Belgrade.

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irenaeus celebrated the Holy Liturgy in the Court’s chapel dedicated to Saint Andrew the First-Called together with His Grace Bishop John of Shumadia and with concelebration of the clergy of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac. After the Liturgy the slava cake was blessed by His Holiness in the Blue Saloon of the Royal Court.

Bishop Andrew in Linz and Tulln

Bishop Andrew in Linz and Tulln
Bishop Andrew in Linz and Tulln
Bishop Andrew in Linz and Tulln
Bishop Andrew in Linz and Tulln

His Grace Bishop Andrew of Austria-Switzerland served Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Linz on 6 December 2014. The next day the Bishop visited the Church-school congregation of Tulln.

Diocesan dean for Austria protopresbyter-stavrophor KrstanKnezevic and other local priests concelebrated to the Bishop. The Holy Liturgy was attended by high church and municipal authorities of the city of Linz, among whom there was retired Catholic Bishop Maximilian, benefactor of the Serbian people and the bearer of the order of Saint Sava. There were also lots of pious believers.

Cut flowers production in Kosovo

Cut flowers production in Kosovo
Cut flowers production in Kosovo
Cut flowers production in Kosovo
Cut flowers production in Kosovo

Income generating iniative for Humanitarian Organization Majka Devet Jugovica 

INTRODUCTION

This report contains a comprehensive summary of the activities within the project “Cut flowers production in Kosovo”. The report includes an overview of the activities carried out during the lifecycle of the project, implementing partners’ description, progress in relation to the project objectives, problems encountered and actions taken.

Communique of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand

On the desecration of Russian and Serbian graves at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney

An unknown vandal or vandals during the night between Tuesday (09/12/2014) and Wednesday (10/12/2014) desecrated seventy six (76) graves in the Russian and Serbian Section No. 1 at Sydney's Rookwood Cemetery.

We are amazed and saddened by this act of vandalism witnessed in the desecration of graves. Graves and cemeteries have always been, in all cultures and cultured societies, considered sacred places and, as such, were respected and spared even from enemy armies during times of war. We believe that such vileness belongs to the past and to other and different societies and cultures. We cannot believe that in the 21st century, in a perfectly harmonious multicultural society such as our Australian, someone would abuse their freedom and destroy the basis of culture that underpins our Christian civilization.

Visit of Bishop Luka of Western Europe to Alicante

On Saturday, December 6th,  Bishop Luka of Western Europe from Paris and father Joan from Barcelona arrived in Alicante (Spain) to celebrate the feast of our patron saints: Saint Andrew and Saint Nicholas.

With great joy Bishop was greeted by the parishioners with bread and salt, as well as with floral bouquets. After the Vesper service  he parish dinner was held in honour of the Bishop and guests who came to our parish.

The next day Hierarchal Pontifical Divine Liturgy was celebrated  by priests and the whole parish. Father Nicholas welcomed the Bishop as guarantor of communion with the Church. Also in the homily and following what was heard in the Gospel, His Grace spoke of the Christ's miracle wrought for women hunched. Christ frees us from the burden of our sins, he straightens for letting us see the miseries of this earth, we lift our eyes to God.