BY THE GRACE OF GOD
THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX
BISHOP OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Our dear spiritual children:
GOD'S PEACE - CHRIST IS BORN!
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among persons
who are according to his will! (Lk 2:14)
On the day of Saint Nicholas, Bishop Longin served a hierarchal Liturgy in the New Gracanica Monastery along with a number of Serbian and Russian clergy. On that day, the Bishop ordained Nikolaj Kostur into the rank of a deacon. Nikolaj is a graduate of the Holy Trinity Seminary and of Saint Vladimir's Seminary.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II, Crown Princess Katherine, Prince Philip, Prince Vladimir, Princess Brigitta, Prince Dimitri, Princess Lavinia and husband, Mr. Austin Pritchard, sons Luca and Andrej, and Sir Desmond De Silva, celebrated today the Royal Family's Patron Saint's Day - Saint Andrew the First-called at the Royal Palace in Belgrade.
The Consecration of the St. Herman Monastery Catholicon On November 21/December 4, 2009, the Feast of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple, the catholicon of the St. Herman of Alaska Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Platina, California, was consecrated by His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church and His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese.
The faithful people of the Orthodox parish, St. Simeon the Myrrh-flowing, in Charlotte, NC, celebrated their chapel Slava on St. Arsenije Sremac's day. The Divine Liturgy was officiated by His Grace Dr. Mitrophan with the help of our priest Father Dragan Lj. Zaric. At the Holy Liturgy we also remembered our recently deceased Patriarch and Father Pavle