His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, together with the clergy and faithful people, this morning sent Novak Djokovic a letter of congratulations for winning the most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, and especially for winning first place on the ATP list. In his greetings Bishop Irinej emphasized: "May the Lord our only Victor, always bless, protect and forever lead in victory this our All-Serbian young man, who is the pride and joy of all Serbdom".
On Sunday, July 3 in Newcastle, the second largest city in the state of New South Wales, the church devoted to Saint Naum of Ohrid celebrated its Patron Saint's Day. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was served by His Grace Bishop Irinej of Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand. He was concelebrated on this occasion by presbyter Branko Bosancic and protodeacon Branko Vasilic.
His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic, where he served on St. Vitus Daz , on Tuesday, June 28 on Bukovo field, where the church of St. Prince Lazar i sbeing built, the prayerful requiem service to Kosovo heroes, martyrs and new martyrs killed for the faith and fatherland since Kosovo battle until today, among those also for the warriors from Bukovo field.
His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla served on the feast day of the Holy Martyr Prince Lazar and all holy martyrs of Serbia - St. Vitus Day, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Ascension of Holy Theotokos in Brcko.
The Information Service of the Serbian Orthodox Church congratulates Mr. Novak Djokovic for the victory in the tennis tournament - Wimbledon 2011, and at the same time for the first place at the ATP list of the best world tennis players, with a wish to continue to work hard and try his best for the good of the Mother Church and Homeland.