His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America arrived yesterday in Sydney as a special guest. Bishop Maxim came to the fifth continent as a special guest of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand, actually as the lecturer at the forthcoming seminar of the Serbian priesthood in Sydney.
Immediately upon arrival His Grace Bishop Maxim visited Sydney's Lazarica at which are the headquarters of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand. The distinguished guest was welcomed by officers of the diocesan office and the brotherhood of Lazarica. The head of the church, protopresbyter-staurophor Miodrag Peric, served the doxology and the welcoming speech was held by His Grace Bishop Irinej.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served on the Theodor's Saturday the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Luke on Kosutnjak.
His Holiness Irinej Serbian Patriarch received yesterday in Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade His Excellency Mr. Luis de Almeida, Ambassador of Portugal.
His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje-Niksic served on Saturday, March 5th, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy which was led by His Eminence Metropolitan Nikolaj of Dabro-Bosna in the Cathedral church of Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica.
On February 27, our parish warmly welcomed His Grace Bishop Mitrofan. We were very excited that His Grace took the time away from his busy schedule to come and give his blessing for a new beginning, together with Father Miladin.