An underground church in Australia

About 800 kilometers north from Adelaide, in the state of South Australia, there is a unique monument, not only of Serbian but also of world culture and architecture. It is the church of Prophet Elijah, completely situated underground.

The Serbs who migrated to Coober Pedy, had a need for a spiritual, religious life. Our miners who were digging semi-precious stones, opal, dug one of the most beautiful pearls not only of the Serbian Orthodox, but also of  the overall Christian culture. Since it is a desert area where temperatures reach above 40 degrees Celsius, our people found an unique and ingenious solution. They built a church underground, at the depth of 9 meters, 30 meters long. They have now a church, a church hall, a parish house and a church school – everything underground.

Christian love

Christian love
Christian love
Christian love
Christian love

Asylum seekers from several African countries, recently accommodated near Belgrade, attended on 8 December 2013 the Holy Liturgy at the Obrenovac church.

After the end of the Liturgy, with Christian love and the hospitality of the host, a luncheon was prepared for the unfortunates from distant lands in the churchhall of the parish house; while the choir sang several  Serbian folk songs wishing them a warm welcome to the Obrenovac church.

The relics of Saints Cosmas and Damian at Cacak

The relics of  Saints Cosmas and Damian at Cacak
The relics of  Saints Cosmas and Damian at Cacak
The relics of  Saints Cosmas and Damian at Cacak
The relics of  Saints Cosmas and Damian at Cacak

On Sunday, 24 November 2013, on the feast-day of Saint King Stefan of Decani,  relics of Holy Unmercenaries Cosmas and Damian, which are kept at the monastery of Sopocani, were brought in the church of  Holy Ascension of God at Cacak

 By God’s  grace and with the blessing of Bishop of Sumadia and administrator of the Diocese of Zica Jovan, and Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and thanks to efforts of the clergy of the Ascension church, the relics csme at 3 p.m. at the City square accompanied by  monks from the Sopocani monastery. They gave the tabernacle with the relics to Archimandrite Timotej from the Ascension monastery, and then the procession went through the streets of the city towards the church. In front of the church the relics were solemnly welcomed by clergymen and monks in the presence of many believers.

Chicago: Meeting of Central Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America

The Central Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America meets in Chicago. At the  liturgical gathering at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ  the monastic name day of Metropolitan Amfilohije was also remembered.

His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral as well as administrator of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American, on his monastic name-day, the feast day of Saint Amphilochius of Iconium, officiated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral church of the Resurrection of Christ in Chicago.