Consecration of a church in Rockbank

Consecration of a church in Rockbank
Consecration of a church in Rockbank
Consecration of a church in Rockbank
Consecration of a church in Rockbank

On 29 August 2015 there was a solemn consecration of the church of Venerable Mother Parascheva – Saint Petka in Rockbank after 25 years of existence of this church community.

This solemn event prayerfully commenced on Friday, 28 August 2015, with the Vesper service attended by Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand with priests and deacons from the Deanery of Melbourn. The consecration of the church was performed  next day at 9 a.m., followed by the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy. Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand officiated the Liturgy with the concelebration of Bishop Michael of the Romanian Orthodox Church and Bishop George of the Russian Orthodox Church. The clergy of the Serbian, Russian and Romanian Orthodox Churches concelebrated .

Metropolitanate Day & the Bishop's Patronal Name Day Celebration Saint Irenaeus of Lyon

The 6th annual Metropolitinate Day celebration is taking place in on the banks of the Yarra River right in the heart of Melbourne this year, continuing on the tradition which began in Adelaide. Melbourne is home to about 40,000 people of Serbian Origin. Representatives from all Australian states and New Zealand will attend the function.

Exhibition: Serbia in the Great War

The exhibition is curated by Bojan Pajic and Richard Cooke who have collaborated in researching the experience of their relatives in the Great War. Richard's grandmother, Ethel Gillingham, from Geelong, Victoria, served with the British Red Cross in Serbia in 1915-16, whilst Bojan's grandfather, Lazar Stefanovic, and great uncle, Dragomir Profirovic, served in the Serbian Army throughout the war.

Bishop Teodosije visited Mr. Oliver Ivanović in the Mitrovica North Hospital and issued an Appeal to international representatives in Kosovo on his behalf

Bishop of Raška-Prizren and Kosovo-Metohija Teodosije visited today Mr. Oliver Ivanović at the North Mitrovica hospital. Mr Ivanović has been refusing to take food in the last 15 days in his protest to the decision of the Court to deny his request to be released from prison pending the outcome of his trial. Bishop Teodosije conveyed to Mr. Ivanović his support in the name of teh Diocese regarding his struggle to prove his innocence, but also, as his Bishop and a spiritual father he requested him to stop the hunger strike. We all need Oliver, Bishop said, but healthy, particularly for his family. Bishop Teodosije expressed his strong belief that Mr. Ivanović, whom we all know as a man of courage and dignity,  will obey his advice and start taking food.

Five years since the repose of Metropolitan Christopher (2010-2015)

Five years since the repose of Metropolitan Christopher (2010-2015)
Five years since the repose of Metropolitan Christopher (2010-2015)
Five years since the repose of Metropolitan Christopher (2010-2015)
Five years since the repose of Metropolitan Christopher (2010-2015)

Exactly five years ago, on the eve of the Lord's great Feast of the Holy Transfiguration in 2010 the great man and respected hierarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Christopher Kovacevic reposed in the Lord. He spent his last days at St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville. He lived in this monastery for over twenty years. He passed away in his room, on his bed, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.