Bishop Irinej encourages
Australian Government to support the Exchange Health and
Pension Benefits Scheme with the Republic of Serbia
On 2 October 2009, writing
on behalf of the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia,
His Grace Bishop Irinej encouraged Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Foreign
Minister Stephen Smith to support the implementation of the Social Agreement
between the Commonwealth of Australia and the Republic of Serbia, as
well as the Health Agreement between the two countries.
A special and solemn Divine Liturgy was
served at the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Elizabeth, New
Jersey on Sunday, Septmeber 20, 2009 on the occasion of the feast day
of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, the Krsna Slava of the
Circle of Serbian Sisters of this parish. The liturgical joy was shared
with many guests from Philadelphia, New York and Elizabeth, as well as
Banja Luka, Republika Srpska.
On Friday, September 25 at the amphitheater of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology an international scientific symposium was opened " Antique culture, European and Serbian heritage" organized by the Society for antique studies, which president, professor Dr. Ksenija Maricki-Gadjanski organizes and runs this meeting. His Grace Bishop Dr. Irinej Bulovic of Bachka, a dean of the faculty, opened the symposion, and after that academician Dimitrije Stefanovic presented Carl Joachim Classen a Charter of Matica srpska and addressed the audience in Serbian and German.
V. Rev. Petar Petrovic, parish priest of the St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Cincinnati, Ohio is pleased to announce the upcoming 100th anniversary celebration of his parish. He greets all readers with the following message: