On Sunday, October 28th, 2012, Kyr David, Bishop of Krusevac visited a village of Skorica near Razanj and consecrated a newly built church of Saint Marina. The Holy Liturgy was celebrated and the clergy of the Diocese of Krusevac concelebrated. On this occasion Bishop David presented orders of merit to Mr. Velimir Ilic - Minister of Construction and Urbanism, Mr. Dobrica Stojkovic – the president of the Municipality of Razanj and Mr. Sasa Milosavljevic – Deputy President of the Municipality of Razanj, as well.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met with His Excellency Erwin Hofer, the Swiss Ambassador to Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate on October 26, 2012. This was the Ambassador’s farewell visit, before he goes to assume new assignment in Libya.
His Holiness Kyr Irinej, Serbian Patriarch consecrated on Sunday, October 28, 2012 a newly built temple dedicated to Saint George in Lestani.
On the 20th and 21st October 2012, the New South Wales state Board of the Serbian Orthodox Youth Association (SOYA) hosted a national conference and annual general meeting (AGM). Approximately forty people attended the conference, hosted at St Lazarus Cathedral in Alexandria, NSW.
The conference centred on broad themes of strategic planning, organisational challenges, opportunities for improvement and spiritual engagement with churches on a state and parish level.
A panel of six chaired the meeting on Saturday, 20th October 2012. The panel included Her Excellency Ambassador of Serbia Ms Neda Maletić, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, Fr George Veselinović, Fr Miodrag Perić, current national President Mr Janko Nikolić (SOYA Victoria) and current national Vice-President Mr Predrag Srebro (SOYA NSW).
The Feast day of Venerable Mother Paraskeva was solemnly celebrated with the Divine Liturgy at the church on Čukarica, which is devoted to this great Saint.
His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej served Hierarchical Divine Liturgy with the concelebration of His Grace Bishop of Raska-Prizren Kyr Teodosije and many priests of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovci, and several other Dioceses of our Holy Church.