On Sunday, October 16, 2011, a group of highly distinguished guests, led by the Orthodox Bishops of Oceania, visited the seat of Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand in Sidney's suburb of Alexandria.
As before, this year the celebration of prayerful representation of Most Holy Mother of God in a most festive manner was marked in Djunis, the monastery dedicated to the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos. Rivers of believers who came in the evening to this sacred place welcomed His Grace Bishop Dr Jovan of Nis who served the All night vigil service.
The two-day second Pan-Balkan Assembly of Orthodox youth began with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the monastery of Podmaine in Budva on the occasion of the feast day of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, which was served by His Eminence Amfilohije Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral with the concelebration of Their Graces Bishop Artemije of Grodnyensky and Volkovisky of the Russian Church and David of Stobi from the Ohrid Archbishopric, and many priests and monks, with prayerful attendance of many faithful people.
On Thursday, October 13 2011 Metropolitan Jovan of Zagreb-Ljubljana received in a visit Mr. Miodrag Jaksic, the state secretary in the Government of the Republic of Serbia with associates.
Today's feast day of Saint Stefan and Jelena (Stiljanovic) was solemnly celebrated with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the Belgrade Cathedral Church where the Holy Liturgy was served by Serbian Patriarch Irinej.