The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Churches in Australia (SCCOCA), under the aegis of the Episcopal Assembly of Oceania, sponsored the 31st Annual Opening of the Law Term for 2012 with a Pan-Orthodox Prayer Service held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Sydney on Tuesday evening, 7 February 2012. Many notable participants, including clergy and lay, legal professionals from the Inter-Orthodox community, were present to receive and pray with and for the dignitaries from the judiciary, including distinguished Supreme Court judicial officers, headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, The Honourable Tom Bathurst QC.
His Grace Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla received yesterday, on February 7, 2012 at the Court of the Metropolitanate in Zvornik the mayor of Zvornik Mr. Zoran Stevanovic. They had a longer talk regarding current topics of our Holy Church on the territory of the Zvornik municipality.
On the occasion of the celebration of Saint Atanasije the Great, protector of the town of Vranje and the 4th Land Forces Brigade of the Serbian Armed Forces, His Grace Bishop Pahomije of Vranje served the Holy Liturgy in the Cathedral church in Vranje.
The Holy Liturgy was attended by Mr. Miroljub Stojcic, mayor of Vranje with other town officials, as well as the commander of the 4th Land Forces Brigade, with officers, noncommissioned officers and soldiers of the brigade.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch presented today at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade to His Excellency Alexander Vasilyevich Konuzin, the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Serbia, the Order of Saint Sava of the First Degree.
The St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church in Akron, Ohio held their annual St. Sava Day Program on Sunday, January 29, 2012 with parish priest V. Rev.