Eparchial (Diocesan) News

His Grace Bishop Irinej visits St Michael’s Homebush (Sydney)

On this day we experienced the brotherly communal spirit between two dioceses. A defining moment for the humble contemporary community of the Australian Orthodox Fraternity of St. Michael (OCA), as the Archpastor of the Serbian Orthodox Dioceses in Australia and New Zealand His Grace Bishop Irinej, with the blessings of His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah, celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for its parishioners. Originally, His Grace was to have served for the parish feast of the Holy Archangel Michael, however, due to the unanticipated need to be in Belgrade for the funeral of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle, His Grace rescheduled the visitation for the first available Sunday thereafter.

Jubilee in Osnabrück

The Serbian Orthodox Church community in Osnabrück (Northwest Germany) is celebrating on Saturday December 12, 2009 two anniversaries: 65 years since the foundation and 50 years since the official registration. On this occasion Diocesan bishop, His Grace Bishop Konstantin of Middle Europe will visit Osnabrück and at the local church of St. George The Great Martyr will serve the Holy Hierarchal  Liturgy at 10 am.

First ever Pan-orthodox clergy retreat in the West

In April of 2007, His Grace, Bishop JOSEPH invited His Eminence, Metropolitan GERASIMOS, His Grace, Bishop MAXIM and His Grace, Bishop BENJAMIN for the First Ever Meeting of the Canonical Hierarchs on the West Coast. During that meeting, the Hierarchs had a vision of gathering the clergy from the different jurisdictions in a retreat to get to know each other and work toward bringing unity among the Orthodox Christians in the West.

Church slava in Saratoga

On Sunday, November 22nd St. Archangel Michael Church celebrated it's Annual Krsna Slava. But this year Slava was special and unique in several ways.

Firstly, His Grace Bishop Maxim came in full capacity as our diocesan Bishop and served Hierarchical Divine Liturgy along with seven priests including the host Fr. Slobodan Jovic, whom His Grace found worthy to be elevated into the rank of protopresbyter-stavrophor.