Eparchial (Diocesan) News

HRH Prince Mihailo special guest at Children's summer camp 2010

As the Christmas and New Year Holidays draw near, it is time for all Serbian children living in Australia and New Zealand to think about attending Summer Camp at our St. Sava Monastery in Hall, New South Wales. Here, at our beautiful Summer Camp, the campers will have a chance to spend a week worshipping, praying, studying our Orthodox Christian Faith, learning to sing both church and folk songs, to dance Serbian dances, arts and crafts, sports, visitations to local sites and week filled with rich and rewarding experiences!

St. Nicholas Day in Djurdjevi Stupovi

On a feast day of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker Archbishop of Myra, His Grace Bishop Joanikije of Budimlje and Niksic served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at monastery of Djurdjevi Stupovi near Berane.

HRH Prince Mihailo celebrates Family Patron Saint in Mona Vale

On Sunday, 13 December 2009 at the Pro-Cathedral of St Sava His Grace Bishop Irinej celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy in commemoration of the Feast of St Andrew the First Called. For the very first time HRH Prince Mihailo Karadjordjevic celebrated his family Slava at our Parish which his late father +HRH Prince Tomislav visited back in 1991. During the liturgy, His Grace Irinej spoke of the life of St Andrew who was the first-called of the Apostles and was crucified for Christ on a cross in the shape of an "X". St Andrew the First-called is also the Patron Saint of Constantinople Patriarchate in addition to the Royal House of Karadjordjevic.

Construction of monastery of Sts. Cosmas and Damian on Zlatar

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Filaret of Mileseva  the construction of the monastery complex began on Zlatar. Besides the church which is dedicated to Holy Unmercenary Physicians Cosmas and Damian  the refectory is also buing built with an area of 700m2, which will serve for the life of monks. The monastery will be a gem of Zlatar which is already known throughout the world for its beauty. The planned consecration of the monastery will be held on the Patron Saint's day on July 14, 2010. All who want to help building the monastery may contact the Diocese of Milesheva.

Source: Radio Milesheva

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.