Consecration of a Three-Altar church in the Celije Monastery

In honor of the eight centuries of autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary since the birth and 40 years since the repose of Venerable Justin of Celije,  consecration of a Three-Altar church of Saint Sava, Holy Martyr Justin Philosopher and Venerable Mary the Egyptian – the Testament church of Venerable Justin of Celije - will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the monastery of Celije near Valjevo, Serbia.

St. Justin, known simply as Avva, left a will for his disciples to publish his works, but that income should be belong to the St. John Chrysostom Fund with the aim of erecting a three-altar church in the Monastery of Celije in honor of St. Sava (central altar), St. Martyr Justin Philosopher (southern altar) and Reverend Mary the Egyptian (Northern Altar).

Celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Serbian Church held in Victoria

Celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Serbian Church held in Victoria
Celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Serbian Church held in Victoria
Celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Serbian Church held in Victoria
Celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Serbian Church held in Victoria

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Siluan, and under auspices of the Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand, one more successful celebration of significant jubilees of the Serbian Church took place last weekend.

After the celebration in Sidney, the deanery of Melbourne held a solemn academy in the church hall of the church of Saint Sava in Greensborough on 14 September 2019. The celebration was attended by Their Graces Bishops Siluan of Australia and New Zealand, Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, George of Canberra of the Russian Orthodox Church in Abroad, abbot of the monastery of Chilandar Archimandrite Metodije as well as by monks and priests of the Melbourn’s deanery.

Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops Recommits to Orthodox Unity in the USA

The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America met today, under the chairmanship of Archbishop Elpidophoros, to discuss the state of Orthodox Christian unity in the USA.

Recognizing the challenges in global Orthodoxy, the jurisdictional representatives reiterated their commitment to the local faithful of America and rededicated themselves to fulfilling the call for canonical normalcy and pastoral unity on contemporary issues.

Central celebration of the jubilee of the Serbian Church in Australia

Central celebration of the jubilee of the Serbian Church in Australia
Central celebration of the jubilee of the Serbian Church in Australia
Central celebration of the jubilee of the Serbian Church in Australia
Central celebration of the jubilee of the Serbian Church in Australia

Eight hundred years of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church and seventy years since the establishment of the organized church life on the territory of the Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand where celebrated conciliarly in the most solemn and pan-Orthodox way in the chapel of the College of Saint Sava in Varoville, Sidney on 7 September 2019.

Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand officiated with the concelebration of Bishop Jacob of Miletoupolis (Ecumenical Patriarchate), Metropolitan Basil (Patriarchate of Antioch), Bishop Longin of New Gracanica and Midwestern America, father Peter – representative of the Bishop Michael (Romanian Patriarchate), the most distinguished guest from Imperial laura of the Monastery of Chilandar Archimandrite Metodije and clergy of the Metropolitanate of Australia-New Zealand.

Pope Francis meets with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew

The meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch was held in “a fraternal atmosphere”, according to a communiqué from the Holy See Press Office.

Pope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople also had lunch together at the Casa Santa Marta with their respective delegations.

850th anniversary of Nemanja’s endowments

850th anniversary of Nemanja’s endowments
850th anniversary of Nemanja’s endowments
850th anniversary of Nemanja’s endowments
850th anniversary of Nemanja’s endowments

The central celebration of the jubilee of 850 years of Nemanja’s endowments (foundations) was held in the  monastery of Saint Nicholas in Kursumlija on 14th and 15th September 2019, under auspices of the Orthodox Diocese of Nis and the Municipality of Kursumlija.

In the courtyard of the monastery of Saint Nicholas in Kursumlija, one of the oldest endowments of Great Zupan Stefan Nemanja, later Saint Simeon, the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was officiated by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral on Sunday 15th September 2019.