Serbian Orthodox Church
On the third Sunday of Lent, the faithful seekers of living faith offered their prayers, together with their priests, in the beautiful St. Elijah Cathedral in Merrillville, Indiana.
The adoption of the Law on the Serbian Armed Forces in December 2007 provided conditions that religious services could be organized within the Serbian Armed Forces. That move was supported by all traditional Churches and religious communities. The Government of Serbia passed a decree on the introduction of religious services in the Serbian Armed Forces on 24 March 2011, and later on it signed similar agreements with the representatives of seven traditional Churches and religious communities.
We have an exquisite joy and a great pleasure to inform the public that Bishop Dr. Ignatije of Branicevo will be a guest speaker at this year's fraternal meeting and confession of the clergy of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, which will be held in Melbourne from 26 to 29 March 2014.
On Saturday, 22 March 2014, the Serbian Orthodox Youth Association of Australia and New Zealand (SOYA) marked its Patronal Feast, St Nicholai of Zhicha at the St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church and Community Centre in Blacktown. The cutting of the Festal Bread was celebrated by Fr Miodrag Peric, Dean of the New South Wales Deanery, representing His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, together with Fr Srboljub Miletich from the Rooty Hill parish of St Stephen, and Fr Djordje Veselinovic, SOYA NSW Spiritual Advisor and host priest. Present also was the SOYA National President, Pedja Srebro. The tireless members of the local "Mother Jugovich" Circle of Serbian Sisters prepared a lovely lenten meal that was enjoyed by all present.