His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Kosovo and the chief of UNMIK Mr. Zahir Tanin at the Serbian Patriarchate on 4 November 2015.
The meeting was attended by representative of UN Secretary General to Belgrade Mrs. Simona-Mirela Miculescu and members of the Holy Synod of Bishops – Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren.
On Sunday, November 1. 2015. at the St. Stephen Archdeacon and Protomartyr Serbian Orthodxo Church in Portland, Oregon, His Grace Bishop Maxim served the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy together with Father Sava from Monastery Tvrdos in Herzegovina, Deacon Zoran Aleksic, Fr. Milan Unkovic, and clergy from neighboring parishes and many parishioners and guests.
The beautiful and spacious St. Nicholas Cathedral in Hamilton (Barton St) was small to receive all the faithful who travelled from all ends of Ontario to take part in the great spiritual and national joy which occured on Sunday October 25th. The occasion was the visit of Their Excellencies the Crown Prince Aleksandar and Princess Katherine Karadjordjevic but also the visit of His Grace Bishop Longin on New Gracanica and Midwestern America.
His Grace Bishop Maxim of Western America visited the faithful of St. Petka Serbian Orthodox Church in San Marcos, California on the occasion of the celebration of their Church Slava, Sunday, October 25, 2015. Concelebrating with His Grace at the Divine Liturgy was Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Milan Vukovic, retired priest from the San Marcos parish and Protopresbyter Milovan Katanic, the newly appointed priest. Also concelebrating were Deacon Zoran Aleksic, the diocesan deacon, and Deacon David-John Williams from Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos parish in Orange County. In his homily His Grace, the bishop, spoke on the gospel parable of the Sower and just as there was seed which fell on good ground it is our task to diligently cultivate the ground of our hearts that the seed, the Word of God, produce much God-pleasing and salvific fruit.