Your Eminence, Archbishop Paul of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, Your Graces: Bishop Iakovos of Greek Orthodox Arhdiocese of Australia, Bishop George of Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, Bishop Suriel of Melbourne and Bishop Daniel of Sydney of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Very reverend fathers, Fr. Michael Protopopov, Fr. Ljupco and all other brothers clergy here present, The Honourable Ms Upton, Attorney General, Your Excellencies, Mr. Petrovic, Serbian Ambassador to Australia and Mr. Radosevic, Consul general of the Republic of Serbia, Ladies and gentlemen, Dear brothers and sisters,
After almost 10 full years of a dedicated service to God and Christ's Holy Church, after 10 years of a fruitful leadership as the head of our local Church and most prominent leader of our Serbian community in Australia and New Zealand, His Grace Bishop Irinej is about to leave us and take up a new appointment in His home country of America.
His Grace Vicar Bishop Arsenije of Toplice, with the blessing of the Serbian Patriarch Irinej, celebrated Hierarchal Liturgy in the church of St. Nicholas of Zicha at Resnik n. Belgrade on the Sunday of 18th of September 2016. Next to the pious parishioners of this Belgrade suburb town, the Divine Liturgy was attended by more than 200 pupils who attend Religious Education classes (Catechism) in public schools located in the neighboring area. The mayor of the Rakovica Community, Mr. Vladan Kocic, with his colleagues was in the congregation.
Symposium with the theme New Martyrs: PolyperspectiveII held in the Orthodox Grammar School Katarina Kantakuzina Brankovic
The clergy of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb-Ljubljana performed a solemn doxology rite in the chapel of Saint Sava, the church within the Orthodox Grammar School “Katarina Kantakuzina Brankovic” complex, which began at 10:30 a.m.
On 14 September 2016, on the day when the Church celebrates a beginning of a New church year, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in monastery chapel of the Holy Three Hierarchs in Milton, Canada
The Patriarch was concelebrated by priest Jovan Marjanac, Secretary of the Diocese of Canada, and protodeacon Damjan Bozic. The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy was prayerfully attended by Mitrophan, Bishop- elect of Canada. Protosyncellos Vasilije, abbot of the Milton monastery; deacon Djuradj Kojic from Mississauga and Mr. Milorad Delic, graduated theologian, sang responses.
Његова Светост Патријарх српски г. Иринеј свечано је дочекан на интернационалном аеродрому Пирсон у Торонту.
Више свештеника предвођених изабраним Епископом канадским др Митрофаном, у присуству конзула Републике Србије г. Спасоја Милићевића и верног народа, са цвећем и многољетствијем су дочекали Свјатејшега Патријарха и администратора Епархије канадске.