Continuing with our Readers (Ctecevi) Seminars under the guidance and blessings of His Grace Bishop Siluan, on Saturday the 20th of October 2018, a Seminar of this kind was organised for the very first time in the Metropolitanate's Brisbane-Wellington Deanery at St Nicholas church in Ross Street, Woolloongabba.
The Seminar was divided into two parts: theoretical and practical.
On Tuesday the 16th of October 2018, His Grace Bishop Siluan visited the St Spyridon's Greek Orthodox College in Kingsford, Sydney. His Grace was accompanied on this occasion by St Sava College board member and Metropolitanate Treasurer, Mr Peter Kozlina.
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The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church has taken over the management of the New Kalenic Monastery near Canberra, including visits to the Monastery, following a prolonged court case which began in 2011 and concluded in 2017 with a decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. This decision regulates the relationships between the Metropolitanate and the Property Trust of the “Free Australian New Zealand Diocese”.
An invitation from His Grace Bishop Siluan, to the annual St. Sava College picnic on the 1st of October 2018, and a reflection on the significance of Saint Sava's College for us as a community.
On Sunday 12th of August 2018, at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church Cabramatta, the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand held its first spiritual talk for the Orthodox youth, which addressed the question: Why is it important to go to church? The event was Pan-Orthodox, with many in attendance; from within and outside the Serbian Orthodox Church.
On Saturday 7th July, the feast-day of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, the Saint Naum of Ohrid Serbian Orthodox parish in Broadmeadow (Newcastle) celebrated both its patronal feast-day (or “slava”) – Saint Naum is commemorated on 3rd July – and the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the parish.
Last night our parish joyously received His Grace Bishop Siluan for Lenten Vespers served by Fr Miodrag and attended by local clergy. The service was followed with a talk given by Fr Rade on the theme of judgement.
On Sunday, 25th February 2018, 7 pm, at the Greek Orthodox Parish of St. Nicholas Marrickville, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, presided at the Inter-Orthodox Vespers of Orthodoxy, assisted by His Grace Bishop Siluan (Serbian Orthodox Church), His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonia, Priests of other Orthodox jurisdictions and with the participation of all our Clergy in Sydney . At the end of the Service, a Procession of the Holy Icons took place inside the Church, after which “The Synodikon” of the 7th Ecumenical Council was read out in various languages.