In the God-Child Christ, my dearest, by the Grace of God - spiritual children
On the eve of the radiant and joyous Feast of the Birth of Christ, we behold the inexpressible mystery of God's love, which again and again is abundantly gifted to all mankind, and in particular to those who approach His love in the embrace of Him who is born in a Bethlehem cave. For it is Christ who radiates from the human heart and transfigures it, who warms the coldness of the cave of the human heart, making it the warm abode of the uncontainable God.

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The Serbian Orthodox Church
to her spiritual children at Christmas, 2016

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By the Grace of God
Orthodox Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, with all the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to all the clergy, monastics, and all the sons and daughters of our Holy Church: grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, with the joyous Christmas greeting:

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On Tuesday, 08 November 2016, at the Saint George Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Cabramatta we celebrated the festival of Saint Demitrios of Thessaloniki. Bishop Siluan presided at the Holy Hierachichal Liturgy, concelebrating with the Cathedral clergy Very Rev. Fathers Djuro Djurdjevic and Nemanja Mrdjenovic and Rev Deacon Aleksandar Ivanovic, the Secretary of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand. Mrs Darija Galic MA as usual conducted the choir that had help from Very Reverend Fathers Nenad Djurasinovic and Dragoljub Pantelic, who were the first arrivals for the clergy seminar.

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His Grace the newly-enthroned Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese Irinej served the Divine Liturgy in New York City on Sunday, October 2, 2016, in Madison Square Park, located close to St. Sava Cathedral. Serving with Bishop Irinej was His Eminence Metropolitan Georgios of Guinea and Western Africa, along with clergy: Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary; Protopresbyter-stavrophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic, Dean of the Washington Deanery and parish priest in Boston; Protopresbyter-stavrophor Dr. Zivojin Jakovljevic, Dean of St. Sava Cathedral in New York City; Protopresbyter-stavrophor Ivan Marjanovic, parish priest in Portland, Maine; Protopresbyter -stavrophor Dr. Alexander Rentel, Professor of Canon Law at St. Vladimir's Seminary; Protopresbyter Djokan Majstorovic, parish priest in Paterson, New Jersey; Protopresbyter Zoran Radovic, parish priest of St. George Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey; Protopresbyter Vladislav Radujkovic, parish priest in New York City; Presbyter Sasa Nedic, parish priest of Holy Ascension Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey; Presbyter Christopher Rocknage, parish priest in Steelton, Pennsylvania; Archdeacon Joseph Matusiak, Protodeacon Vadim Gan, Deacon Dr. Jovan Anicic, and Deacon Larry Soper. Responses were sung by the Cathedral choir directed by Dr. Milos Raickovic.

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01 October 2016
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Pittsburgh

IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON
AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!

YOUR EMINENCES, YOUR GRACES –
MOST ESTEEMED BROTHER HIERARCHS AND ARCHPASTORS, REPRESENTATIVES OF OUR HOLY AND EXCEEDINGLY BELOVED SISTER ORTHODOX CHURCHES AND OF OUR OWN HOLY SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH,
YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESSES – CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER AND
CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE,
YOUR EXCELLENCY AMBASSADOR AND MRS DJERDJ MATKOVIC OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS,
MOST VENERABLE, VERY REVEREND AND REVEREND CLERGY,
MOST VENERABLE MOTHER ABBESS AND SISTERHOOD IN CHRIST,
MOST BELOVED BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND CHERISHED CHILDREN IN CHRIST OUR LORD,

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