Last Sunday, 22 November 2015, a picnic was organised in Olympic Park, Sydney, to showcase the latest of updates in relation to the soon-approaching Serbian Festival Sydney. The Serbian Orthodox Youth Association - SOYA intended to promote youth networking and to allow the public to meet the current team, chaired by Dimitrije Grasar, the organisational backbone for our festival to be held 6 and 7 February at Darling Harbour.

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The Holy Archangel Michael Parish and Church Community in Homebush, celebrated its patronal feast day the Holy Archangel Michael on Sunday, 22 November 2015. This very solemn occasion was enhanced with two important events for this parish, which consists of Orthodox faithful who come from almost all over the world, and is known for conducting services in the English language.

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On Saturday, 24 October 2015, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church, together with the Very Reverend Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Ilija Dragosavljevic and Metropolitanate Secretary, the Reverend Deacon Aleksandar Ivanovic, joined His Eminence Archbishop Paul of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines of the Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchate, together with his clergy, faithful and guests for the consecration of the Holy Archangel Michael Monastery Church at the newly acquired Antiochian Village in Goulburn, New South Wales.

The Antiochian Village is a spiritual revelation. There are facilities where the faithful will be able to stay in for some days, praying, contemplating, learning, mixing with others, etc.... it is the church in the world.

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On 30th October 2015, writing on behalf of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church and their substantial Serbian communities, especially in Australia and New Zealand to The Honourable Foreign Ministers Julia Bishop of Australia and Murray McCully of New Zealand, Bishop Irinej urged them and their respective governments, in the strongest possible terms, to assist in preserving, without compromise, our Serbian cultural and spiritual patrimony of Kosovo-Metohija, by preventing the admission of "Kosovo" to the membership of UNESCO.

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The members of the 5th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed the opportunity to meet in Sydney on Tuesday 13th October, 2015, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia.

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On Sunday, 13 September 2015, the Central Coast Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish celebrated its patronal feast day, the Synaxis of the Serbian Saints, in Peats Ridge. Leading them in worship was His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop Irinej, who heads the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, headquartered in Alexandria, Sydney. The community was joined by many friends and supporters from Serbian communities in Rooty Hill, Alexandria, Mona Vale, Cabramatta and Hoxton Park. The Circle of Serbian Sisters, together with hosts Radovan and Pejka Trajkovic, prepared a delicious meal for all the guests, whilst a Serbian folkloric group from Rooty Hill entertained all with their intricate dancing in beautiful Serbian national dress.

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