Serbian Patriarch Irinej I to visit the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand

Church of Serbia February 2016 Blessed is he who comes in the Name of the Lord! With exceeding great joy we herein announce that, at the invitation of His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, His Holiness the Archbishop of Pech, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch Kyr Irinej will visit the ...

Communiqué оn The St Sava Monastery in Hall

Church of Serbia- Communiqué of The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church and His Grace Bishop Irinej are pleased to announce that the Supreme Court of New South Wales has today, 24 December 2015, confirmed the orders made by the Court on 29 May ...

Sydney Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Death of Archpriest Rostislav Adolfovich Gan

Russian Church Outside Russia - December 2015 On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the death of a church leader and prominent expert on the Orthodox Liturgy, Protopriest Rostislav Gan, was marked at Holy Protection Church in Cabramatta (near ??Sydney), Australia, with a large number of clergy and laity attending a solemn funeral service. Service ...

Football, Politics and Assyrian National Identity

A large Assyrian flag is displayed by Assyrian fans at a game played by Assyriska, an Assyrian football club in Sweden.

By Paul Antonopoulos - 22/12/15 (AINA) -- In Iraq, Syria and Turkey, Assyrian identity and culture is being undermined by simply being labelled as Christian. Although it may seem irrelevant or even trivial, this is an attack on a stateless people with a 6700 year history, language, culture and identity. But in the very large Assyrian diaspora ...

Bishop Irinej writes to Ministers of Australia and New Zealand on preventing admission of “Kosovo” to UNESCO membership

Church of Serbia - November 2015 Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand writes to Foreign Ministers Julia Bishop of Australia and Murray McCully of New Zealand on preventing admission of “Kosovo” to UNESCO membership. On 30th October 2015, writing on behalf of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox ...

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Vespers in Samoa

Orthodox Mission fraternity- October 2015- Fiji “Blessed is God, who desires all men to be saved, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.” Peace and joy be upon you from the Pacific islands Fiji, Tonga and Samoa. With the help of our Good God three projects have been completed in Fiji: the majestic Holy ...

Blessing of the Waters Service Held in the Mother See for the Newly Consecrated Victory Holy Muron

On October 04, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin. The celebrant was His Eminence Archbishop Kissag Mouradian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church in Argentina. In His sermon, His Eminence reflected on the meaning ...

Resurrection of faith in Tonga Islands

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Orthodox Missionary Fraternity - June 2015 All Hail! (Matt. 28: 1) It was the first word of the Risen Christ to the Myrrh-bearing women: a joyous message addressed to the troubled and afflicted by sin humanity—a message that is then delivered by the Apostles to the faithful of all time. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in ...

New Zealand’s new Indian Orthodox Church is consecrated and named St Geevarghese Mar Dionysius

Liju Cherian- March 2015 AUCKLAND, New Zealand: St Dionysious Indian Orthodox Church (SDIOC), the first Indian Orthodox Church, for the faithful of Auckland was consecrated on February 13, 14, 2015. Named after St Geevarghese Mar Dionysius of Vattasseril (1858-1934), who was the Malankara Metropolitan (primate) of the Indian Orthodox Church, Vattasseril Geevarghese Mar Dionysius was also popularly ...

Orthodox Mission in the Kingdom of Tonga

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December 2014 Dear brothers, “Christ is born, give glory!” These words of the composer were heard in the far Tonga islands for the first time, this year. Their echo reaches every corner of Oceania. God enters the life and history of Pacific Islanders and the joy that He spreads to their pure souls is mirrored in their innocent faces. ...

Communique of the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand

On the desecration of Russian and Serbian graves at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney An unknown vandal or vandals during the night between Tuesday (09/12/2014) and Wednesday (10/12/2014) desecrated seventy six (76) graves in the Russian and Serbian Section No. 1 at Sydney's Rookwood Cemetery. We are amazed and saddened by this act of vandalism witnessed in the ...

The fire of Pentecost in the Pacific islands

Baptisms in Viti Levu, Fiji

November 2014 -  Diocese of New Zealand - Fiji  Dear brothers in Christ, members and associates of the Orthodox Missionary Fraternity, may the blessing and joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. In the book of the Acts, chapter 16, we read that when Paul and his missionary team were in a region called Mysia, near ...

Reconstruction begins in Kraljevo

Church of Serbia - 23/8/14 During the week of 11-16 August 2014, International Orthodox Christian Charities—IOCC, working with the Red Cross of Kraljevo and on behalf of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church, initiated a reconstruction programme in Kraljevo, in Grdica Village. This affected local population largely consists of those ...

New Patriarchal Vicar Appointed for Australia and New Zealand Diocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India

Ajesh T Phillip (OCP Delegate of Indian Sub-Continent) OCP News Service India: His Grace Metropolitan Mor Athanasius Geevarghese has been appointed as the new Patriarchal vicar for the diocese of Australia and New Zealand Diocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church in India. The appointment was made by the revered office of His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem Karim II- Patriarch ...

New Assyrian Church Consecrated in Auckland, New Zealand

Assyrian Catholic Apostolic Church of the East Courtesy – Manukau Courier - June 2014 A new church is helping forge cultural roots for a small community. The Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East opened its doors in Manurewa on Saturday. Father Toma K Toma, who came to New Zealand from Iran in 1992, acknowledges the church has ...

Sermon on St George the great Martyr by Archbishop Savva

May 2014 Archbishop Savva of Australia and New Zealand “Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth” (Psalms 119:142) In the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is this Divine righteousness and truth that we will discuss, beloved in the Lord brothers and sisters. By God’s mercy, I ...

AN ARMENIAN OASIS IN BANGLADESH

 Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh

25/1/14 Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia & New Zealand There have never been very large enclaves of Armenians residing in Asia or the Far East however the presence of pockets of Armenians in the region and their impact on the societies in which they lived have left their mark despite the dwindling of these communities ...

Saint Sava’s Epistle of Bishop Irinej by the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand

Church of Serbia - 25/1/14 IRINEJ by the Grace of God Bishop of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand The Serbian Orthodox Church A joyous and blessed all Serbian Feast Day! That all Serbian hearts May be united with you, That the Sun of peace, love – May shine upon us all... (Hymn to Saint Sava) Our much beloved Clergy and Monastics, Sons and Daughters, Our dear Children of ...

Philippine Denominations join the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Aust. & NZ

October 2013 Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand PRIMATE To be read from the pulpit To all of our reverend clergy and beloved faithful, Greetings to all of you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We would like to inform you that after long discussions with two denominations from the Philippines, one belong to the Catholic Patriarchate ...

Communiqué of The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand

23/9/13 Legal proceedings for the return of The St. Sava Monastery The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church (Metropolitanate) has made several attempts to resolve the litigation against the Free Serbian Orthodox Church Diocese for Australia and New Zealand Property Trust and its management over the St Sava Monastery in the ...

Metropolitan Mar Diascoros says formation of Far East Diocese can be a reality in about 10 years

Liju Cherian - 7/7/13 Indian Malankara Orthodox Church #Metropolitan forms core panel for launch of 'common church' in Australia #Consecration of first Orthodox church in New Zealand by Sept CHENNAI, India ~ HG Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros, Indian Orthodox Metropolitan of Madras Diocese since March 2009, heads a vast territory geographically. The New Madras Diocese consists of Tamil Nadu, ...