IRINEJ

BY THE GRACE OF GOD
BISHOP OF THE METROPOLITANATE OF
AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
THE SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

GOD'S PEACE — CHRIST IS BORN!

Most beloved Clergy and Monastics, Sons and Daughters,
Our dear Spiritual Children,

How can a womb contain Him whom nothing can contain?
How can He remain in His Father's bosom, yet rest in His mother's arms?
It is His good pleasure to accomplish this. . .
(Nativity Matinal Kathisma Hymn)

God in His Providence deigned, and it is truly according to His good will, that the birth of а child be a great source of joy. For all of us who anticipate that child, its birth evokes boundless love – tenderness – toward that newborn life! As such we celebrate the birth of Christ according to the flesh with hymns of praise and joyful songs. For His birth is the source and foundation of our salvation as He, God before all ages, is "born as a little Child". Christ is born, beloved, glorify Him!

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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 2015 and adopted the scheme put forward by His Grace Bishop Irinej for the future management of the St Sava Monastery under the auspices of the Metropolitanate and the authority of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

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МИТРОПОЛИЈА АУСТРАЛИЈСКО-НОВОЗЕЛАНДСКА СРПСКЕ ПРАВОСЛАВНЕ ЦРКВЕ- SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH – METROPOLITANATE OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

SYDNEY DEANERY 2016 ST SAVA CAMP FRIDAY, 22 JANUARY 2016 TO MONDAY, 25 JANUARY 2015

Open to children of primary and secondary school age | Cost: $135 per camper | $235 per adult(for four days and three nights, with accommodation and meals included)

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On St Andrew's feast day, Sunday 13 December 2015, His Grace Bishop Irinej celebrated hierarchical Liturgy at St George Historic Cathedral in Cabramatta, NSW. His co-celebrants were Very Reverend Protopresbyter-stavrophor Djuro Djurdjevic the dean of the Cabramatta parish, V. Rev. Protopresbyter-stavrophor Nikola Bilic dean of the Darwin parish, V. Rev. Presbyter Nemanja Mrdjenovic second parish priest of the Cabramatta parish, as well as V. Rev. Protodeacon Petar Mrakic and Rev. Deacon Aleksandar Ivanovic the secretary of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand. The Cabramatta parish choir, aided by a couple of voices from the Lazarica choir and directed by Ms Darija Galic M. Mus, sang angelically.

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The Australian Freedom Network is a reflection of the Global Freedom Network, which was initiated by Andrew Forrest and was signed by global faith leaders on 02 December 2014. The Global Freedom Network is founded on the premise that religious faith can be a powerful motivating force to inspire individual and community action both spiritually and practically.

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