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Fr Milorad Loncar

Fr Milorad is the Dean of our Church.


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Forgive us, o Christ

Today, amongst the myriad interpretations of our current circumstances and in times where both the soul and the body are tortured, our rulers want to save us from ourselves at all costs.

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Bishop Siluan serving on Easter

Dear brothers and sisters, We are ascending the crowning point of Great Lent, culminating in the services of Great and Holy Friday, Great Saturday and Holy Pascha - Easter. The Divine Hierarchical Liturgy with Bishop Siluan serving will start half an hour before than usual at 9:30am on Sunday, 2 May.

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Blessed in memory Metropolitan Amfilohije: The Spiritual Giant

When the sermon by hieromonk Dr Amfilohije Radovic - held at the burial of St Justin of Chelije in 1979. shaking the foundations of the Communist regime in former Yugoslavia - reached me in Sydney where I was serving at the time, the streets I walked became different, broad and free.

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FROM OUR PRIESTS: THE CHURCH IS OPEN AGAIN

Dear brothers and sisters, You are now aware that our rulers have allowed us to gather in prayer, but with very limited number of the faithful allowed to be present. There is a limit of 10 participants at the service, including the priests.

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Fr Milorad on Christ

Fr Milorad expounds the person of Jesus Christ in our times when the relationship of modern man with God has been marginalised. Lord Jesus Christ Son of God

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Parish Herald #54

In the new 54th issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: The Synaxis of Serbian Saints Our Joy by Fr Milorad St Nikolaj’s thoughts for 13 September Angels Unawares from abbott Tryphon Demonic attacks by St Maximus the Confessor The principles of goodness by St Philaret of Moscow

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53rd issue of Parish Herald

In the new 53rd issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: The Beheading of St John the Baptist The New Vineyard by Fr Milorad St Nikolaj’s thoughts for 6 September The problem of evil from abbott Tryphon How much longer this will last by Fr Milorad Montenegro has decided by Fr Milorad

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52nd issue of Parish Herald

In the new 52nd issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: Holy Martyrs Myron and Patroclus Wealth as a blessing or a curse by Fr Milorad Excerpts from Serbian epic poetry and warning from abbott Tryphon abou the new age religion St Nikolaj’s thoughts for 30 August Going to church and standing aside Holy Spirit or “Holy Chance”

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Serbian Community Association: Call for Volunteers

Serbian Community Association of Australia is a community-based organisation funded by Australian government to recruit, train and support volunteer visitors to visit socially isolated elderly people in residential aged care facilities or recipients of home care packages in their homes.

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51st issue of Parish Herald

In the new 51st issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: Dormition of Most Holy Mother of God Selfishness dragging us down by Fr Milorad About Slava (Patron Saint) among Serbs Thoughts for 23 August by St Nikolaj The Holy Oblation by Abbott Tryphon

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50th issue of Parish Herald

In the new 50th issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: Holy Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ Faith as a grain of mustard seed by Fr Milorad St Nikolaj Velimirovic' thoughts for 16th August Sayings of the Fathers of the Church in English: St Justin Popovich on only true joy for human nature St Ignatius Brianchaninov on explaining the Holy Scripture St Jerome on distorting the thoughts of Scripture by submitting them to our own intentions Today’s Feast of St Isaac, Dalmatius and Faustus St Nikolaj’s explanation of why the Holy Transfiguration was shown only to three witnesses Excerpt from an interview of His Holiness Irinej, Patriarch of Serbia

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The stories from the Fifth Continent: Preserving Serbian Language

RTV (Radio Television Vojvodina) has filmed the TV series “The stories from the Fifth Continent” in Australia during January and February 2020. The series has 13 episodes and the third one interviews two of our parishioners and Melbourne academics, professors Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover and Boris Trbic, on the topic of preserving Serbian language and identity in Australia through their own family experiences.

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49th issue of Parish Herald

In the new 49th issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: Holy Great-Martyr Panteleimon and St Clement of Ohrid Christ as Foundation by Fr Milorad St Nikolaj Velimirovic' thoughts and sayings of the Fathers of The Church Reminder of upcoming fasting preparation for Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

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The stories from the Fifth Continent: Cultural Club 'Novi Sad'

RTV (Radio Television Vojvodina) has filmed the TV series “The stories from the Fifth Continent” in Australia during January and February 2020. The series has 13 episodes and the second one features one of our parishioners, Stevan Ivanov, who talked about his Australian life and presented cultural club ‘Novi Sad’ together with its president, Kosta Pavlovic.

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48th issue of Parish Herald

In the new 48th issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: Holy Prophet Elijah Unity in mind and thought by Fr Milorad St Nikolaj Velimirovic' thoughts and sayings of the Fathers of The Church Reprint of Ep Siluan announcement on the closure of churches due to pandemic Short report on our site and Youtube channel by Nebojsa Stefanovich

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The stories from the Fifth Continent

RTV (Radio Television Vojvodina) has filmed the TV series “The stories from the Fifth Continent” in Australia during January and February 2020. The series has 13 episodes and the first one has been just posted on YouTube, covering the St Sava Festival in Novi Kalenic:

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47th issue of Parish Herald

In the new 47th issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: Holy Archangel Gabriel, Greatmartyr Marina and First Six Ecumenical Councils Taking care of others by Fr Milorad St Nikolaj Velimirovic' thoughts and homily Sayings and homiles of the Holy Fathers

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46th issue of Parish Herald

In the new 46th issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: Venerable Sisoes the Great (in Serbian) Calling our Lord in all occassions by Fr Milorad (in Serbian) St Nikolaj Velimirovic' thoughts and homily (in Serbian) Marriage and family by Elder Porphyrius and Fr Pavel Gumerov (in Serbian) Concealing our sins by Abbott Tryphoon

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45th issue of Parish Herald

In the new 45th issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: Venerable Anasthasia of Serbia, mother of St Sava (in Serbian) Showing off as impediment to our spiritual growth by Fr Milorad (in Serbian) Operating Serbian school with pandemic restrictions by Emilija Simic (in Serbian) Thoughts of St Nikolaj Velimirovic (in Serbian) Vidovdan Homily by Fr Petar Damnjanovic in English

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44th issue of Parish Herald

In the new 44th issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: St Apostles Peter and Paul (in Serbian) Becoming servants of righteousness by Fr Milorad (in Serbian) the Feast of Nativity of St John the Baptist and Vidovdan (in Serbian) Thoughts of St Nikolaj Velimirovic (in Serbian) The Fear of Love by Abbott Tryphon (in English)

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43rd issue of Parish Herald

In the new 43rd issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: St Czar Lazar and Holy Hieromartyr Ephraim of Serbia (in Serbian) About serving contemporary Mamons by Fr Milorad (in Serbian) Thoughts of St Nikolaj Velimirovic (in English and Serbian) Vidovdan address by St Nikolaj in St Paul Cathedral, London, 1916 (in English) St Sava, Zhicha homily (in Serbian)

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The Heavenly Kingdom in Serbia's Historic Destiny

For the Vidovdan Feast, we bring you the Rev. Vladyka Atanasije’s treatise on Heavenly Kingdom as Serbian spiritual base. We hope you enjoy it. PDF The Serbian people began to formulate their spiritual identity during the era of the Holy Brothers Cyril and Methodius (9th century), and their 5 disciples who followed (10th century).

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New issue of Parish Herald

In the new 42nd issue of our Parish Herald you can read about: St Ephraim and St Theodor Stratilates (in Serbian) human and God’s justice by Fr Milorad (in Serbian) St Nicholas about the question of masonry (as quoted by Monk Seraphim Zissis here) Abbot Tryphon about Orthodox education of children Homily and Reflection from Prologue of Ohrid (in Serbian) what Holy Fathers say about freedom and evil (in Serbian)

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Slava update

On Sunday 7 June is our church Patron Feast (Slava) - Holy Trinity, the Pentecost. Episcopal Liturgy will start at 9:30am when we expect out Bishop Siluan to arrive. Maximum of 20 people is allowed at any time in the church and at all times the “four square meter rule” (the amount of space for every person inside) must be observed.

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Holy Constantine and Jelena

(icon from Jezhevica monastery) Tomorrow is the Feast of Holy Emperor Constantine and Jelena. Vespers service is tonight at 6pm, then Matins tomorrow at 9am and Divine Liturgy at 10am.

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Pentecost Memorial Service

Оn Saturday before Pentecost (6 June), we will serve the Liturgy starting at 10am and continuing with panikhida (the Memorial Service) for all the departed parishiones or members of their families, whose names have been given to us already or brought to us on Saturday.

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The Church Slava

Dear brothers and sisters, We will celebrate our Slava, the Feast of Holy Trinity: the Descent of Holy Spirit upon the Apostles (Pentecost) - on the actual Feast day: Sunday, 7 June.

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