Metropolitanate Day

Welcome to the Metropolitanate Day of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

According to the ancient custom of the Orthodox Church each diocese celebrates as its own patron saint the one by which its bishop received his monastic name. Thus, in Australia and New Zealand, now for the fifth consecutive year we celebrate Saint Irenaeus of Lyon as our Patron Saint.

The Dioceses of Australia and New Zealand firstly celebrated Saint Irenaeus of Lyon as their Patron Saint four years ago in Adelaide, followed by Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Next celebration will be held in Perth, Western Australia, the home of about 14,500 people of Serbian origin.


  • 1-7 September 2013 – Photography Exhibition “Medevial Architectural Beauties of Serbia”, Perth Town Hall (free entry)
  • Saturday, 7 September 2013 – Metropolitanate Day celebration at Perth Town Hall (ticket sales only in advance)

All those willing to support event can have a look at our sponsorship package.

More details: или

The Serbian Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity, Perth WA
The Serbian Orthodox Church of St Sava, Highgate WA

Supporting sponsors:
Cooling Towers WA Pty Ltd, Jandakot WA
Kings Coffee Pty Ltd, Balcatta WA
Borovac International Pty Ltd, Dianella WA
Serbian Film Festival Inc.
The St Basil of Ostrog North Perth Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish, WA

Sports & Cultural Club Serbia of W.A. Inc., Dianella WA
The St Basil of Ostrog Rockingham Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish, WA
City of Perth

Other monetary contributions:
ASNA Travel, North Perth WA
Nikola Ivkovic, Perth WA
Vedrana Grbovic, JLP France
Jovan Scekic, Perth WA
Bogdan Soactar, Duncraig WA
Emma Harryman, Perth WA

Sponsors in kind:
Danica Graphic Design Studio, Morley WA
designQ, Sydney NSW
Fresca Viva Pty Ltd, Dianella WA
Fitzgerald Photo Imaging, Perth WA
Fr Sasa Stojanovic, St. Sava Church, Highhgate WA

Media sponsors:
SBS Radio, Serbian program
The Serbian Voice Newspaper
Radio Serbia, Fremantle WA
Serbia – Australian Review