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Visiting bishop

18 October 2009

Bishop Milutin, of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, visited St Thomas’s Church in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, for their patronal festival last weekend. Bishop Milutin has been Bishop of Australia for three years, and after visiting Serbia, returned to his diocese via Africa. It was his first visit to Africa, he said, and he has now been to all continents.

Bishop Milutin of Australia and New Zealand with Metropolitan Seraphim, Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, after Vespers at St Thomas's Church, Sunninghill, 17 Oct 2009

Bishop Milutin of Australia and New Zealand with Metropolitan Seraphim, Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, after Vespers at St Thomas's Church, Sunninghill, 17 Oct 2009

After Vespers on Saturday evening, which was also attended by Metropolitan Seraphim, Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria, and clergy and laity from various parishes, Bishop Milutin showed a film on the life of St Nikolai Velimirovic.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 19 October 2009 8:53 am

    Just as a side thing – Bp Milutin is the immediate past bishop of Australia and New Zealand – Bp Irenej is the current ruling bishop. ( http://orthodoxwiki.org/Milutin_%28Knezevic%29_of_Valjevo )

    • 19 October 2009 3:10 pm

      Perhaps a problem of translation — it sounded as though he was on his way back after a furlough in Serbia.

  2. bosniakandjewishsolidarity permalink
    29 July 2010 1:26 am

    Can somebody explain why does Bishop Milutin support Serbian Nazi collaborators (Chetniks)?

    • 1 August 2010 7:57 am

      bosniakandjewishsolidarity,

      Your question begs too many questions.

      You ask why the bishop supports Nazi collaborators, assuming that he does.

      You provide no evidence that he does (and don’t bother to provide it here, it’s off-topic). Secondly, you assume that the Chetniks were Nazi collaborators. You perhaps need to check your history. It was the Ustashe that were Nazi collaborators. The Chetniks were the resistance. They were not very effective as resistance, because they were too squeamish. For every German soldier killed by the resistance, the Nazis killed 10 civilians. Tito’s partisans didn’t let such considerations deter them, but the Chetniks did. But what has that to do with Bishop Milutin? He probably wasn’t even born then, or if he was, he was a baby.

      So none of this has anything to do with his visit to South Africa.

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