About the event

Metropolitanate Day Celebration

5 September 2015, Zinc @ Federation Square, Melbourne

The 6th annual Metropolitinate Day celebration is taking place in on the banks of the Yarra River right in the heart of Melbourne this year, continuing on the tradition which began in Adelaide. Melbourne is home to about 40,000 people of Serbian Origin. Representatives from all Australian states and New Zealand will attend the function.

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, we celebrate Saint Irenaeus of Lyon as our Patron Saint.

The night will be enriched with the presence of important members of the Serbian community as well as distinguished guests from the wider Australian community.