Protodeacon Christopher Henderson reposed in the Lord

fr_christopher_8On 16 August 2016 Protodeacon Christopher Henderson reposed to the Lord.

Please find below Father Christopher’s biography and information regarding his funeral details.

Christopher Henderson was born in Carlton, NSW, on 20 November 1942.  After secondary studies at Canterbury Boys’ High School he studied Optometry at the University of New South Wales, graduating in 1965 and establishing a practice in Liverpool, NSW.  In 1965, he also married Julie Ann Piddington.  (more…)

Invitation – Ninth Annual Hieromonk Seraphim Rose Memorial Lecture, 2 September 2016

Saint John the Baptist Cathedral Celebrated its Feast Day

st_john_canberra_2016_9Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in Canberra celebrated its parish feast day on Sunday 10 July 2016. The Cathedral rector, His Grace Bishop George accompanied by Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff and 2 sub-deacons arrived in Canberra from Sydney on Saturday, 9 July 2016.

The All-night vigil was served at 5pm by His Grace along with the Cathedral dean Archpriest Alexander Morozow, Abbot Sergei from Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Bombala, Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff and Deacon Michael Storozhev clerics of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield.

On Sunday morning, Fr Alexander Morozow served the molelen with the lesser blessing of the waters and at 9am the clergy greeted the Cathedral rector. During the reading of the 6th hour, Bishop George tonsured Stephen David into a reader then the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. (more…)

Youth from the Australian and New Zealand Diocese Participate in the 9th International Concord of Orthodox Youth

kursk_2016On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the Korenny Pilgrim Center near the Kursk-Root Hermitage in Russia hosted the opening of the 9th International Concord of Orthodox Youth. The main focus of this conference is the celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the Russian presence on Mt Athos, Greece. A group of Australian and New Zealand youth from the Diocese flew to Kursk under the guidance of Protodeacon Alexander Abramoff cleric of the Holy Protection Cathedral, Melbourne to participate in the conference. Please click here for more information.

Престольный Праздник Архиерейской Крестовой Церкви Кройдон

croydon_2016_9День Всех Святых, в земле Российской просиявших, отмечается православными во второе воскресенье после Троицы. В этом году 3 июля прихожане и гости сиднейского Архиерейского храма в Кройдоне отметили свой престольный праздник.

Первую службу в этом храме, считавшимся архиерейским и расположенном рядом со зданием Австралийско-Новозеландской епархии Русской Зарубежной Церкви, русские священники отслужили еще в феврале 1960 года. С первого престольного праздника до своего ухода на покой в 1970 году, здесь служил архиепископ Савва. (more…)

Australian and New Zealand Diocese Commemorated the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Blessed Repose of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco

st_johns_2016_8On Friday 1 July and Saturday 2 July 2016 the Australian-New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia prayerfully commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of the blessed repose of the great twentieth century hierarch and wonderworker Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco.  To mark this jubilee, services were held in all four cathedrals of the Diocese: Saints Peter and Paul Diocesan Cathedral in Strathfield (Sydney), New South Wales; Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Brisbane, Queensland; Holy Protection Cathedral in Brunswick (Melbourne), Victoria; and Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

In Sydney All-night vigil with the blessing of wheat, wine, oil and five loaves was served on Friday evening.  Priest Alexander Korjenevski led the service, with Bishop George and the concelebrating priests vesting for the litia at Vespers and for the magnification and Gospel reading at Matins.  (more…)

Благотворительный Концерт Молодых Исполнителей

sobor_concert_russ_club_2016_1В Сиднее состоялся очередной благотворительный концерт молодых исполнителей. Два года подряд такие музыкальные праздники проходили в общественном зале при Петропавловском соборе в Стратфилде. В этом году зал собора перестраивается и участников концерта радушно принял Русский клуб. (more…)

Очередное Заседание Австралийско-Новозеландского Епархиального Совета

diocesan_council_july_2016В четверг, 23 июня 2016 г. при Епархиальном доме в Кройдоне (Н.Ю.У.) прошли заседания Правления Имущественного Треста Русской Православной Церкви (Н.Ю.У.) и Епархиального Совета. В насыщенном дне заседаний участвовали: Администратор Епархии Епископ Георгий, Епархиальный Канцлер митрофорный протоиерей Михаил Протопопов и члены Епархиального совета: прот.Георгий Лапардин, иерей Яков Карлес, протод. Александр Абрамов, Николай Недачин, Александр Белоцерковский, Любовь Коваленко и Николай Вырубов. Митрополит Иларион принимал участие в заседании по телефону. (more…)

Australian and New Zealand Diocesan Council Meeting

diocesan_council_july_2016On Thursday 23 June 2016 meetings of the Board of the Russian Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust and the Diocesan Council were held at the Diocesan House in Croydon, NSW.  Participating in this full day of meetings were Diocesan Administrator Bishop George, Diocesan Chancellor Mitred Archpriest Michael Protopopov, and Diocesan Council members Archpriest George Lapardin, Priest James Carles, Protodeacon Alexander Abramoff, Nicholas Nedachin, Alexander Bialocerkowski, Lubov Cowall and Nicholas Wirubov. Metropolitan Hilarion participated in the meeting of the Property Trust by telephone. (more…)

Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York on the Day of Orthodox Youth of the Russian Church Abroad, Celebrated on the Sunday of All Saints

Beloved in the Lord Brothers and Sisters:

I send my heartfelt greetings on the feast of All Saints, and the Day of Orthodox Youth celebrated on this day, which was established by the Russian Church Abroad seven years ago.
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