Престольный Праздник в Данденонге

dandenongВ четверг 28 августа отмечали престольный праздник в Данденонге в Богородице-Успенском приходе.  В среду служили всенощную с выносом Богородичной плащаницы.  В четверг торжественная служба началась Архиерейской встречей преосвященнейшего Георгия, епископа Мэйфильдского.  На службе присутствовало 6 священнослужителей из Мельбурна и Джилонга.  Перед началом службы состоялось малое водоосвящение. На Литургии Причащались из двух чаш. После Божественной литургии служили молебен с крестным ходом. (more…)

Feast Day at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery Bombala

bombala_1On Sunday, 17 August 2014, His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield arrived at the Holy Transfiguration Monastery located at the foot of the Snowy Mountains, where he spent several days visiting the brethren of the Monastery.

On Monday, 18 August 2014, the eve of the feast day of the Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and Tuesday, 19 August 2014, His Grace together with the brethren of the Monastery and visiting clergy served the all night vigil and the Divine Liturgy. (more…)

The Gosford Parish Celebrated the Feast of its Heavenly Protector, The Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon

gosford_1On Friday 8 August and Saturday 9 August 2014 the Gosford parish celebrated the feast of its heavenly protector, the Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon, and formally observed ten years of parish life in the small church at West Gosford.

On the Friday evening His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese, presided at All-night Vigil with the blessing of five loaves, wheat, wine and oil.  Concelebrating were the parish rector, Priest James Carles, together with Protodeacon German Polorotoff (Saint Nicholas, Fairfield), parish deacon Father Martin Naef, and Deacon Vasilli Konstantinidis (Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, Rocklea, QLD).  The choir sang under the direction of long-serving choir conductor, Olga Ivanovna Itsikson, and many parishioners and friends were present for the service. (more…)

His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield Visited Two Monasteries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

greek_monastery17On Friday 8 August 2014 His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield visited two monasteries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, both located in Mangrove Mountain on the New South Wales Central Coast: Pantanassa Monastery and Holy Cross Convent. His Grace was accompanied by the rector of the local Russian Orthodox parish, Priest James Carles.

Arriving at Pantanassa Monastery shortly after 10.00am, Vladyka was greeted with the ringing of the monastery bells. Abbot Eusebios and his brethren had assembled before the main monastery building to welcome Vladyka, after which they escorted him to the chapel. There, Father Eusebios served a brief moleben for Vladyka’s health before greeting him with warm words of welcome, thanking him for his attention and asking for his prayers. (more…)

Восточно-Американская Епархия Готовится к Печати Книга, Посвященная 30-летию Архиерейской Хиротонии Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви

met_hilarion2_20140815В 2014 году исполняется 30 лет епископской хиротонии Высокопреосвященнейшего митрополита Восточно-Американского и Нью-Йоркского Илариона, Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви и правящего архиерея Восточно-Американской епархии. В день празднования Одигитрии Русского Рассеяния, 10 декабря 1984 года, в Знаменском Синодальном соборе гор. Нью-Йорк архимандрит Иларион был хиротонисан во епископа Манхеттенского. Хиротонию совершил третий Первоиерарх Русской Зарубежной Церкви митрополит Филарет (Вознесенский). Эта и еще много известных и малоизвестных вех в жизни нашего Первоиерарха найдут свое отражение в полноцветном альбоме с сотнями цветных фотографий, писем, иллюстрирующих жизнь владыки Митрополита и его многолетнее преданное служение Святой Церкви. (more…)

The Eastern American Diocese is publishing a Commemorative Book in Honour of 30th Anniversary of Episcopal Consecration of Russian Church Abroad’s First Hierarch

met_hilarion2_201408152014 marks the 30th anniversary of the episcopal consecration of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and Ruling Bishop of the Eastern American Diocese. On the feast day of the Protectress of the Russian Diaspora, December 10, 1984, Archimandrite Hilarion was consecrated Bishop of Manhattan in the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign. The consecration was performed by the third First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky). This and other well-known ‒ as well as lesser-known ‒ events in the life of our First Hierarch will be revealed in a full-color album containing hundreds of color photographs and letters illustrating the Metropolitan’s life and his longtime dedicated service to the Holy Church. (more…)

В Сиднее Отметили 100-летие Начала Первой Мировой Войны

ww1_sydney141 августа, ровно сто лет назад, Германия объявила войну императорской России, таким образом втянув её в одну из самых кровавых войн современности. В Сиднее русская общественность отметила начало этой войны поминальной литией и возложением венков и цветов к памятникам русских воинов, похороненных в Сиднее.

Поминальную службу, на которой присутствовал епископ Мейфильдский Георгий, отслужил в Петропавловском соборе священник Георгий Лапардин. После этого в общественном зале собора журналист и историк-любитель Алексей Ивачев рассказал о поисках захоронений участников войны и показал видеосюжеты. Затем участники отправились на кладбища Руквуд, где похоронено около ста военных, включая двух генералов, участвовавших в Первой мировой и последовавшей гражданской войне в стране, где возложили венки и цветы к часовне на русской секции. (more…)

Saint Vladimir’s Parish in Centennial Park Celebrates its Patronal Feast Day

st_vlads_cent_park6On Monday, 28 July 2014, Saint Vladimir Parish in Centennial Park, Sydney celebrated its annual feast day. The All-Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy were celebrated by His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield together with the parish rector priest Daniel Metlenko and clergy from the Diocese.

With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, priest Daniel Metlenko was elevated to the rank of Archpriest. Although the fesat day fell on a work day, the church was filled with parishioners and other faithful who gathered to celebrate the feast day of St Vladimir. After the service the sisterhood preapared a festive lunch for all who attended. (more…)

Holy Dormition Church, Wollongong, Feast Day Invitation

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The Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church in Australia is appalled at the loss of innocent lives in the MH- 17 disaster. There can be no argument to support the deliberate shooting down of a civil aircraft at any time or anywhere.

The Church expresses its sincere condolences to the families of all the victims and prays for the souls of those so tragically lost.

The Church also prays for an end to the conflict which has so dramatically divided the sister nations of Russia and the Ukraine. We urge all nations to assist in finding a peaceful path to negotiations and to stopping the bloodshed in the Lugansk and Donetz Regions of the Ukraine. (more…)