July 2019 was an especially joyous time for Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Brisbane

From 11-14 July, we received Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen), who was in Australia lecturing at the Residential School for the Sts Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Institute.  In 2019, we celebrate 10 years since our transfer into the ROCOR Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, which we remember was done at the hand of Metropolitan Jonah while he was primate of the Orthodox Church in America.  Therefore, it was with great joy that we were able to celebrate this with his presence.

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В храме святого Владимира в Сиднее

28 июля в день святого князя Владимира, в старейшем русском храме Сиднея, названном именем крестителя Руси, отметили престольный праздник.

Храмы в честь святого равноапостольного Владимира, во время правления которого в 988 году на Руси было принято христианство, сегодня располагаются не только в России, Украине и Беларуси, но и в городах по всему миру. Известный храм-памятник в честь святого Владимира находится недалеко от Нью-Йорка в Нью-Джерси, есть храмы в Торонто, Хьюстоне и Майами. В Австралии имя Святого Владимира несет один из самых старых храмов в стране, Свято-Владимирский в Сентенниел парке, служивший собором до постройки Петропавловского храма в Стратфилде. Читайте здесь

Многая лета Петропавловскому собору в Сиднее

12 июля, в день святых апостолов Петра и Павла, главный русский православный храм Сиднея в 66-й раз отмечал свой престольный праздник.

Начали строить здание храма в Стратфилде вскоре после войны, когда в Сидней прибыла большая группа русских, приехавших из лагерей беженцев в Европе, а также из Харбина, Шанхая и других мест Китая. Уже в 1953 году в строящемся здании начались службы, в мае на купол колокольни был поднят и водружен крест, а 27 декабря архиепископ Феодор освятил новое здание собора.  Продолжайте читать здесь

His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrates the Diving Liturgy of Holy Thursday at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Thursday 26 April 2019, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the Divine Liturgy of Holy Thursday at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral.

Concelebrating with His Grace were the cathedral clergy Archpriest George Lapardin, Priest Michael Storozhev, Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff and visiting clergy, Mitred Archpriest Michael Protopopov rector, Our Lady’s Dormition Church (Dandenong VIC) and Protodeacon Martin Naef cleric, St Panteleimon Church (Gosford NSW). (more…)

Palm Sunday at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield

On Saturday, 20 April 2019, the eve of the feast for the Entry of our Lord into Jerusalem, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the All-Night Vigil at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. (more…)

Завершилось великопостное пастырское совещание Австралийско-Новозеландской Епархии

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The Australian & New Zealand Diocese 2019 Lenten Pastoral Conference

Communique

The 2019 Lenten Pastoral Conference of the clergy of the Australian & New Zealand Diocese (ROCOR), convened in Sydney 26-27 March, in the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion The First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra.

The Conference commenced with Matins and a talk by Fr Peter Heers “The Boundaries of the Church and the Demonic method of adulteration of the Faith in Ecumenism” which generated a lively discussion amongst the clergy. (more…)

His Grace Bishop Siluan of the Serbian Orthodox Church visits His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

On Friday, 22 March 2019, His Grace Siluan, Bishop of the Metropolitanate Australia and New Zealand, Serbian Orthodox Church visited the residence of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad in Sydney.

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion together with His Grace Bishop George of Canberra welcomed His Grace Bishop Siluan where they exchanged greetings and discussed Church matters of mutual concern. (more…)

Рождественское послание Высокопреосвященнейшего Илариона, митрополита Восточно-Американского и Нью-Йоркского, Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви

Преосвященные собратья-архипастыри, всечестные отцы, дорогие братья, сестры и дети мои во Христе!

Примите мои, исполненные христианской любви, слова поздравления с великим торжеством Рождества Христова! С добрым сердцем желаю всем глубокий и неотъемлемый мир, воспетый ангелами над градом Вифлеемским в ту святую ночь, когда «Слово стало плотью» (Иоан. 1, 14). (more…)

Priest Seraphim Slade

Fr Seraphim Slade fell asleep in the Lord on 25 December 2018 on the feast of St Herman of Alaska and St Spiridon after complications from  surgery for long-standing illness.

Fr Seraphim was, the first Aboriginal man to become an Orthodox clergyman. He worked for many years as a radio broadcaster in regional communities. He also worked in Aboridignal prison ministry since 2004. He was, for many years, a sub deacon in the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God in Melbourne. He began missionary work to his own Aboriginal people in March 2008, and later that same year, in Canberra, he was ordained to the diaconate on the parish Feast day of the Nativity of St John the Forerunner (7 July 2008). His diaconate did not last long, as he was ordained a priest soon after. In 2009, he established a chapel dedicated to the memory of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco in his home in Gunning and continued to serve there and in Canberra. (more…)