His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrate the feast day of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield

On the Great Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, the Divine Liturgy and the Great Blessing of Water was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and Bishop George at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.

A photo-report from the celebration is available below. (more…)

His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrates the parish feast day at Saint Seraphim’s Church, Brisbane

On 15th January 2018, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the parish feast day at St Seraphim’s Church Brisbane. Co-served with His Grace were Priest Gabriel Lapardin parish rector and clergy from the surrounding parishes. During the small entrance, priest Andrew Smith rector of the Annunciation parish was awarded the right to wear the nabedrenik. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia celebrates the feast day of the Circumcision of the Lord, the commemoration of Saint Basil, and New Year’s Day on the Julian Calendar at St Nicholas Parish, Wallsend

On Sunday 14th January 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the feast day of the Circumcision of the Lord, the commemoration of Saint Basil, and New Year’s Day on the Julian Calendar at St Nicholas Parish, Wallsend. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George celebrate the third day of the Nativity at the Holy Protection Parish, Cabramatta

On Tuesday, the 9th of January 2018, the third day of the Nativity, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Protection parish, Cabramatta.

Following the Divine Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful attended a festal lunch, followed by the parish Yolka.

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His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George celebrate the second day of the Nativity in the Archbishop’s Chapel, Croydon

On Monday, the 8th of January 2018, the second day of the Nativity, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Archbishop’s Chapel, Croydon.

Following the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Hilarion invited the faithful to his residence for a festal lunch.

Photo-report by Ivan Jigalin
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His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrate the feast of the Nativity of the Lord in Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the feast of the Nativity of the Lord at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield.

Following the Divine Liturgy, a festal lunch was held in the church hall where the faithful joyously congratulated each other with the feast. Many years was also intoned for His Eminence whose birthday fell on the eve of the Nativity.

Please refer to the photo-report below. (more…)

Жаркое Рождество в Австралии

Рождественский день 7 января 2018 года в Сиднее собрал на праздничные службы тысячи прихожан русских православных храмов города. Лето в этом году в восточной Австралии выдалось жарким. Утром столбик термометра уже поднялся выше отметки в 30 градусов, а когда в обед люди возвращались со службы, температура перевалила за 40, а в западных районах, не останавливаясь, продолжала ползти вверх. (more…)

Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Beloved in the Lord Brethren Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Brothers and Sisters, God-Beloved Flock of the Russian Church Abroad:

It is with a feeling of the greatest joy that I express my heartfelt greetings on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the approaching feast day of the Baptism of the Lord! (more…)

Рождественское послание Высокопреосвященнейшего ИЛАРИОНА, Митрополита Восточно-Американского и Нью-Йоркского, Первоиерарха Русской Православной Церкви Заграницей

Возлюбленные о Господе собратья-архипастыри, всечестные отцы, дорогие братья и сестры, боголюбивые и верные чада Русской Зарубежной Церкви!

С чувством величайшей радости от всего сердца приветствую всех вас с торжеством Рождества Господа нашего Иисуса Христа и приближающимся праздником Крещения Господня! (more…)

Australian and New Zealand 7th Annual Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat

Forty five teenagers aged 13-17 travelled from all over Australia to attend the 7th Annual Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat held this year from December 17-22 at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre.

Hosted this year by the Sydney Parishes, the retreat was also attended by local and visiting clergy, guest speakers and supervisors. (more…)