: His Grace Bishop George celebrates the feast of The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Saturday, 6th January 2024, the eve of The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Grace Bishop George of Sydney Australia and New Zealand served the Great Compline, Litiya and Matins at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-serving with His Grace were the Cathedral clergy. The following morning, the Cathedral clergy greeted Bishop George and the Divine Liturgy commenced.

The Cathedral was filled with the faithful, most of whom received Holy Communion. The choir sang in the spirit of the feast under the direction of Andrei Laptev. The Nativity Epistle from Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad was read to the faithful. (more…)

: NATIVITY EPISTLE of His Eminence NICHOLAS Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

NATIVITY EPISTLE
of His Eminence NICHOLAS
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Eminent Brother-Archpastors, Reverend Fathers, Beloved in the Lord, Brothers and Sisters: (more…)

: Первоиерарх Русской Зарубежной Церкви обратился к молодежи Австралийско-Новозеландской епархии / The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad addresses the youth of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand

Митрополит Восточно-Американский и Нью-Йоркский Николай обратился к молодежи Австралийско-Новозеландской епархии, собирающейся в эти дни на двух конференциях, со словами приветствия и назидания.

His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York addresses the youth of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand who gathered at two conferences with words of greeting and edification. (more…)

: Jordanville Seminary Annual Fund 2023 – Year-End Appeal

Jordanville Seminary Annual Fund 2023 – Year-End Appeal

: Nativity Epistle of His Grace George Bishop of Sydney, Australia & New Zealand

Nativity Epistle
of His Grace
George Bishop of Sydney,
Australia & New Zealand

Nativity of Christ, 2023/2024

And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord… And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. (Luke 2: 10-11, 13-14) (more…)

: The blessing and consecration of the new iconostasis at St Panteleimon’s Church Gosford

On Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December we had services for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, for the Forefeast of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple, and in honour of Venerable Gregory the Decapolite (+816 AD).

All-night Vigil was served on Saturday evening. Early on Sunday morning the parish rector served the lesser blessing of water, following which we welcomed Bishop George on his first visit to our parish since 2019. (more…)

: Orthodox Burial On Yolngu Land

ORTHODOX BURIAL ON YOLNGU LAND

Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff and Matushka Anna|9th November 2023 (more…)

: His Grace Bishop George celebrates the Divine Liturgy at Holy Archangel Michael’s parish Blacktown NSW

On Sunday, 19th November, the 24th week after Pentecost, His Grace Bishop George of Sydney Australia and New Zealand was invited to celebrate the Divine Liturgy at Holy Archangel Michael’s parish in Blacktown NSW to commemorate the parish feast which this year fell on Tuesday, 21st November. Co-served, with His Grace were priest Adrian Augustus (parish rector), protodeacon Stephen McKay and deacon Michael Matis. (more…)

: All Diaspora Youth Conference

 

The All-Diaspora youth conferences have always been a wonderful tradition of the Russian Church Abroad. The first Conference took place with the blessing of the future First Hierarch of the ROCOR, Metropolitan Vitaly (Ustinov) of Montreal and Canada, in 1972 in Montreal (Canada). The Metropolitan invited Orthodox youth from ROCOR parishes on all continents to participate in the Conference. (more…)

: His Grace Bishop George and His Grace Bishop Siluan celebrate Divine Liturgy on the Feast Day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in “Novoye Shamordino” Convent, Kentlyn NSW

On Saturday, 4th November 2023, the great feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, His Grace Bishop George of Sydney Australia and New Zealand together with His Grace Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand, Serbian Orthodox Church, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Our Lady of Kazan Convent (also known as “Novoye Shamordino”) in Kentlyn – located 57 km West of Sydney. (more…)