His Grace Bishop George celebrates the Divine Services for Holy Transfiguration at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral

On Sunday, 18th August and Monday, 19th August the great feast of Transfiguration of our Lord, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the Divine Services at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield, NSW. Co-served with Bishop George were the cathedral clergy. Following the Divine Liturgy, according to Orthodox Christian tradition, His Grace performed the blessing of the fruit.

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Funeral Services for Deacon Simon Polorotov

The funeral services for deacon Simon Polorotov are as follows:

  • Sunday, 25 August 5pm, Parastas/Akafist.
  • Monday, 26 August 8am, Divine Liturgy followed by the funeral service.

All services will be held at St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church 13-15 Barbara St, Fairfield NSW

Отошел ко Господу диакон Симеон Полоротов – Deacon Simon Polorotov reposed to the Lord

Сегодня рано утром после тяжелой продолжительной болезни отошел ко Господу диакон Симеoн Полоротов, клирик Свято-Николаевского прихода Фэрфилд НЮУ.

Вечная память о. диакону Симеону!

Today early morning, Deacon Simon Polorotov reposed in the Lord following a long illness. Fr. Simon served in St Nicholas parish, Fairfield NSW. We express our deepest condolences and prayers to Matushka Olga, children Ksenia, John and Nicholas and to his extended family.

Memory eternal!

His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the 20th Anniversary Patronal Feast day of the Mission of the Holy Fathers in Warrnambool

On Sunday 8 June 2019, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Mission of the Holy Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council in Warrnambool.

Concelebrating with His Grace were Mitred Archpriest Michael Protopopov, Archpriest Nicholas Dalinkiewicz, Priest Mark Woloszyn, Protodeacon Alexander Abramoff and Deacon Emil Mishriky with a choir lead by choirmaster Dimitri Souprounovich. (more…)

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…)

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…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad arrives in Australia and celebrates the Triumph of Orthodoxy at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

On Friday, 15 March 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Archbishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand arrived in Australia. His Eminence is expected to stay in Australia until Pascha.

On Saturday, 16 March 2019 and Sunday, 17 March 2019 His Eminence together with His Grace Bishop George celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy services at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-served with His Eminence and His Grace were the Cathedral clergy, Archpriest George Lapardin, Priest Michael Storozhev, Protodeacon’s Alexander Kotlaroff and Constantine Moshegov. The Rite of Orthodoxy was intoned by Protodeacon Alexander. (more…)

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

Eminent Brother Archpastors, honorable Fathers, beloved Brothers, Sisters and Children in Christ:

 I offer my words of greeting, which are inspired by Christian love, on this great feast of the Nativity of Christ! With a warm heart I wish you all that profound and inalienable peace, which was heralded by the angels above the town of Bethlehem on the holy night when “the Word was made flesh” (John 1:14). (more…)