Statement by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church concerning the encroachment of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the canonical territory of the Russian Church

With profound pain the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the report of the Patriarchate of Constantinople published on October 11, 2018, about the following decisions of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Constantinople:  confirming the intention “to grant autocephaly to the Ukrainian Church; opening a “stauropegion” of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in Kiev; “restoring in the rank of bishop or priest” the leaders of the Ukrainian schism and their followers and “returning their faithful to church communion”; “recalling the 1686 patent of the Patriarchate of Constantinople on the transfer of the Metropolis of Kiev to the Moscow Patriarchate as its part. (more…)

Invitation to the Annual Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat 2018 – Sydney

Invitation to the 53rd Annual Russian Orthodox Youth Syezd 2018 – Melbourne

Памяти Матушки Киры Михайловны Протопоповой

10 сентября 2018 года, на 75-ом году жизни, после тяжелой и продолжительной болезни отошла ко Господу матушка Кира Михайловна, верная спутница митрофорного протоиерея Михаила Протопопова.

Кира Михайловна родилась в Харбине (Китай) в семье русского инженера энергетика Михаила Николаевича Рождественского и гречанки Евгении Георгиевны Евангелидис, фармацевта.

27 ноября 1943 года, в 10 лет она вместе с родными переезжает в город Лаврион под Афинами (Греция) и там завершает свое образование. (more…)

Statement by the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad on the appointment of exarchs of the Constantinople Patriarchate to Kiev

Standing before God in prayerful solidarity with our long-suffering brethren of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, headed by His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine, who, being revered and respected throughout the whole of the Orthodox world, is primate of the only recognised canonical Orthodox Church of Christ in Ukraine, we, the members of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian (more…)

Скончалась матушка Кира Михайловна Протопопова / Matushka Kira Protopopov reposed in the Lord

В понедельник, 10 сентября 2018, после тяжелой и продолжительной болезни отошла ко Господу матушка Кира Михайловна Протопопова, супруга митр. протоиерея Михаила Протопопова старейшего клирика Австралийско-Новозеландской епархии.

Отпевание матушки состоится в понедельник, 17 сентября в 10:00, в Богородице-Успенском Храме г. Данденонг.

Епархиальное управление выражает глубокие соболезнования о. Михаилу, родным и близким.

Царствие небесное новопреставленной! (more…)

His Grace Bishop George of Canberra ordained deacon Michael Storozhev to the rank of priest at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Sunday, 2 September 2018, the feast day of Prophet Samuel, His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Strathfield together with Archpriest George Lapardin, dean of the cathedral, protodeacons Alexander Kotlaroff, Constantine Moshegov, Martin Naef and deacon Michael Storozhev.

Following the Great Entrance, deacon Michael Storozhev was ordained to the rank of Priest. Fr Michael is assigned to the clergy staff of the cathedral. After the service the sisterhood prepared a festive lunch for all who attended.

 

 

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His Grace Bishop George visits Our Lady’s Dormition Church Dandenong

On Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th August 2018 Our Lady’s Dormition Church, Dandenong VIC celebrated its parish feast day. The services were lead by His Grace Bishop George. Co-served with His Grace were the rector Archpriest Michael Protopopov, priest Alexei Jukov and clergy from the neighbouring parishes.

 

 

 

 

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Bishop George of Canberra visits the Holy Protection Cathedral Melbourne

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018, His Grace Bishop George celebrates the services at the Holy Protection Cathedral Melbourne. Co-served with His Grace were the cathedral clergy.

 

 

 

 

 

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On the feast of the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord, Bishop George of Canberra Celebrates the Services at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield NSW

On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of August 2018, the great feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord, Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the Divine Services at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfied NSW. Co-serverd with His Grace were the cathedral clergy.

Following the Divine Liturgy, Bishop George blessed the fruit brought by the parishioners as per the tradition of the Holy Church. (more…)