Отошел ко Господу Протоиерей Симеон Кичаков – Archpriest Simeon Kichakov reposed to the Lord

Сегодня рано утром после тяжелой продолжительной болезни отошел ко Господу настоятель Свято-Скорбященского храма, в г. Джилонг, Протоиерей Симеон Кичаков.

Вечная память новопреставленному!

This morning just after midnight the rector of Joy of All Who Sorrow parish Geelong, Archpriest Simeon Kichakov reposed in the Lord following a long illness.

Memory eternal!

Ukase from the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

His Grace George Bishop of Canberra Celebrates the Patronal Feast of All Saints of Russia in Croydon

On Saturday the 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018, the feast of All Saints of Russia, the Divine services were held in Croydon NSW in honour of the parish’s names day. On Saturday evening, the All-Night Vigil was led by His Grace Bishop George of Canberra. Co-celebrating with Bishop George were priest Simon Nekipelov (rector), priest Dionysios Halim, protodeacons Alexander Kotlaroff and Constantine Moshegov.

In the early morning the following day, the lessor blessing of the waters was served by Fr. Dionysios. At 9am the clergy greeted His Grace Bishop George and the Divine Liturgy commenced. The church was full with the faithful and the choir lead by reader Lawrence Boikov sang reverently.

After the Liturgy, a festal banquet was held in the church hall and the marquee was put up to cater for those that did not fit in the hall. The sisterhood prepared plenty of delicious lenten food and everyone enjoyed the warm hospitality. (more…)

His Grace Bishop George Celebrates the Feast of The Holy Trinity at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield NSW – photoreport

His Grace Bishop George Celebrated Pascha at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Sunday 8 April 2018, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the Paschal services at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-served with His Grace where the cathedral clergy, Archpriest George Lapardin, Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff and Deacon Michael Storozhev. (more…)

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

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The Paschal Epistle of

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York,

First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad,

to Archpastors, Pastors, Monastics and God-loved Flock

CHRIST IS RISEN!

I express my heartfelt greetings to you my brother archpastors, dear in the Lord fathers, brothers and sisters, on this holy, brightest and all-joyous day of the Resurrection of Christ, and in the name of the Three-day Risen God, the Lover of Mankind, extend to you the embrace of Paschal rejoicing and fraternal love! Bowing down to Christ, the Giver of Life, together with the entire Church, I fervently pray for His mercy, that He grant us the unearthly, desired peace that He gave His disciples, and blesses our prayerful and fraternal communion in His name. (more…)

Holy Week at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral

His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrates services from Holy Thursday to Holy Saturday at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield.

 

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His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrates Palm Sunday at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield

On Sunday, 1 April 2018 the feast day of the Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem, His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrates the divine services at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral. Co-celebrating with His Grace were the cathedral dean Archpriest George Lapardin, protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff and deacon Michael Storozhev. The Cathedral was full with the faithful and the choir lead by Andrei Laptev sang reverently.

At the completion of the liturgy, Bishop George congratulated protodeacon Alexander with his 20th anniversary serving as a deacon. Many years was intoned. (more…)

His Grace Bishop George tonsured and ordained a new generation of clerics for the Australian and New Zealand Diocese

On 18 March 2018, the 4th Sunday of Great Lent, an unusually warm autumn day for the nation’s capital, His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the divine services at St John the Baptist Cathedral Canberra.

This was a special day as Bishop George tonsured and ordained a new generation of clerics to serve at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral and the St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco Mission in Gunning respectively.

During the reading of the hours, Andrew Dobson and Sergei Sheh were tonsured into readers. Reader Stephen David was ordained into a subdeacon then following the Eucharistic canon subdeacon Stephen was ordained into the diaconate. (more…)

His Grace Bishop George celebrates the feast of the Holy Cross at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent when the Church commemorates the Holy Cross, His Grace Bishop George served the divine services at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-serving with His Grace were, Archpriest George Lapardin, dean of the cathedral, Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff, Deacon Michael Storozhev, clerics of the cathedral and Deacon Paul Tokareff cleric of St Nicholas church Adelaide.

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