The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God arrived to Australia

On Friday, 14 December 2018, His Grace Bishop George of Canberra brought the holy Kursk-root Icon of the Mother of God from New York to the Australian and New Zealand Diocese. At 10am the faithful of Sydney parishes greeted the holy icon at the Diocesan Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Strathfield where a moleben was served.

On Saturday, 15 December 2018 and Sunday, 16 December 2018, the holy icon was present at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield for the services which were led by His Grace Bishop George. Co-serving with His Grace were the cathedral clergy protopriest George Lapardin, priest Michael Storozhev and protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff. (more…)

A meeting of the Synod of Bishops concludes

From December 5-10, 2018, the Synodal Residence of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia hosted a gathering of the Synod of Bishops, chaired by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York. Participating in this event were: His Eminence Archbishop Mark of Berlin and Germany; His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America, Secretary; His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada; His Eminence Archbishop Peter of Chicago and Mid-America; His Grace Bishop Irenei of Richmond and Western Europe; His Grace Bishop Theodosius of Seattle, Vicar of the Western American Diocese; His Grace Bishop George of Canberra, Vicar of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, and His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese and Deputy Secretary of the Synod of Bishops. (more…)

EPISTLE OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS to the Clergy and Flock of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you”(John 14:27).

Having gathered in an expanded session of the Synod of Bishops as we approach the feast day of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York City, we, the bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, warmly greet the clergymen and God-loving flock with the all-diaspora celebration of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign”, the “Protectress” of the Russian diaspora. (more…)

Икона Божией Матери ” Знамение” Курская-Коренная посетит Австралийско-Новозеландскую Епархию / The Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God “of the Sign” will visit the Australian and New Zealand Diocese

По благословению Высокопреосвященнейшего митрополита Илариона, Первоиерарха РПЦЗ, в пятницу, 14 декабря 2018, в Австралийско-Новозеландскую епархию пребудет чудотворная икона Божией Матери ” Знамение” Курская-Коренная.

Икона будет посещать все приходы и монастыри епархии. График пребывания иконы здесь.

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox (more…)

Lecture by Alexander Mramornov on ‘The Church Council of 1917-18’

With the Blessing of Bishop George of Canberra

On Saturday 8 December at 3:00pm (in English) a

Sunday 9 December at 1:00pm (in Russian) (more…)

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Giving Tuesday

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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