: Гавайская мироточивая Иверская икона Божией Матери посетит Австралийско-Новозеландскую епархию / The Hawaiian Myrrh-streaming Iveron Icon of the Mother of God will visit the Australian & New Zealand Diocese

По благословению Преосвященнейшего Георгия, епископа Сиднейского и Австралийско-Новозеландского, с 17 по 27 мая 2024 года нашу епархию посетит Гавайская мироточивая Иверская икона Божией Матери. (more…)

: Paschal Epistle of His Eminence NICHOLAS Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Paschal Epistle
of His Eminence
NICHOLAS
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (more…)

: Пасхальное послание Преосвященнейшего Георгия, Епископа Сиднейского и Австралийско-Новозеландского

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Пасхальное послание
Епископа Георгия,
Сиднейского и Австралийско-Новозеландского (more…)

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

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Paschal Epistle
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Bishop George of Sydney,
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: His Grace Bishop George made Archpastoral visit to the Holy Protection parish Cabramatta

On 14 April 2024, the 4th Sunday of Great Lent dedicated to St John of the Ladder (Climacus), His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia & New Zealand made an archpastoral visit to the Holy Protection parish in Cabramatta. Co-serving the Divine Liturgy with His Grace were the parish clergy; Archpriest Boris Ignatievsky (parish rector), Priest Andrew Morgan and Protodeacon Basil Konstantinidis. (more…)

: His Grace George Bishop of Sydney Australia & New Zealand celebrates the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent and the feast of Annunciation at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On 7 April 2024, the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, Veneration of the Holy Cross and the feast of Annunciation, His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia & New Zealand celebrated the divine services at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-served with His Grace were the cathedral clergy.

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.

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: Australian & New Zealand 2024 Diocesan Great Lenten Pastoral Conference

The Australian & New Zealand Diocesan 2024 Great Lenten Clergy Retreat was held on Tuesday, 2 April and Wednesday, 3 April. The clergy of the diocese headed by His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia & New Zealand gathered at All Saints of Russia Church, Croydon Tuesday evening where matins was served. During the service, the participating clergy had an opportunity to take confession prior to receiving Holy Communion the following day. (more…)

: His Grace Bishop George celebrates the Divine Liturgy on the second Sunday of Great Lent at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On 31 March 2024, second Sunday of Great Lent, where the Church celebrates St Gregory Palamas, two liturgies were served at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield – English Liturgy at 7am and a Slavonic Liturgy at 9am. His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrated the Divine Liturgy at 9am. Co-serving with Bishop George were the Cathedral clergy.

During the sermon, Bishop George spoke on the Gospel reading where Christ forgave the sins of the paralytic and then healed his paralysis, demonstrating the importance of forgiveness of his sins before healing his paralysis. (more…)

: Cheesefare Sunday His Grace George Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrates the divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On 17th March 2024, the Cheesefare Sunday or Sunday of Forgiveness, His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrated the divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-serving with Bishop George were the cathedral clergy.

During the sermon Bishop George stressed the importance of receiving Holy Communion throughout Great Lent and asking God for help to hold the fast not only for the first and last week but for the entire duration of Great Lent.

Following the dismissal of liturgy, the service for the Rite of Forgiveness commenced with members of the parish and clergy asking each other for forgiveness.

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: Great Lenten Epistle of the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad

Beloved Fathers and Brothers in the Lord!

Great Lent is approaching – a time set aside for delving into ourselves, for examining our lives, for repentance and correction. Great Lent is not only a time to refrain from certain types of food; it is a time for asceticism of the mind and senses, when we abstain from impure thoughts, separate ourselves from our habitual sins, entertainments, and harmful routines, when we fast, as St. John Chrysostom says, “with the mouth, the eye, and the ear, and the feet, and the hands, and all the members of our bodies.” (more…)