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…)

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His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrates the parish feast day at Saint Seraphim’s Church, Brisbane

On 15th January 2018, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the parish feast day at St Seraphim’s Church Brisbane. Co-served with His Grace were Priest Gabriel Lapardin parish rector and clergy from the surrounding parishes. During the small entrance, priest Andrew Smith rector of the Annunciation parish was awarded the right to wear the nabedrenik. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia celebrates the feast day of the Circumcision of the Lord, the commemoration of Saint Basil, and New Year’s Day on the Julian Calendar at St Nicholas Parish, Wallsend

On Sunday 14th January 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the feast day of the Circumcision of the Lord, the commemoration of Saint Basil, and New Year’s Day on the Julian Calendar at St Nicholas Parish, Wallsend. (more…)