Invitation for a online panel discussion about common problems that marriages face

You are invited to join the next online Faith&Wisdom: Family Edition panel discussion hosted by Priest Stephen David, cleric of St John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Canberra. The discussions will be joined by two senior priest of the Diocese, Archpriests Nicholas Karipoff and Nicholas Dalinkiewicz, clerics of the Holy Protection Cathedral, Brunswick, VIC. (more…)

Invitation for all Orthodox youth to attend Sodruzhestvo online

This year, due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, Sodruzhestvo XIII will be conducted in online format from 14th to 19th July 2020. The exact times of events will be specified (on 1 July) once time-zone differences have been optimised for participants joining from different countries. This “online format” Sodruzhestvo to be used will be Zoom or similar and has the potential to achieve record attendance with up to 1,000 online participants from 24 countries. (more…)

Invitation to an online talk on Christian classical education

You are invited to attend an online talk on ‘Christian classical education’ hosted by Priest Stephen David, cleric of St John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Canberra, on Tuesday, 21 July 2020 from 20:00 to 21:30. Please click here for further information.

The attributes of Christian marriage

On Sunday 14 June 2020, St John the Baptist Cathedral in Canberra hosted an online panel discussion, via Zoom, on ‘The attributes of Christian marriage’ as part of its Faith&Wisdom: Family Edition ministry. On the panel was Fr Andrew Smith (rector of The Holy Annunciation parish, QLD), Fr Mark Wolozyn (cleric of The Holy Protection Cathedral, VIC) and moderated by Fr Stephen David (cleric of St John the Baptist Cathedral, ACT). (more…)

Archpastoral Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad to the Clergy & Flock of the Dioceses of Eastern American and Australia & New Zealand

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

Eminent Brother-Archpastors, Reverend Fathers, Dear Brothers and Sisters,

CHRIST IS RISEN!

With the joy of God’s Kingdom, as we are “divinely glad, for Christ is risen” (from the Paschal Canon), I offer my Paschal greeting to all: both to those who have successfully completed the reclusion of their quarantine, celebrating now in the churches and communing of Christ’s Holy Mysteries; and also to those who yet abide in the desert of solitude and various restrictions, dedicating the better portion of their time to private prayer, spiritually beneficial reading, and interaction with friends and relatives. May the former and the latter both, in the words of St. John Chrysostom, “honor the day,” receiving in their hearts the riches of God’s goodness! (more…)

Paschal Message of Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia to the Archpastors, Pastors, Deacons, Monastics and All the Faithful Children of the Russian Orthodox Church

Your Graces the archpastors, venerable fathers,
all-honourable monks and nuns, dear brothers and sisters:

CHRIST IS RISEN!

By the grace of the All-Generous God, we have been vouchsafed to come to the radiant Paschal night and once again rejoice in the glorious Resurrection of Christ. From the depths of my heart I greet all of you, my beloved, with this great holiday and “feast of feasts.” (more…)

Helpful liturgical resources during this time of self-isolation

The Eastern American Diocese and Fr John Whiteford have provided useful information for the upcoming services that you may wish to read at home or follow during the live streaming of the services. There are also other resources on the web pages that you may find useful during this time of self-isolation. Please refer to the links below. (more…)

Encyclical from His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Appeal of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to the God-loving flock in connection with the coronavirus pandemic

Dear in the Lord fathers, brothers, and sisters!

I sincerely greet you with the very warmest well-wishes for the blessings of God, good health, spiritual calm, and the patience so needed in this trying time! I especially greet the doctors, nurses, and all who work in the hospitals, sincerely wishing them increased strength and Heavenly aid! I wish for those who are sick – and for their friends and relatives – comfort in the hope of God’s will, which always directs man toward the good. Our prayers are with all of you. (more…)