The Myrrh-Streaming icon of the Mother of God, ‘Softener of Evil Hearts’ will be visiting the Australian New Zealand Diocese

With the blessing of His Grace Bishop George of Canberra, the Myrrh-Streaming icon of the Mother of God, ‘Softener of Evil Hearts’ will be visiting the Australian New Zealand Diocese. During this time, the icon will visit most parishes and monasteries from 19 January 2017. Click here to view the schedule.

More information on the icon can be read here

His Grace Bishop George celebrates the second day of the Nativity of our Lord

On Sunday, 8 January 2017, the second day of the Nativity of our Lord, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the Divine Liturgy at All Saints of Russia church in Croydon NSW. Co-celebrating with Bishop George were priest Simon Nekipelov (rector) and protodeacons Alexander Kotlaroff, Constantine Moshegov and Martin Naef.

Following the Liturgy, the faithful were invited to the Diocesan Headquarters for a festive lunch hosted by His Grace Bishop George. During the lunch, the ROCOR Sydney Youth Choir performed carols under the direction of Eustratius Papageorgiou.

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His Grace Bishop George celebrates the Nativity of our Lord at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield – photoreport

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia will lead a Pilgrimage to the Holy sites of Russia

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Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

CHRIST IS BORN!

Moved by the most profound feelings of fraternal love and joy for the Savior of the World born in Bethlehem, I congratulate the archpastors, clergymen, monastics and all the faithful flock of the Russian Church Abroad on this great and holy feast of the Nativity of Christ!

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The 6th Diocesan Teen Retreat Concluded

From 19-23 December, 2016, the Diocesan Teen Retreat was held on the Sunshine Coast in southeast Queensland, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion.

The organising committee, successively headed by Priest John Weir and Priest Andrew Smith, had selected the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre as the place for just over 50 teens, travelling from near and far, to draw closer to God and develop connections that will last a lifetime. When planning, the successful balance of spiritual with social was maintained – the mornings had talks and discussions from invited guests, the afternoons had organised outdoor activities, while the evenings had enjoyable indoor activities and free time for socialising. (more…)

Holy Trinity Monastery Jordanville, NY launches a new Orthodox Life website

Dear friends,

We are overjoyed to announce the launch of our new Orthodox Life website! OrthodoxLife.org provides Orthodox Christians and inquirers with the sober teachings and reflections of the Orthodox Church that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent (John 17:3). New content will be posted on a weekly basis utilizing all the best forms of digital media. Best of all, OrthodoxLife.org is provided free of charge to all visitors. Please join us, bookmark the site, and like our Facebook page to see new articles as they are posted! (more…)

Encyclical to All Diocesan Bishops from the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

Presentation of the Mother of God Convent, Bungarby – Feast Day Photo Report

bungarby03Photo report from Feast Day celebrations at the Presentation of the Mother of God Convent, Bungarby, NSW.

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Clergy Gathering from the English-language Parishes and Missions

On 8 December 2016, with the blessing of His Grace George, Bishop of Canberra, the first teleconference for all clergy of the ROCOR Diocese of Australia and New Zealand who are assigned to English-language parishes and missions was held. (more…)