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…)

Обновленная информация о ведении церковной жизни во время пандемии / Updated information concerning conducting church life during the pandemic

Во вторник, 24 марта 2020 года, были введены дополнительные ограничения в связи с церковных служб. C полуночи 25 марта 2020.г, все церкви РПЦЗ будут закрыты для общественных служб. Пожалуйста, свяжитесь с вашим приходским священником нажав здесь для получения дополнительной информации.

Following the most recent announcement by the Prime Minister on Tuesday, 24 March 2020, further restrictions have been placed on “places of worship” as of midnight, 25 March 2020. All ROCOR churches are closed for public services. Please contact your parish priest by clicking here for further information.

Statement from His Grace Bishop George concerning conducting church life during the pandemic

Statement from Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad, regarding the spread of coronavirus

Dear in the Lord Fathers, Brothers & Sisters!

With a sense of weighty responsibility not only for the eternal salvation of men’s souls, but also for the physical health of the clergy, monastics, parishioners, and worshippers of the Russian Church Abroad, I have been attentively following the development of events relating to the spread of the coronavirus, prayerfully beseeching for all God’s aid and the intercession of His Most-Pure Mother. (more…)

The Rite of Orthodoxy celebrated at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

The feast of Orthodoxy, also known as the Sunday of Orthodoxy or the Triumph of Orthodoxy is celebrated on the first Sunday of Great Lent. This year this feast fell on Sunday, 8 March 2020.

His Grace Bishop George together with the Cathedral clergy, Archpriest George Lapardin (dean), Priest Michael Storozhev, Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff, Protodeacon Martin Naef, cleric of St Panteleimon’s church, Gosford and Deacon Michael Matys, cleric of St George’s church, Carlton celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Following the Liturgy, Bishop George performed the “Rite of Orthodoxy” which was intoned by Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff. (more…)

A Message from the Diocesan Bishop Regarding Church Life and the Coronavirus

A message regarding the coronavirus from His Grace Bishop Irenei of London and Western Europe is posted in three languages on his diocese’s official website.

The 19th Triennial Assembly of clergy and laity of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese

His Grace Bishop George celebrates the Baptism of Our Lord at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Saturday 18th of January 2020 and Sunday 19th January 2020, His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated Vigil and the Divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield NSW. Following the litugy, His Grace served the rite of the Great Blessing of Waters.

A photo-report from the celebration of the Great Feast is available below.