Invitation to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of St John the Baptist Skete, Kentlyn

2020 is a festive year for the Skete – it is the 60th anniversary since its founding in 1960, by Monk Guri, a refugee from Communist China. Bishop George was unable to serve the Liturgy for the Skete feast day earlier this year. However, we are organising a more modest celebration on Saturday the 31st October. We invite all Sydney clergy, their parishioners and all friends of the Skete, to come to the Skete on that day at 11.30am when His Grace, Bishop George, will serve a Molieben to St John the Baptist, to be followed by a buffet lunch and a cup of tea for everyone!!! (more…)

Invitation to the next Faith&Wisdom Family Edition online talk on communication within the family

The next Faith&Wisdom: Family Edition talk, hosted by St John the Baptist Cathedral, Canberra, will be held on Monday, 28 September 2020 at 7.30pm. (more…)

Russian Orthodox Male Choir of Australia participated in the Moscow Multicultural Music Festival

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian Orthodox Male Choir of Australia went virtual with choristers recording their parts from home, the conductor Nektary Kotlaroff and chorister Adrian Metlenko merging the audio and visual of each clip together to produce the final recording, and finally releasing on ROMCA’s social media channels. The videos produced sparked interest from musicians all around the world, in particular conductors and composers from Russia.  (more…)

Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, to the Participants of the 100th-Anniversary Celebrations

Epistle of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, to the Participants of the 100th-Anniversary Celebrations Organized by the “Two-Headed Eagle” Society (more…)

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…)