His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George celebrate the second day of the Nativity in the Archbishop’s Chapel, Croydon

On Monday, the 8th of January 2018, the second day of the Nativity, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Archbishop’s Chapel, Croydon.

Following the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Hilarion invited the faithful to his residence for a festal lunch.

Photo-report by Ivan Jigalin
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His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrate the feast of the Nativity of the Lord in Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the feast of the Nativity of the Lord at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield.

Following the Divine Liturgy, a festal lunch was held in the church hall where the faithful joyously congratulated each other with the feast. Many years was also intoned for His Eminence whose birthday fell on the eve of the Nativity.

Please refer to the photo-report below. (more…)

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

Beloved in the Lord Brethren Archpastors, Honorable Fathers, Brothers and Sisters, God-Beloved Flock of the Russian Church Abroad:

It is with a feeling of the greatest joy that I express my heartfelt greetings on the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ and the approaching feast day of the Baptism of the Lord! (more…)

Australian and New Zealand 7th Annual Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat

Forty five teenagers aged 13-17 travelled from all over Australia to attend the 7th Annual Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat held this year from December 17-22 at Stanwell Tops Conference Centre.

Hosted this year by the Sydney Parishes, the retreat was also attended by local and visiting clergy, guest speakers and supervisors. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Celebrates Patronal Feastday Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Brisbane

On 19 December 2017, the feast day of Saint Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, the Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Brisbane celebrated it’s patronal feast day.

The Divine services were lead by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion in the assistance of the clergy from the Queensland deanery.

Please find below a photo-report of the day. (more…)

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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His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion arrives in Australia

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Archbishop of Australia and New Zealand has arrived in Australia.

Metropolitan Hilarion is moved to be back in his favourite Diocese and is expected to stay until 22 January 2018.

On Sunday, 17 December 2017 His Eminence together with His Grace Bishop George served the Divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Please refer to the photo report below. (more…)

Invitation to the Annual Australian & New Zealand Diocesan Teen Retreat 2017 – Sydney

Invitation to a Fundraising Concert at the Holy Protection Cathedral Brunswick VIC

Australian & New Zealand Diocesan Russian Orthodox Liturgical Music Conference Brisbane 2017