His Grace Bishop George tonsured and ordained a new generation of clerics for the Australian and New Zealand Diocese

On 18 March 2018, the 4th Sunday of Great Lent, an unusually warm autumn day for the nation’s capital, His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the divine services at St John the Baptist Cathedral Canberra.

This was a special day as Bishop George tonsured and ordained a new generation of clerics to serve at the St. John the Baptist Cathedral and the St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco Mission in Gunning respectively.

During the reading of the hours, Andrew Dobson and Sergei Sheh were tonsured into readers. Reader Stephen David was ordained into a subdeacon then following the Eucharistic canon subdeacon Stephen was ordained into the diaconate. (more…)

His Grace Bishop George celebrates the feast of the Holy Cross at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent when the Church commemorates the Holy Cross, His Grace Bishop George served the divine services at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-serving with His Grace were, Archpriest George Lapardin, dean of the cathedral, Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff, Deacon Michael Storozhev, clerics of the cathedral and Deacon Paul Tokareff cleric of St Nicholas church Adelaide.

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His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrates the parish feast day at Saint Seraphim’s Church, Brisbane

On 15th January 2018, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the parish feast day at St Seraphim’s Church Brisbane. Co-served with His Grace were Priest Gabriel Lapardin parish rector and clergy from the surrounding parishes. During the small entrance, priest Andrew Smith rector of the Annunciation parish was awarded the right to wear the nabedrenik. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia celebrates the feast day of the Circumcision of the Lord, the commemoration of Saint Basil, and New Year’s Day on the Julian Calendar at St Nicholas Parish, Wallsend

On Sunday 14th January 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the feast day of the Circumcision of the Lord, the commemoration of Saint Basil, and New Year’s Day on the Julian Calendar at St Nicholas Parish, Wallsend. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George celebrate the third day of the Nativity at the Holy Protection Parish, Cabramatta

On Tuesday, the 9th of January 2018, the third 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 at the Holy Protection parish, Cabramatta.

Following the Divine Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful attended a festal lunch, followed by the parish Yolka.

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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.

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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.

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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…)