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

Pastoral Epistle Concerning Marriage

Dearly Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul, having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.
– I Peter 2:11-12 (more…)

‘Patriarch Tikhon, Revolution and a Century Later’ – Lecture presented by Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff at Symposium, Sydney, 14-17 July 2017

Patriarch Tikhon was chosen by God 1to restore strong leadership to the Russian Church at what was, without doubt, the most difficult moment in its entire history up to that point. The Church faced the phenomenon of revolution as an attempt to rebuild human society without God. The gates of Hades did not prevail. A century later, not just Russia, the whole world is facing the challenge of revolution reinvented as moral revolution. I feel that the Church of Russia, to which we belong, has a unique opportunity to bring to the table its historical experience of dealing with the challenges of revolution, should it accept this mission. (more…)

Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) attends the Symposium at the Australian & New Zealand Diocese

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop of Australia and New Zealand, His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) arrived in Sydney from Washington on Friday 14 July 2017. His Eminence was invited as the guest speaker to participate in the Sydney Symposium dedicated to the New Martyrs of Russia. (more…)