Presentation of the Mother of God Convent, Bungarby – Feast Day Photo Report

bungarby03Photo report from Feast Day celebrations at the Presentation of the Mother of God Convent, Bungarby, NSW.

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Clergy Gathering from the English-language Parishes and Missions

On 8 December 2016, with the blessing of His Grace George, Bishop of Canberra, the first teleconference for all clergy of the ROCOR Diocese of Australia and New Zealand who are assigned to English-language parishes and missions was held. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George Celebrate the Divine Liturgy at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield

mh_sobor_27122016_8On Sunday, 27 November 2016, the feast day of Holy Apostle Philip, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield. His Eminence was joined by His Grace Bishop George of Canberra, Vicar and Administrator of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese, the Cathedral dean, Archpriest George Lapardin and the Cathedral Protodeacons Alexander Kotlaroff and Constantine Moshegov.

During the Sixth Hour, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion tonsured Nektary Kotlaroff a reader. (more…)

The Australian-New Zealand Diocesan Assembly ROCOR 16-19 November 2016.

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From the evening of Wednesday 16 November until the afternoon of Saturday 19 November 2016, a great many of the clergy and faithful of the Australian-New Zealand Diocese gathered in Sydney, NSW, for the Eighteenth Diocesan Assembly and for the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Metropolitan Hilarion’s service as Ruling Bishop.

On Wednesday evening Matins was served at the beautiful church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in Cabramatta, NSW.   The service was led by Priest Alexander Paramonov with Protodeacon Vasily Kozulin assisting.  A choir sang under the direction of Andrei Laptev.  Metropolitan Hilarion, Bishop George and the Diocesan clergy prayed in church.  Afterwards, many gathered in the church hall for supper. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George Celebrate the Feast Joy of All Who Sorrow in Geelong VIC

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George celebrate the feast Joy of All Who Sorrow in Geelong VIC. Concelebrating with the Hierarchs where, mitered Archpriest Michael Protopopov, the dean of Victoria, Archpriest Simeon Kichakov, rector of the parish and other neighboring clergy.

During the small entrance Fr. Simeon was awarded the ‘Palitsa’. The church was full with faithful and the choir sung gracefully. Following the Divine Liturgy the faithful enjoyed a festive lunch, hosted by the sisterhood. (more…)

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His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated Divine Liturgy on the Feast Day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in “Novoye Shamordino” Convent

11kentlyn16_007_jpgOn Friday, November 4, 2016, the feast day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God (marking the day the Poles were evicted from Moscow in 1612), His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, celebrated Divine Liturgy at Our Lady of Kazan Convent (also known as “Novoye Shamordino”) in Kentlyn (Sydney), NSW, Australia.

His Eminence was joined by His Eminence Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada; His Grace Siluan, Ruling Bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Parishes in Australia and New Zealand; His Grace Bishop George of Canberra, Vicar of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, as well as clergymen of the Sydney Deanery of the diocese. (more…)

On the Anniversary of the Canonization of St John of Kronstadt (1964) Bishop George of Canberra celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Community Centre in Dandenong

11dandelongstjohnkronstadt16_001_jpgOn Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the anniversary of the canonization of St John of Kronstadt by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in 1964, and of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in 1981, His Grace Bishop George of Canberra, Vicar of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church dedicated to the saint in Dandenong. His Grace was joined by Protopriest Michael Protopopov, Dean of Victoria, and other clergymen. At the end of Liturgy, a moleben was performed with a procession of the cross around the senior-care center, after which a trapeza luncheon was offered. (more…)

Invitation to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion as the Ruling Archbishop of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese

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Приглашение на 20-летний Юбилей Пастырского Служения Австралийско-Новозеландской Епархии Митрополита Илариона

Объявление: Божественная литургия 17 ноября состоится в Св. Покровском храме, Кабраматта а не в Петропавловском соборе Страдфильд.

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