В воскресенье, 15 января 2017 г, неделя перед Просвещением и преставление и второе обретение мощей преп. Серафима Саровского, Преосвященнейший Георгий, Епископ Канберрский, возглавил богосужения в св. Серафимовском храме в Бризбанe, по случаю престольного праздника. Его Преосвященству сослужили, архимандрит Феодосий (Клэр), клирик храма, иерей Гавриил Лапардин, настоятель храма и также местное духовенство.
На малом входе, настоятель храма иерей Гавриил, был награжден правом ношения наперсного (золотого) креста, за его ревностное служение на благо Христовой Церкви.
После литургии сестричеством была предложена обильная трапеза в приходском зале.
On Sunday, 8 January 2017, the second day of the Nativity of our Lord, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the Divine Liturgy at All Saints of Russia church in Croydon NSW. Co-celebrating with Bishop George were priest Simon Nekipelov (rector) and protodeacons Alexander Kotlaroff, Constantine Moshegov and Martin Naef.
Following the Liturgy, the faithful were invited to the Diocesan Headquarters for a festive lunch hosted by His Grace Bishop George. During the lunch, the ROCOR Sydney Youth Choir performed carols under the direction of Eustratius Papageorgiou.
From 19-23 December, 2016, the Diocesan Teen Retreat was held on the Sunshine Coast in southeast Queensland, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion.
The organising committee, successively headed by Priest John Weir and Priest Andrew Smith, had selected the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre as the place for just over 50 teens, travelling from near and far, to draw closer to God and develop connections that will last a lifetime. When planning, the successful balance of spiritual with social was maintained – the mornings had talks and discussions from invited guests, the afternoons had organised outdoor activities, while the evenings had enjoyable indoor activities and free time for socialising. (more…)
Photo report from Feast Day celebrations at the Presentation of the Mother of God Convent, Bungarby, NSW.
On 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…)
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…)
On 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 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…)