His Grace Bishop George Celebrates the feast of St John the Baptist in Canberra

On Saturday, 8 July 2017 and Sunday 9 July 2017, His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the feast of St John the Baptist at St. John the Baptist Cathedral Canberra. Co-celebrating with His Grace were the dean of the Cathedral, Archpriest Alexander Morozow, Abbot Serge from Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Bombala, Priest Seraphim Slade from St John of Shanghai Indigenous Australian Mission Gunning, Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff and Deacon Michael Storozhev from Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield. (more…)

Saint John the Baptist Cathedral Celebrated its Feast Day

st_john_canberra_2016_9Saint John the Baptist Cathedral in Canberra celebrated its parish feast day on Sunday 10 July 2016. The Cathedral rector, His Grace Bishop George accompanied by Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff and 2 sub-deacons arrived in Canberra from Sydney on Saturday, 9 July 2016.

The All-night vigil was served at 5pm by His Grace along with the Cathedral dean Archpriest Alexander Morozow, Abbot Sergei from Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Bombala, Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff and Deacon Michael Storozhev clerics of Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield.

On Sunday morning, Fr Alexander Morozow served the molelen with the lesser blessing of the waters and at 9am the clergy greeted the Cathedral rector. During the reading of the 6th hour, Bishop George tonsured Stephen David into a reader then the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. (more…)

Saint John the Baptist Cathedral, Canberra, Feast Day

canberra9Saint John the Baptist Cathedral celebrated its Parish Feast Day on Sunday 6 July 2015 with the new rector, Bishop George of Canberra, celebrating the Divine Liturgy together with the dean, Archpriest Alexander Morozov, Abbot Sergei and Hieromonk Macarius from Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Bombala, and Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff from Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield. (more…)

Указ Высокопреосвященнейшего Митрополита Илариона Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви No 6-3-15

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Video and audio recordings from the Choral Conference 2014

On Thursday 1 May to Sunday 4 May, St John the Baptist Parish in Canberra hosted the diocesan Choral Conference (Певческий Съезд). Video and audio recordings of the three key note addresses are available on the St John the Baptist Parish web site, along with photographs. Georgiy Safonov spoke on the life and work of Pavel Chesnokov, Abbot Sergei (Shatrov) on Znamenny Chant and Archpriest George Johnson on Orthodox Church Singing in English.

Also available are audio recordings of musical highlights from the All Night Vigil and the Divine Liturgy, in both Church Slavonic and English. Settings range from Znamenny Chat to modern arrangements and compositions, including those by Chesnokov and one of the conference’s key note speakers, Archpriest George Johnson.

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Canberra Pan Orthodox Commemoration for Those Fallen in the Great War

SERBIA IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918

canberra_ww1_1Following the Pan Orthodox commemoration of those fallen in the Great War in Melbourne on the 11th September, a second service was held in the nation’s capital on the 25th October under the aegis of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Australia and Oceania.

The focus of the second commemoration was to honour the Serbian Nation and especially its war dead, which took the full brunt of an Austro-Hungarian invasion and four years of savage fighting, exile and eventual victory.  (more…)

Feast Day of Saint John the Baptist Church in Canberra

canberra2013_16The parish of Saint John the Baptist in Canberra celebrated its feast day on the second Sunday after Pentecost. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield together with Archpriest Alexander Morozow, the rector of the parish, Archpriest George Lapardin, Hieromonk Sergius (Shatrov), Priests Alexander Korjenevski, Alexander Borodin, Seraphim Slade and Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff. (more…)

Holy Week, Pascha and Bright Week around the diocese

str_ps13_05A photo-report from Holy Week and Bright Week from various parishes around the Diocese is included below.

If you have photos from your parish and would like to see them added, please email them through to the Diocesan web team.

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Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God, “Softening of Evil Hearts” at Saint John the Forerunner Church, Canberra (24 Feb 11) – photoreport

Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God “Softening of Evil Hearts” at Saint John the Forerunner Church, Canberra (21 Dec 09) – photoreport