Saint Panteleimon Church, Gosford, Feast Day

gosford_lit6Friday 9 August was the day of commemoration of the heavenly protector of the Gosford parish, the Holy Great-Martyr and Healer Panteleimon. As in previous years, the services to observe this day were transferred to the closest Friday evening and Saturday morning – in 2013, the evening of the feast, Friday 9 August, and Saturday 10 August.

On Friday evening, the All-night Vigil with the blessing of five loaves and wheat, wine and oil was served by the parish rector, Priest James Carles. A large number of parishioners and friends were there, and many took the opportunity to confess in preparation to receive Holy Communion. (more…)

Invitation – Saint Nicholas Church Feast Day Celebration, Wallsend (Newcastle)

Maslenitsa in Newcastle, NSW

On Friday, 24 February, close to 100 people gathered in the parish hall of Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, in Wallsend, Newcastle, for an evening of festivity, folk tradition, and friendship.  The parish Ladies Auxiliary, together with helpers from the wider Russian community in Newcastle, had cooked over 500 pancakes, and the tables were laden with herring, caviar, smoked salmon, sour cream and cottage cheese.  Tea and cakes were served afterwards. (more…)

Establishment of Saint Seraphim Community Russian School, Hornsby

Dear friends,

An energetic group of young Russian Orthodox parents from the Hornsby area, members of our Gosford parish, have with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion recently established the Saint Seraphim Community Russian School.  Classes will begin this coming Sunday, November 13, at Mount Colah Public School. (more…)

Bright Wednesday and Annunciation at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield – 7 April 2010, photoreport