His Grace Bishop Siluan of the Serbian Orthodox Church visits His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

On Friday, 22 March 2019, His Grace Siluan, Bishop of the Metropolitanate Australia and New Zealand, Serbian Orthodox Church visited the residence of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad in Sydney.

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion together with His Grace Bishop George of Canberra welcomed His Grace Bishop Siluan where they exchanged greetings and discussed Church matters of mutual concern. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad arrives in Australia and celebrates the Triumph of Orthodoxy at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral

On Friday, 15 March 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad, Archbishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand arrived in Australia. His Eminence is expected to stay in Australia until Pascha.

On Saturday, 16 March 2019 and Sunday, 17 March 2019 His Eminence together with His Grace Bishop George celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy services at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-served with His Eminence and His Grace were the Cathedral clergy, Archpriest George Lapardin, Priest Michael Storozhev, Protodeacon’s Alexander Kotlaroff and Constantine Moshegov. The Rite of Orthodoxy was intoned by Protodeacon Alexander. (more…)

Nativity Epistle of His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad

Eminent Brother Archpastors, honorable Fathers, beloved Brothers, Sisters and Children in Christ:

 I offer my words of greeting, which are inspired by Christian love, on this great feast of the Nativity of Christ! With a warm heart I wish you all that profound and inalienable peace, which was heralded by the angels above the town of Bethlehem on the holy night when “the Word was made flesh” (John 1:14). (more…)

Рождественское послание Высокопреосвященнейшего Илариона, митрополита Восточно-Американского и Нью-Йоркского, Первоиерарха Русской Зарубежной Церкви

Преосвященные собратья-архипастыри, всечестные отцы, дорогие братья, сестры и дети мои во Христе!

Примите мои, исполненные христианской любви, слова поздравления с великим торжеством Рождества Христова! С добрым сердцем желаю всем глубокий и неотъемлемый мир, воспетый ангелами над градом Вифлеемским в ту святую ночь, когда «Слово стало плотью» (Иоан. 1, 14). (more…)

По пути духовного делания – Интервью с митрополитом Иларионом во время его архипастырского визита в Австралию

Во время Рождественских праздников 2018 года в Австралию приехал Первоиерарх РПЦЗ митрополит Иларион. Здесь он провел около месяца, возглавил праздничные службы в Сиднее и других городах, участвовал в открытии памятника Николаю II в. Данденонге (Мельбурн).

Русские православные в Австралии хорошо знают и любят владыку. В 1996 году он был назначен архиепископом Австралийской и Новозеландской епархии, и двенадцать лет его домом была резиденции архиерея в сиднейском районе Кройдон. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrate the feast day of the Baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield

On the Great Feast of the Baptism of our Lord, the Divine Liturgy and the Great Blessing of Water was celebrated by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and Bishop George at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.

A photo-report from the celebration is available below. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia celebrates the feast day of the Circumcision of the Lord, the commemoration of Saint Basil, and New Year’s Day on the Julian Calendar at St Nicholas Parish, Wallsend

On Sunday 14th January 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated the feast day of the Circumcision of the Lord, the commemoration of Saint Basil, and New Year’s Day on the Julian Calendar at St Nicholas Parish, Wallsend. (more…)

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George celebrate the third day of the Nativity at the Holy Protection Parish, Cabramatta

On Tuesday, the 9th of January 2018, the third day of the Nativity, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Holy Protection parish, Cabramatta.

Following the Divine Liturgy, the clergy and the faithful attended a festal lunch, followed by the parish Yolka.

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His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion and His Grace Bishop George celebrate the second day of the Nativity in the Archbishop’s Chapel, Croydon

On Monday, the 8th of January 2018, the second day of the Nativity, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Archbishop’s Chapel, Croydon.

Following the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Hilarion invited the faithful to his residence for a festal lunch.

Photo-report by Ivan Jigalin
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His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrate the feast of the Nativity of the Lord in Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of January 2018, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and His Grace Bishop George of Canberra celebrated the feast of the Nativity of the Lord at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield.

Following the Divine Liturgy, a festal lunch was held in the church hall where the faithful joyously congratulated each other with the feast. Many years was also intoned for His Eminence whose birthday fell on the eve of the Nativity.

Please refer to the photo-report below. (more…)