All-Night Vigil at Saint Seraphim Church, Brisbane, with His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion

st_seraphim_bris01On Saturday, the 29th of December 2012, the participants of the Youth Syezd attended the All Night Vigil at St Seraphim’s Parish, Brisbane. The vigil was led by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and sung by a male choir made up of clergy and parishioners from the 4 parishes in Brisbane. His Eminence was co-served by the local clergy and clergy from different parts of the diocese. The service was followed by a meal in the newly renovated church hall catered by the sisterhood. (more…)

Teen Retreat Schedule – Note: Applications close 30th November 2012


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Invitation to the 2012 Diocesan (Over 18) Youth Conference


Resolution of the 47th Youth Syezd of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the forty-seventh annual Youth Conference of the Australian and New Zealand (A&NZ) Diocese was held at Wisemans Ferry, a historic village on the Hawkesbury River just to the north of Sydney, from the afternoon of Tuesday December 27 until the morning of Saturday December 31. The theme of the conference was ‘Against the Tide: Maintaining our Orthodoxy in Challenging Times’(more…)

Timetable for 2011 ROCOR Teen Retreat

The first Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat for youth from years 9 – 12 is quickly approaching. All young people are encouraged to register ASAP as there are limited places available. To view the timetable, click here.

Announcement – An evening with His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion

Invitation – first-ever Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion the first Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat will be held for teens in grades 9 – 12. The retreat will be held this summer, beginning in the late afternoon on Monday December 19 and finishing on the morning of Friday December 23 2011.


Announcement – Melbourne Cappella & St Nicholas Chorale, “Icons in Sound”

“Icons in Sound”
St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne
Sunday July 17, 5:00pm

A choral concert part of the 2011 concert series presented by the Sacred Music Centre of St Mary Star of the Sea.

The program will be shared by two outstanding Melbourne-based choirs specialising in the performance and promotion of music of the Eastern Christian churches.

The concert will close the 6th Russian Liturgical Music National Conference and will be devoted to works by the Conference’s keynote speaker, Fr Ivan Moody and his teacher Sir John Tavener. (more…)

6th Choral Conference Schedule Update



6th Choral Conference – 14-17 July 2011

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