: His Grace Bishop George of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrates the feast of the Holy Trinity at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

The great feast of the Holy Trinity is celebrated on Sunday the fiftieth day after Easter and is also called Pentecost. This feast is associated with the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, which took place on this day. The Day of the Holy Trinity is one of the twelve feasts of the Orthodox Church.

On Saturday, 3rd of June 2023 the All-night Vigil commenced with the greeting of His Grace Bishop George followed by vespers, litiya and matins. Co-served with His Grace were the Cathedral clergy. The following day, the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy commenced at 9am.

Following the Liturgy, Great Vespers with Kneeling Prayers was served. The service begins as the typical vespers, with special petitions and three sets of long prayers added. The prayers were composed by Saint Basil the Great in the 4th century during which everyone makes a full prostration touching their foreheads to the floor as prostrations in church are forbidden from the day of Pascha up to this point.