: Divine Liturgy at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Brisbane, with His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion

st_nicholas_bris03On Sunday, 30th December 2012, the participants of the Youth Syezd attended the Divine Liturgy at St Nicholas Cathedral, Brisbane.

The liturgy was led by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad and sung antiphonally by a male choir and a youth choir. His Eminence was co-served by the local clergy and clergy from different parts of the Diocese. On the 6th hour, reader Alexander Paramonov was elevated to the rank of subdeacon and during the Little Entrance, His Eminence awarded priests John Weir and Gabriel Lapardin the right to wear the skufia.

Following the liturgy a bell ringing concert was performed on the newly installed bells imported from Russia by a professional bell ringer Vladimir Petrovsky. Lunch was served in the church hall.

SBS.com.au – The church bells ringing

Youtube – First Orthodox bell Ringing in Southern Hemisphere