: Call For Photographs

The diocese is looking for updated photographs from each parish showing particularly the outside of the building and preferably during a significant feast or event. For example a cross procession on a feast day showing clergy and parishioners would be ideal.

These will be used in the future updating of the Diocesan Website. Please email applicable photos to youth.rocor.anz@gmail.com.

: All Diaspora Youth Conference


The All-Diaspora youth conferences have always been a wonderful tradition of the Russian Church Abroad. The first Conference took place with the blessing of the future First Hierarch of the ROCOR, Metropolitan Vitaly (Ustinov) of Montreal and Canada, in 1972 in Montreal (Canada). The Metropolitan invited Orthodox youth from ROCOR parishes on all continents to participate in the Conference. (more…)

: His Grace Bishop George and His Grace Bishop Siluan celebrate Divine Liturgy on the Feast Day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God in “Novoye Shamordino” Convent, Kentlyn NSW

On Saturday, 4th November 2023, the great feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, His Grace Bishop George of Sydney Australia and New Zealand together with His Grace Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand, Serbian Orthodox Church, celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Our Lady of Kazan Convent (also known as “Novoye Shamordino”) in Kentlyn – located 57 km West of Sydney. (more…)

: Orthodox Youth Conference – 26th-30th December 2023

: His Grace Bishop George celebrates the Holy Protection feast in Melbourne

On the 13th and 14th October, 2023, His Gace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrated the services for the Holy Protect of the Mother of God at the Holy Protection Cathedral Brunswick VIC. Co-serving with His Grace were all the clergy for the Southern Deanery. Following the divine liturgy, the sisterhood prepared a festive lunch for the faithful. (more…)

: Invitation – Teen Retreat 2023

: Отошел ко Господу протодиакон Петр Метленко

Приходской совет Богородице-Успенского храма с прискорбием сообщает, что на 86-м году жизни скончался протодиакон Петр Иванович Метленко, бывший клирик Богородице-Успенского храма в Данденонге.

Выражаем искренние слова соболезнования родным и близким усопшего.

Отпевание новопреставленного прошло 29 августа во Владимирском храме в Сиднее, а погребение состоялось 31 августа в Успенском храме в Данденонге. Похоронен на кладбище в Спрингвайле рядом с матушкой.   (more…)

: Protodeacon Peter Metlenko reposed to the Lord

On Thursday, 24 August 2023, at the age of 86, Protodeacon Peter Metlenko, a former cleric of the Holy Dormition Church in Dandenong, reposed to the Lord.

The funeral service of the newly departed was held on 29 August 2023 at St. Vladimir’s Church in Sydney and the burial took place on 31 August 2023 in Springvale Cemetary VIC next to his matushka Elizabeth.

We express our sincere condolences to his family and may the Lord God grant Fr Peter the Kingdom of Heaven!

A brief biography can be read here.

: Престольный праздник в Свято-Успенском храме, Данденонг Виктория

28 августа — особенный день в жизни православных христиан: Успение Пресвятой Богородицы. Этому событию посвящен русский православный храм в Данденонге. 

Этот день, с одной стороны, скорбный, поскольку связан с уходом из земной жизни Пресвятой Богородицы. А с другой, светлый и радостный. Почти как Пасха Господня, Светлое Христово Воскресение. Ведь и Небесная Владычица не просто умерла, а словно уснула и была вознесена на Небеса. И как гласит церковное предание Она сама явилась Апостолам и завещала: «Радуйтесь! Я буду с вами всегда, когда вы будете призывать меня на помощь!». Поэтому и мы сегодня можем призывать Богородицу во всяких обстоятельствах нашей жизни.  (more…)

: His Grace Bishop George of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrated the feast of Holy Transfiguration at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral

On Friday, 18 August and Saturday, 19 August 2023, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the services for the great feast of Holy Transfiguration at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield. Co-serving with Bishop George were the Cathedral clergy and Abbot Cyprian from Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville NY, USA.

Following the Divine Liturgy, Bishop George blessed the fruit. (more…)