: His Grace George Bishop of Sydney Australia & New Zealand celebrates the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent and the feast of Annunciation at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On 7 April 2024, the 3rd Sunday of Great Lent, Veneration of the Holy Cross and the feast of Annunciation, His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia & New Zealand celebrated the divine services at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-served with His Grace were the cathedral clergy.

The Cathedral was filled with the faithful, most of whom received Holy Communion. The choir sang in the spirit of the feast under the direction of Andrei Laptev.

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: His Grace Bishop George celebrates the Divine Liturgy on the second Sunday of Great Lent at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On 31 March 2024, second Sunday of Great Lent, where the Church celebrates St Gregory Palamas, two liturgies were served at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield – English Liturgy at 7am and a Slavonic Liturgy at 9am. His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrated the Divine Liturgy at 9am. Co-serving with Bishop George were the Cathedral clergy.

During the sermon, Bishop George spoke on the Gospel reading where Christ forgave the sins of the paralytic and then healed his paralysis, demonstrating the importance of forgiveness of his sins before healing his paralysis. (more…)

: Епископ Георгий совершил Литургию Василия Великого и Чин Православия в Петропавловском Кафедральном соборе в Стратфильде

24-го марта 2024 г, в первую Неделю Великого поста, когда церковь празднует Торжество Православия, торжество над всеми ересями и расколами, Епископ Сиднейский и Австралийско-Новозеландский Георгий совершил Литургию Василия Великого и Чин Православия в Петропавловском кафедральном соборе в Стратфильде.

Владыке Георгию сослужили клирики собора. Чин Православия возглашал протодиакон Александр Котляров. (more…)

: Чистый понедельник в Петропавловском кафедральном соборе / Clean Monday at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

В понедельник 1-й седмицы Великого поста, 18 марта, Епископ Сиднейский и Австралийско-Новозеландский Георгий, совершил великое повечери с чтением канона преподобного Андрея Критского в Петропавловском кафедральном соборе в Стратфилде.

On Monday the 18th of March, the 1st week of Great Lent, His Grace Bishop George served the Great Compline and read the Canon of Repentance of St Andrew of Crete at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield.

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: Cheesefare Sunday His Grace George Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrates the divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On 17th March 2024, the Cheesefare Sunday or Sunday of Forgiveness, His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrated the divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-serving with Bishop George were the cathedral clergy.

During the sermon Bishop George stressed the importance of receiving Holy Communion throughout Great Lent and asking God for help to hold the fast not only for the first and last week but for the entire duration of Great Lent.

Following the dismissal of liturgy, the service for the Rite of Forgiveness commenced with members of the parish and clergy asking each other for forgiveness.

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: On Meatfare Sunday His Grace Bishop George celebrates the divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On 10th March 2024, the Meatfare Sunday, His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrated the divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield. Co-served with His Grace were the cathedral clergy.

Following the service, Bishop George congratulated protodeacon Alexander on his names day which fell on 7th March this year, due to leap year and many years was sung.

 

 

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: His Grace Bishop George celebrates the feast of The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Saturday, 6th January 2024, the eve of The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His Grace Bishop George of Sydney Australia and New Zealand served the Great Compline, Litiya and Matins at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield. Co-serving with His Grace were the Cathedral clergy. The following morning, the Cathedral clergy greeted Bishop George and the Divine Liturgy commenced.

The Cathedral was filled with the faithful, most of whom received Holy Communion. The choir sang in the spirit of the feast under the direction of Andrei Laptev. The Nativity Epistle from Metropolitan Nicholas of Eastern America and New York, Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad was read to the faithful. (more…)

: Рождественское послание Преосвященного Георгия Епископа Сиднейского и Австралийско-Новозеландского

Рождественское послание 
Преосвященного Георгия,
Епископа Сиднейского и
Австралийско-Новозеландского

 Рождество Христово, 2023/2024 г.

«И сказал им Ангел: не бойтесь, я возвещаю вам великую радость, которая будет всем людям. Ибо ныне родился вам в городе Давидовом Спаситель, Который есть Христос Господь… И внезапно явилось с Ангелом многочисленное воинство небесное, славящее Бога и взывающее: Слава в вышних Богу, и на земле мир, в человеках благоволение.» (Луки 2:10-11, 13-14) (more…)

: Nativity Epistle of His Grace George Bishop of Sydney, Australia & New Zealand

Nativity Epistle
of His Grace
George Bishop of Sydney,
Australia & New Zealand

Nativity of Christ, 2023/2024

And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord… And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. (Luke 2: 10-11, 13-14) (more…)

: The blessing and consecration of the new iconostasis at St Panteleimon’s Church Gosford

On Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December we had services for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, for the Forefeast of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple, and in honour of Venerable Gregory the Decapolite (+816 AD).

All-night Vigil was served on Saturday evening. Early on Sunday morning the parish rector served the lesser blessing of water, following which we welcomed Bishop George on his first visit to our parish since 2019. (more…)