His Grace Bishop George of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrates Divine Services for the feast of The Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross

On Monday, 26 September 2022, the eve of the feast of The Exaltation of the Life-Giving Cross, His Grace George, Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrated the All-night vigil at Sts Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, Strathfield. Co-serving with His Grace were the cathedral clergy.

During the Great Doxology, Bishop George wearing all vestments carried the Cross to the middle of the church and the rite of the Exaltation of the Cross was served.

The rite of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was established in Jerusalem shortly after the finding of the Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of Emperor Constantine in memory of that event and also the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. (more…)

His Grace George Bishop of Sydney Australia and New Zealand celebrates Divine Liturgy at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

On Sunday, 25 September 2022, the Apodosis of the Nativity of the Theotokos, His Grace Bishop George of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, celebrated his first Divine Liturgy as the ruling bishop of this diocese at Sts Peter and Paul’s Cathedral in Strathfield. Co-serving with His Grace were the cathedral clergy.

Following the dismissal of the Divine Liturgy, the Ukase from the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, appointing Bishop George as the seventh ruling bishop of the Australian and New Zealand diocese was read and many years was intoned. (more…)

Bishop George of Canberra appointed Ruling Bishop of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand

On Wednesday, 21 September, 2022, the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, during deliberations on the expansion of the episcopacy and clergy, appointed His Grace Bishop George of Canberra Ruling Bishop of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand with the title “of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand.

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Eпископ Канберрский Георгий назначен правящим архиереем Австралийско-Новозеландской епархии

Завершившийся в среду, 21 сентября, Архиерейский Собор Русской Зарубежной Церкви, в ходе обсуждения вопросов связанных с пополнением епископата и клира, определил назначить Преосвященного епископа Канберрского Георгия правящим архиереем Австралийско-Новозеландской епархии с титулом «Сиднейский и Австралийско-Новозеландский».

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Open Letter from Bishop George of Canberra to the Honourable Gladys Berejiklian and the Honourable Daniel Andrews

Обращение епископа Канберрского Георгия клиру и пастве Австралийско-Новозеландской епархии

Address by Bishop George of Canberra to the clergy and flock of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese

His Grace Bishop George celebrates the Divine Liturgy at St Sava’s College, Varroville

On Sunday, 28 March 2021, the second week of Great Lent, His Grace Bishop George of Canberra was invited to concelebrate the Divine Liturgy with His Grace Bishop Siluan of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church at St. Sava’s College, Varroville NSW.

Co-serving with the hierarchs were clerics of the Serbian Orthodox Church Archpriests: Nikola Bilić, Sasa Stojanović, and Goran Ćećez, Protodeacon Petar Mrakić, Deacon Miloš and Protodeacon Alexander Kotlaroff cleric of St’s Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield (ROCOR). (more…)

«Священство Православной Церкви должно быть светло…»

В воскресенье, когда Церковь отмечает неделю о Блудном сыне, в Богородице-Успенском храме состоялась Архиерейская служба.

По традиции встречали Преосвященнейшего Георгия, епископа Канберрского, с хлебом-солью, которые преподнес староста прихода Николай Школа. Путь Владыки до храма был усыпан лепестками роз. (more…)

His Grace Bishop George ordained Deacon Erich Fein to the Priesthood

On Friday the 4th of December 2020, the feast of the Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple, His Grace Bishop George celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God parish, in Rocklea QLD. During the Divine Liturgy, His Grace ordained subdeacon Erich Fein to the diaconate.

The following Sunday, 6th of December 2020, Bishop George celebrated the Divine Liturgy at St Nicholas Cathedral, Brisbane QLD. During the 6th Hour, His Grace tonsured John Strelkov a Reader and during the Small Entrance, he awarded the rector of the Cathedral, Archpriest Gabriel Makarov the right to wear the mitre and Priest Andrew Smith, rector of the Holy Annunciation parish, the right to wear the purple skoufia.  After the Cherubic Hymn, His Grace ordained deacon Erich Fein to the priesthood. Priest Erich Fein, has been assigned to the St John the Baptist Orthodox Mission, Toowoomba QLD. (more…)