: July 2019 was an especially joyous time for Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church in Brisbane

From 11-14 July, we received Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen), who was in Australia lecturing at the Residential School for the Sts Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Institute.  In 2019, we celebrate 10 years since our transfer into the ROCOR Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, which we remember was done at the hand of Metropolitan Jonah while he was primate of the Orthodox Church in America.  Therefore, it was with great joy that we were able to celebrate this with his presence.


: Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) attends the Symposium at the Australian & New Zealand Diocese

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, Archbishop of Australia and New Zealand, His Eminence Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) arrived in Sydney from Washington on Friday 14 July 2017. His Eminence was invited as the guest speaker to participate in the Sydney Symposium dedicated to the New Martyrs of Russia. (more…)

: Sydney Symposium Syezd 2017 Commences

On Friday 14 July 2017 at 5pm AEST the clergy and the youth of the Australian & New Zealand Diocese gathered at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield for the Symposium Syezd, in commemoration of the New Martyrs of Russia 100-years later. (more…)

: Metropolitan Jonah (Paffhausen) will deliver Dogmatic and Theological Lectures at Sts Peter and Paul Cathedral Strathfield

: The 6th Diocesan Teen Retreat Concluded

From 19-23 December, 2016, the Diocesan Teen Retreat was held on the Sunshine Coast in southeast Queensland, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion.

The organising committee, successively headed by Priest John Weir and Priest Andrew Smith, had selected the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre as the place for just over 50 teens, travelling from near and far, to draw closer to God and develop connections that will last a lifetime. When planning, the successful balance of spiritual with social was maintained – the mornings had talks and discussions from invited guests, the afternoons had organised outdoor activities, while the evenings had enjoyable indoor activities and free time for socialising. (more…)