: Invitation – first-ever Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion the first Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat will be held for teens in grades 9 – 12. The retreat will be held this summer, beginning in the late afternoon on Monday December 19 and finishing on the morning of Friday December 23 2011.


: Announcement – Melbourne Cappella & St Nicholas Chorale, “Icons in Sound”

“Icons in Sound”
St Mary Star of the Sea, West Melbourne
Sunday July 17, 5:00pm

A choral concert part of the 2011 concert series presented by the Sacred Music Centre of St Mary Star of the Sea.

The program will be shared by two outstanding Melbourne-based choirs specialising in the performance and promotion of music of the Eastern Christian churches.

The concert will close the 6th Russian Liturgical Music National Conference and will be devoted to works by the Conference’s keynote speaker, Fr Ivan Moody and his teacher Sir John Tavener. (more…)

: 6th Choral Conference Schedule Update



: 6th Choral Conference – 14-17 July 2011

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: The 16th Conference of Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand

The 16th Conference of Clergy and Laity of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand was held at SS Peter and Paul Cathedral in Strathfield, Australia on the 26th-27th of December.

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Australia and New Zealand spoke to the Editor of the Unification newspaper on the events planned for the conference:

“This diocesan conference is held every three years. It is a very important part of diocesan life. The participants in these conferences gather from various parts of Australia and New Zealand and get the opportunity to socialize as well as discuss ongoing matters. Such meetings unify the clergymen and laity of our diocese. The conferences include reports on recent events in the diocese since the previous conference, and more important questions which affect the entire diocese are discussed and resolved. A new Diocesan Council is elected at these conferences, consisting of five priests and five laypersons. The members of the Council become the closest advisors of the diocesan ruling bishop. Between conferences, the Council convenes every two or three months and makes decisions on important administrative and managerial matters.” (more…)

: XVI съезд клира и мирян Австралийско-Новозеландской епархии

26-27 декабря в Сиднее при Петропавловском соборе в Стратфилде прошел очередной 16 съезд Австралийско-Новозеландской Епархии.

Его Высокопреосвященство митрополит Иларион, архиепископ Сиднейский и Австралийско-Новозеландский рассказал редактору газеты «Единение» о планируемых мероприятиях на съезде.

– Епархиальный съезд проходит раз в три года. Это очень важное событие в жизни Епархии. Участники съезда собираются из разных концов Австралии и Новой Зеландии и имеют возможность общаться и обсуждать все насущные вопросы. Такие встречи еще больше сплачивают священнослужителей и мирян нашей епархии. На съезде делается отчет о событиях в Епархии за прошедшие с прошлого съезда годы, рассматриваются и решаются наиболее важные вопросы, затрагивающие всю епархию. На съезде будет избран новый состав Епархиального совета. В совет избираются пятеро священников и пятеро мирян. Члены совета являются ближайшими советниками правящего архиепископа Епархии. В период между съездами Совет собирается каждые два-три месяца и решает важные административные и хозяйственные вопросы. (more…)

: Photos from Syezd 2010

: 2010 Diocesan Youth Conference Registration Form

Register soon to secure one of just 120 places available at this year’s Syezd! To be held over three full days and four nights at Treetops Resort Avoca Beach on the beautiful NSW Central Coast, Syezd 2010 offers an interesting and relevant programme of lectures, panel discussions and workshops; Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on December 30, the day of commemoration of the Holy Prophet Daniel; Lenten meals served in the resort restaurant; an opportunity to meet and mix with clergy and young people from across our Diocese; and time to relax at the resort or at nearby Avoca Beach.

Download the Syezd brochure and application form: here. (more…)

: Syezd 2010 – Call for Papers

: Syezd Youth Conference 2010 website

The website of the Syezd Youth Conference 2010 is now available: