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Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat: 19-24th December 2013

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the Australian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) cordially invites Orthodox teens, finishing Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 at school this year, to attend the annual Russian Orthodox Teen Retreat.  ​Join us at this years Retreat, which will be held near Sydney this December, commencing on the 19th ... Read More »

49th Annual Russian Orthodox Youth Conference / Syezd 2013 to be held in Melbourne, 19-24 December 2013

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the forty-ninth annual Orthodox Conference (“Syezd”) will be held at Camp Manyung, Mt Eliza, just south of Melbourne. Beginning on Thursday, 19th December, the Syezd will be held over six days and five nights ending on Tuesday, 24th December, 2013. What is Syezd? Syezd is an annual event where Orthodox and non-Orthodox people ... Read More »

Lecture at St Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Church

On Sunday, 1 December 2013, a lecture about St Philaret of Moscow will be presented at the St Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Church, Alexandria, NSW. Prior to the lecture, there will be a short memorial service in memory of Nebojsha M. Krstich, both events having been organised by the Center for Research of Orthodox Monarchism, with the blessings of His Grace Bishop ... Read More »

COMMUNIQUÉ: LEGAL PROCEEDINGS FOR THE RETURN OF THE ST SAVA MONASTERY

The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church (Metropolitanate) has made several attempts to resolve the litigation against the Free Serbian Orthodox Church Diocese for Australia and New Zealand Property Trust and its management over the St Sava Monastery in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. On 19 April 2013 the Metropolitanate, through its solicitors, ... Read More »

Pan-Orthodox Conference Wellington NZ

Orthodox Christians representing the five canonical Orthodox Jurisdictions of New Zealand gathered at the Dormition of the Theotokos Romanian Orthodox Church known as St. Mary’s in Wellington to participate in the second official Pan-Orthodox Conference on Saturday, September 28th. The theme of the conference was Orthopraxia-Practicing True Faith. The conference was convened under the Omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios of the Sacred ... Read More »

SOYA meets in Canberra for the 2013 Annual General Meeting

“You are the best thing that has happened to the Church” said Bishop IRINEJ of the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand to the youth in attendance at the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Serbian Orthodox Youth Association (SOYA). SOYA, which has been in existence since May of 2008, meets annually in a different state of Australia ... Read More »

AUSTRALIAN FATHER’S DAY IN YALLOURN NORTH

Many Australians observe Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures, including stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), and family friends. Traditionally, acts of appreciation are done in different ways and may include, in addition to gifts, brunches, lunches, or dinners either at home, at ... Read More »

Festal Celebrations at Holy Protection in Bunswick and Rocklea Parish

Holy Protection Cathedral, Melbourne, celebrated its Feast Day On Monday 14th October 2013, the Holy Protection Cathedral in Melbourne celebrated its Parish Feast Day. The All-Night Vigil was served by the clergy of the cathedral, Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff (rector), Archpriest Nicholas Dalinkiewicz, Archpriest Peter Sheko, Hieromonk Kyril and Protodeacon Alexander Abramoff. The following day, clergy from the neighbouring parishes joined to serve the Divine Liturgy. Following the service a lunch ... Read More »

HOLY CROSS MONASTERY OF MANGROVE MOUNTAIN – FOUNDATION STONE CEREMONY

INVITATION Beloved Orthodox Christians, We cordially invite you, your family and friends to attend the Foundation Stone Ceremony for the Main Church of Holy Cross monastery and its two side chapels dedicated to St Anthony the Great and St Irene Chrysovalantou. The foundation stone ceremony will be conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos on SATURDAY 7th December 2013. PROGRAMME Saturday, ... Read More »

Encyclical – St George’s Monastery

To the devout Reverend Clergy; The honourable Administrative Committees; And the Ladies’ Auxiliaries; Of the Parish-Communities; Of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. Dearly beloved, You would have already been informed through the media about the enormous damage caused by the recent bushfires throughout New South Wales. Due to the strong winds, these fires could not be controlled completely by ... Read More »