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Angelo Sardellis awarded Volunteer of the Year

19 May 2016 Monash has honoured its outstanding community leaders, one of whom was Angelo Sardellis. Awarded Volunteer of the Year, Mr Sardellis was one of 40 nominees present at Wednesday night’s ceremony at the Monash Gallery of Art. Also among those recognised for their dedication and hard work was 16-year-old Mount Waverley student Neha Salahuddin, who was awarded for ... Read More »

ROCOR: Australian and New Zealand Diocesan Council Meeting March 2016

On Thursday 3 March 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion hosted meetings at his residence in Croydon, NSW, of the Spiritual Council, the Board of the Russian Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust, and the Diocesan Council. In addition to Metropolitan Hilarion, participating in this full day of meetings were His Grace Bishop George and Diocesan Council members Mitred Archpriests Michael Protopopov ... Read More »

ROCOR Australia: Patronal Feastday of Holy Annunciation, 2016

Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane, was pleased to welcome His Grace, Bishop George of Canberra, to preside at our patronal feastday.  On the eve of the feast, after a discussion with some of the youth of our parishes, His Grace arrived at Holy Annunciation.  He was greeted by the clergy of our parish, together with clergy from our Deanery, and ... Read More »

ROCOR Australia: Pastoral Conferences 2015

For many years it has been customary for the clergy of the Australian-New Zealand Diocese to gather together during Great Lent to discuss matters of pastoral concern and liturgical practice.  In recent years, it has become usual for such gatherings to be held in conjunction with the annual Diocesan youth activities during December. In December 2015, clergy from all four ... Read More »

ROCOR – Diocesan Teen Retreat 2015

From 20-24 Dec, the Diocesan Teen Retreat was held on the Sunshine Coast in southeast Queensland, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion and in the presence of Bishop George. The organising committee, headed by Priest Gabriel Lapardin, had selected Luther Heights as the place for almost 60 teens, travelling from near and far, to draw closer to God and develop connections ... Read More »

Rocor Australia: A meeting of the Diocesan Council is held

On Thursday 17 December the Diocesan Council convened in Croydon for its final meeting in 2015.  In attendance were His Grace Bishop George of Canberra; Mitred Archpriests Michael Protopopov and Nikita Chemodakov; Archpriests Nicholas Karipoff, Gabriel Makarov, and George Lapardin; Priest James Carles, Protodeacon Alexander Abramoff, Nicholas Nedachin, Alexander Bialocerkowski, Nicholas Wirubov and Lubov Cowall. The Diocesan Council heard the ... Read More »

Official Opening of the Taigum Child Care Centre

On Sunday 8th February 2015, His Grace Bishop Seraphim officially opened the St Paraskevi Child Care Centre and unveiled the Friendship Garden plaque at the Parish of St Paraskevi in Taigum, Queensland. The Child Care Centre is a not-for-profit activity of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and has capacity to hold up to 94 children. The Centre opened its ... Read More »