Australian Parishes and Communities
Published by rocaau on Monday, June 30, 2014
Parish of st Gregory the Theologian
- Address: 4 Gilbert grove, Bentleigh, VIC
- Service times:
Sundays and feast days: Matins: 8 am
Divine Liturgy: 930 am
- Saturdays: Great Vespers 630 pm
- Contact: Bishop John
- Telephone: 0422556968
Parish of St John of Kronstadt.
The parish of St John of Kronstadt was founded in 2013 by the Priest Nebojsa Mirkovic. Fr Nebojsa was ordained by Metropolitan Agafangel. People of all nationalities are welcome to attend services, which are conducted in Church Slavonic, Serbian, and English.
- Service times:
Sundays and feast days: Matins 730 am
Divine Liturgy: 9 am.
Please contact us to confirm when Liturgy is served.
- Saturdays and eves of feasts: Vespers 530 pm
or All-night Vigil 6 pm
- Contact: Priest: Fr Nebojsa Mirkovic
- Telephone: 0413354913
Community of the Tabinsk Mother of God Icon
Clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad visit and serve the Orthodox faithful in the Dandenong area. Services are conducted in private homes once a month. Please contact us for information on the next service date.
- Address: Contact us for details of next Russian service location
- Visits by Fr John Smelic
- Head of local ROCA group: Alexey Serdsev.
Services are also held at the nearby parishes of our sister Church, the Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece: The Dormition of the Mother of God Greek Orthodox Church in Cheltenham, the Free Serbian Church of St Stefan of Decani in Carrum Downs, as well as the St Gregory the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church in Bentleigh.
Annunciation of the Mother of God Women’s Monastic Community
The Annunciation Sisterhood, Inc. is a women’s monastic community. It was founded in 2008 with the blessing of Metropolitan Agafangel by Father John Smelic and monastic sisters who received their training in the large monasteries of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad in Jerusalem and FranceAbp Andronik at first Liturgy (2008)
- Serving Priest and Spiritual Father: Igumen John Smelic.
- Address: 266 Nowhere Creek Rd, Nowhere Creek, 3469
- Service times:
- Sundays and feast days: Divine Liturgy: 9 am.
- All-night Vigils (including Divine Liturgy) on select occasions.
Please contact us to confirm what time Liturgy is served.
The community also conducts daily monastic evening and morning services. Visitors are most welcome to attend, but are requested to contact the hermitage to arrange a visit
Accommodation: There is very limited space for overnight visitors at the hermitage. Those who require accommodation can also contact local motels and Bed&Breakfasts: in Amphitheatre, Elmhurst or Avoca.
Volunteers who wish to work and pray with the monastic community for an extended period should contact the hermitage. Anyone interested is most welcome to participate in daily monastic life.
Donations: All donations to the Sisterhood go towards the regular activities and daily running expenses of the community. Donations can be made via PayPal:
Community dedicated to St John Chrysostom
Readers’ services are conducted in private homes. On occasional basis, clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad visit and serve the Russian Orthodox faithful in Brisbane. Please contact us for information on the next clergy visit to this community.
Services are also held at the nearby parish of our sister Church, the Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece: St Nicholas Free Serbian Orthodox Church at South Brisbane.
The clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad visit and serve the Russian Orthodox faithful in Canberra on an occasional basis. Services are conducted in cooperation with our Greek sister Church. Please contact Fr Protodeacon Basil Yakimov for information on the next clergy visit.
Services are available at the Canberra parish and monastery of our sister Church, the Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece: St George Free Serbian Orthodox Church at Forest, ACT, and St Savva Free Serbian Orthodox Monastery at Hall, NSW.
The clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad also participate in the St Sava Children’s camp and St Sava Festival each January at the Free Serbian monastery of St Sava. The camp is open for children of all nationalities.
Other locations / new parish groups
Do you live far from the above churches?
Please contact us to arrange for services in other locations.
It is possible to serve in rented facilities or even in a home.
The clergy are more than happy to help and instruct on how to prepare the facilities for a church service.