Monday, April 29, 2019

Pascha in Sydney

On Pascha Bishop John again visited Sydney, serving at the parish of Sts Cosmas and Damian (GOC) at Dulwich Hill. The service was in Greek and English. He concelebrated with priest George Jan (GOC) and ordained subdeacon Elias to the diaconate during the Paschal midnight liturgy. Fr Deacon Elias will be assigned to serve both at St John of Kronstadt (ROCA) and Sts Cosmas and Damian parishes (GOC).

In the afternoon, Bishop John visited the home-chapel of St John of Kronstadt, where father Nebojsa had celebrated the full paschal service the night before. During his visit, a group of parishioners sang the paschal hours.

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The start of Paschal Matins

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Parishioners of all ages

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Subdeacon Elias standing at the iconostasis until he was brought into the Altar for ordination.

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Axios!

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First litany by the new deacon.

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Just above the church, we saw a plane write “Christ is risen!” in the sky! The flying calligrapher in the plane is in the process of writing + ХРИСТОС АНЕСТИ +

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At the home-chapel of St John of Kronstadt

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Paschal Vespers on the first day of Pascha.

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Small Entrance at the Liturgy on the second day of Pascha.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Palm Sunday in Sydney

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On Palm Sunday 2019, Bishop John visited his flock in Sydney at the St John of Kronstadt parish, currently at the St Cosmas and Damian Greek Orthodox Church (GOC) in Dulwich Hill.

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On Palm Sunday, he concelebrated with priest George (GOC) and priest Nebojsa (ROCA). About 150 people attended, most of whom received Holy Communion.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Joyous occasion: Wedding in Sydney

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On Sunday 14/27. January 2019, the servants of God Nikola and Natalie received the Mystery of Marriage. Father Nebojsa Mirkovic served at the Greek church of Sts Cosmas and Damian in Sydney (Dulwich Hill).

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Many years to the newly weds!

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Christmas in Sydney

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Joyous services for the Nativity of our Lord in Sydney (Parish of St John of Kronstadt) on 24-25.12/6-7.1.19. Nearly all the parishioners received Holy Communion and celebrated the feast with a common meal.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Feast of St John of Kronstadt in Sydney

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The parish of St John of Kronstadt celebrated its January feast day at the Greek church of Sts Cosmas and Damian this year, accommodating a larger number of parishioners. The service was entirely in English, with Bishop John presiding and father Nebojsa Mirkovic concelebrating.

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At the small entrance, father Nebojsa was awarded with the nabedrennik and kamilavka.

After the service, the parish gathered for an extended meeting and discussion.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Bishop Ambrose in Sydney

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On Sunday, November 12/25, 2018, the feast day of St John the Merciful, Bishop Ambrose visited the Greek Old Calendar parish of Sts Cosmas and Damian in Sydney. He concelebrated with father Nebojsa Mirkovic (ROCA).

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Baptism in Sydney

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On Friday, 26.10/9.11. 2018, the servant of God Natalia was received into the Holy Orthodox Church by the Mysteries of Baptism and Chrismation.

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The services of the making of a Catechumen, the Baptism, and the Chrismation were performed in English by priest Nebojsa Mirkovic, with the sponsors and a few guests present. In accordance with the canons of the Church, the baptism occurred by full immersion three times.

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The next day, she communed of the Holy Mysteries for the first time at the Divine Liturgy at the same church.

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Natalia was raised in the roman-catholic heresy, but having come to know Christ at a mature age, is now an Orthodox Christian. She is a member of the parish of St John of Kronstadt in Sydney. May God grant health and salvation, and many years, to our sister in Christ, the newly-illumed Natalia, and may she keep her baptism pure from any stain, error or sin!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

St John of Shanghai and San Fransisco service in Sydney

Pictures from the service in honour of St John of Shanghai and San Fransisco in Sydney.
Sts Cosmas and Damian Church (GOC), priest Nebojsa Mirkovic (ROCA)

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Pentecost in Sydney

On the feast of Pentecost in Sydney, at the parish of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, father Nebojsa Mirkovic (ROCA) conducted the services in three languages: English, Greek and Slavonic. The church was well attended on this great feast, and many received Holy Communion. By the time the Slava cake was cut at the end of the long service, many had unfortunately left!

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Pascha in Australia 2018

Holy Saturday and Pascha at the St John of Kronstadt parish in Sydney

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Paschal services at the Tabinsk Icon of the Mother of God in Dandenong.

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Sydney, NSW
Parish of St John of Kronstadt.

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  • Serving priest: Father Nebojsa Mirkovic
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  • Service times:
    Sundays and feast days: Matins 730 am
    Divine Liturgy: 9 am.
    Please contact us to confirm what time Liturgy is served.
  • Saturdays and eves of feasts: Vespers 530 pm
    or All-night Vigil 6 pm

Dandenong, VIC
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  • Services once a month
  • Visits by Bishop John

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Annunciation of the Mother of God Women’s Monastic Community

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  • Spiritual Father: Bishop John.
  • Address: 266 Nowhere Creek Rd, Nowhere Creek, 3469
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