Thursday, December 1, 2016

Concelebration in Melbourne

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15194313_385104598488447_5700250187218450523_o.jpgOn Sunday 14/27 November, Bishop Ambrose served in the Free Serbian Church of St Stefan Dechanski in Carrum Downs, Victoria, concelebrating with Bishop John, Archimandrite Hristifor, Protopriest Bojan, Hieromonk Simeon and Priest Zvonimir.

The parish celebrated its church feast day in honour of St King-Martyr Stefan Dechanski (transferred from 11/24 November to the Sunday), with the rite of Serbian Slava and a procession around the church.

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After the service, the sisterhood of St Angelina served sumptuous meal in the parish hall.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Concelebration in Sydney

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On Sunday 31 October/13 November, Bishop Ambrose of Methone served in the Sts Cosmas and Damian Church in Sydney, with priest Nebojsa Mirkovic (ROCA) concelebrating.

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Concelebration in Bentleigh (Melbourne)

bent20161122_111000.jpgOn Tuesday 9/22 November, on the day of St Nectarius of Pentapolis, Bishop Ambrose of Methone (GOC) concelebrated with Bishop John (ROCA), Protopriest Stylianos and priest John in St Gregory the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church in Bentleigh. After the service, the faithful gathered for a communal meal in the parish hall.

Bishop Ambrose visits Annunciation Hermitage

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On Thursday 11/24 November, Bishop Ambrose and a small group of pilgrims visited the Annunciation Hermitage.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Concelebration in Melbourne (GOC)

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On Sunday 7/20 November, bishop Ambrose served in the Greek Old Calendar Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God in Cheltenham, with bishop John, protopriest Stylianos and priest John concelebrating.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Melbourne services with Bishop Ambrose (GOC) and Bishop John

22.11 (n.s.) st Nectarios of Pentapolis.
8 am Matins and Liturgy.
St Gregorios the Theologian Greek Orthodox Church
4 Gilbert grove, Bentleigh

24.11. (n.s.)
9 am Hours and Divine Liturgy at the Annunciation Sisterhood (ROCA)
Nowhere Creek, VIC

26.11. (n.s.) St John Chrysostom
Service at the Holy Cross Mission (GOC)
8.30 am 3rd Hour, 6th Hour, Divine Liturgy

27.11. St Stefan of Dechani (transferred from 24.11.)
10 am Divine Liturgy
St Stefan Dechanski Free Serbian Orthodox Church
Carrum Downs, VIC

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Children’s camp at St Sava Free Serbian Orthodox Monastery

The annual St Sava children’s camp completed its sessions on Friday 9/22.1.2016. More than 30 children participated. Archimandrite Christophor, Abbott John (ROCA) and Hieromonk Simeon, along with others, gave lessons and participated in activities over five days.

Serving at Liturgy:
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The great blessing of water:
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Getting newly blessed Holy Water:
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Raising the flags and singing national anthems:
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Diving into the pond after Archimandrite Christophor threw the Holy Cross into the water:
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Vespers for St John the Baptist
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Services in the Church:
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Group photo:
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Activities:
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Performing
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Video report from pilgrimage to Romania

Our American brothers from the Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece recently made a pilgrimage to Romania. The group visited the important sanctuaries of the Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania, along with other holy places. Inspired by their interaction with the local True Orthodox Christians, they offer this video report:

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Baptism in Melbourne

On the eve of Pentecost (Saturday 17/30 May), the servant of God Svetlana was baptised at the St Gregory Theologian Church in Bentleigh (Melbourne). A handful of faithful and guests attended the Baptism.

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Renouncing Satan, expulsion of all evil, and the making of a catechumen.

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The anointing with the blessed “oil of gladness”

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The servant of God is baptised in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The old man dies to sin, and the new Christian rises to life in God.

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The seal of the gift of the Holy Spirit.

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Newly-illumined Svetlana with her sponsor.

May Christ our God grant His newly illumined servant Svetlana health, salvation and many years!

After the Baptism, Abbott John (ROCA) served Great Vespers in honour of the great feast, followed by a parish gathering in the hall.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lenten, Holy Week and Paschal services in Australia

CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN!

ХРИСТОС ВОСКРЕСЕ! ВОИСТИНУ ВОСКРЕСЕ!

Pictures from St John of Kronstadt parish in Sydney:

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Pictures from the Tabinsk Icon of the Mother of God parish in Dandenong:

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Greek Orthodox Church of St Greogory the Theologian in Bentleigh (Melbourne) (Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece), which is currently served by clergy of ROCA:

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Greek Orthodox Church of the Dormition in Cheltenham (Melbourne) (Church of the True Orthodox Christians of Greece). Rector Protopriest Stylianos.

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Annunciation Monastery:

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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
Community of the Tabinsk Mother of God Icon

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  • Services once a month
  • Visits by Bishop John

Western Victoria
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
  • Service times:
  • Sundays and feast days: Divine Liturgy: 9 am
  • All-night Vigils (including Divine Liturgy) on select occasions.
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