Monday, June 23, 2014

Feast of All Saints

All Saints - examples for all Christians

To become a saint of God, the Christian must take up his Cross and follow Christ. He must endure many troubles and sorrows, and much ridicule, even from his closest ones. This situation is a necessity for those who follow God. For Christ says that the one who loves his mother of father more than Christ, is not worthy of Christ…. The Christian is in some cases called even to reject his parents….reject the well-meaning, but unprofitable urgings of his close ones when these are in conflict with the Christian’s Cross-bearing mission. Neither should he love his children more than Christ - but rather, because of Christ and through Christ. The Christian must force himself to leave behind all his worldly pursuits and all the pride of his achievements to find riches in Christ only.
The calling of a Christian is great, and the struggle very difficult - but Sainthood is open to every one of us.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The true Church and false churches

Sermon of Bishop Averky (Taushev) on the True Church.

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Melbourne, VIC
Parish of St Gregory the Theologian

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  • Address: 4 Gilbert grove, Bentleigh, VIC
  • Clergy: Bishop John (ROCA) and Priest Ioannis (GOC)
  • Service times:
    Sundays and feast days: Matins 8 am
    Divine Liturgy: 930 am.
  • Saturdays and eves of feasts: Great Vespers 630 pm

Sydney, NSW
Parish of St John of Kronstadt.

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  • Serving priest: Father Nebojsa Mirkovic
  • Address:
  • 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

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.
    Please contact us to confirm what time Liturgy is served.

Brisbane, QLD
Community dedicated to St John Chrysostom

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  • Reader’s services

Canberra, ACT

  • Visits by Fr Protodeacon Basil Yakimov

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