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.

Holy Week in Melbourne

From the services of Great Friday and Great Saturday in Dandenong.

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After the Divine Liturgy on Holy Saturday.

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Word after bringing out the Shroud.

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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Monday, April 8, 2019

Feast day of the Annunciation monastic community

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19ann-2.jpgOn March 25/April 7, the monastic community of the Annunciation celebrated its patronal feast day. The Vigil with the Litya was filled with festal hymns in place of most of the fasting texts, giving great joy to all present.

In the morning, we celebrated midnight office, the hours and the Divine Liturgy, where all received Holy Communion. At the conclusion of the service, we made a procession around the monastery. At the meal, the order of the Panagia concluded the festal celebrations.

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Melbourne, VIC
Contact: Bishop John
Telephone: 0422556968

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

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