SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Update: 31 May 2020

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

Update: 31 May 2020

(Livestreaming on YouTube)

Tue 03 Jun

6.00 pm

Moleben service to the Equal-to-the-Apostles

Sts Constantine and Helen

Sat 06 Jun

4.30 pm

5.00 pm

General Panihida (for the departed)

Matins

Sun 07 Jun

8.30 am

PENTECOST – DAY OF THE HOLY TRINITY

Divine Liturgy

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Update: 24 May 2020

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

Update: 24 May 2020

(Livestreaming on YouTube)

 

Tue 26 May 6.00 pm

APODOSIS OF PASCHA

Vespers

Wed 27 May 6.00 pm

ASCENSION OF THE LORD

Matins

Thu 28 May 9.15 am

ASCENSION OF THE LORD

Divine Liturgy

Sat 30 May 5.00 pm Matins
Sun 31 May 8.30 am

FATHERS OF THE 1st ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

Divine Liturgy

 

 

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Update: 17 May 2020

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

Update: 17 May 2020

(Livestreaming on YouTube)

 

Dear Parishioners!

Christ is Risen!

During these difficult times when we are unable to interact in a personal way we are all the more  united by prayer.

For our Patronal feast day we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to join us in worship and for this reason, at 6.00 pm on Thursday 21 May, we will celebrate a Moleben service with the Akathist to St Nicholas the wonderworker, our patron saint.

We invite all parishioners and friends of the cathedral to participate in this service by preparing beforehand the text of the Akathist, which can downloaded directly from the cathedral website (in English, Russian or Church Slavonicand singing with us at home this prayerful offering. We would be very pleased if later you were able to send in some photos or videos of your participation, so that we may have a pictorial record for future parish history.

In Christ,

Fr Gabriel Makarov

 

Thu 21 May

6.00 pm

Moleben with Akathist to St Nicholas the Wonderworker

Sat 23 May

5.00 pm

Matins

Sun 24 May

8.30 am

SUNDAY OF THE BLIND MAN. STS METHODIUS AND CYRIL, TEACHERS OF THE SLAVS.

Divine Liturgy

 

 

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Update: 2 May 2020

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

Update: 2 May 2020

(Livestreaming on YouTube)

Sat 02 May: Matins 5.00pm

Sun 03 May: SUNDAY OF THE MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN  Divine Liturgy 8.30am

HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MEMBERS OF OUR CHURCH LADIES COMMITTEE, OUR “MYRRH-BEARING WOMEN”!

Tue 05 May: Moleben with Akathist to the Great-Martyr and Trophy-bearer George 6.00pm

Sat 09 May: Matins 5.00pm

Sun 10 May: SUNDAY OF THE PARALYTIC Divine Liturgy 8.30am

RADONITSA 2020

HOW WILL RADONITSA BE CELEBRATED THIS 2020 YEAR?


Dear brothers and sisters, Christ is Risen!

The restrictions surrounding the pandemic mean that we won’t be able to congregate at cemeteries and hold graveside Pannihida services for Radonitsa as is our custom.

But, we will hold Paschal commemorations for the departed! We propose the following:

On this Thomas’ Sunday (26 April) at St Nicholas Cathedral, immediately following Liturgy, there will be served a Paschal Pannihida. These services will be livestreamed.

The website is: stnicholascathedral.org.au (then select YouTube).

Please send in the names of your departed Orthodox relatives for commemoration.

This can be done by different methods:

  1. On the same website choose: “Buy candles or order moleben / pannihida here”
  2. Or, send the names in by email: : frgabmak@gmail.com
  3. Or, give the names over the telephone: 0419308338.

Please help to distribute this information to other parishioners!

With love in Christ,

Fr Gabriel Makarov

Schedule of Services update 18 March

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Update: 18 April 2020
(Livestreaming on YouTube)

Sat 18 Apr: GREAT SATURDAY

  • Vespers with Liturgy of St. Basil 8.30am
  • Midnight Office with the taking into the altar of the Holy Epitaphion 11.30pm

Sun 19 Apr: HOLY PASCHA.

  • Paschal Matins and Paschal Liturgy 12.00am

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!

Concerning blessing of Paschal breads (kulich):

I’m certain that everyone will understand that the situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic means that this year we won’t be able to have the Paschal kulich blessing in the customary way, with a gathering of many people in the church hall. Due to this situation, a blessing is given for laypeople to do this in their own homes for the purpose of breaking the fast period of Great Lent. This can be done in the following way:
1. Place the Paschal kulich and other foods on the dining table.
2. Light a candle.
3. Chant or read the Paschal Troparion with the short prayer rule:
Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and on those in the tombs bestowing life x3
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, both now and ever, and unto the ages of ages.
Amen.
Lord have mercy x 3
Lord, bless!
4. At the completion of these prayers, sprinkle the Paschal food 3 times with Holy Water..
With love In Christ, Fr Gabriel Makarov.

Sat 25 Apr:

  • Vigil 5.00pm

Sun 26 Apr: THOMAS’ SUNDAY or ANTIPASCHA

  • Divine Liturgy with cutting up of Holy Artos Bread 8.30am

(Contact Fr Gabriel if you wish to receive a portion of blessed Artos bread).

HOLY LAND COLLECTION!

Beloved brothers and sisters!

I send you heartfelt greetings on the feast of Palm Sunday!

Let us recall that on Palm Sunday, in all churches of the Russian Church Abroad there is a prescribed plate collection for our monasteries in the Holy Land.

There, under the care of our Church’s Ecclesiastical Mission are found: Russian Gethsemane Convent with the Church of St Mary Magdalene, the Mount of Olives Convent, the Monastery of St Hariton, Bethany School and Convent, the Jericho Gardens and other holy places.

During these difficult times, inflicted upon us by the coronavirus pandemic, when we suffer hardship even at home, let us remember also our monastic fathers, brothers and sisters who have taken up their struggle in the holy monasteries and who pray for us every God-given day!

The Holy Land is currently “empty”, there are no pilgrims or worshippers, and in all of our monasteries services are conducted according to the Church’s rubrics, behind locked doors. But we know that the good estate and welfare of these holy places depend very significantly on the support given by pilgrims and benefactors!

For this reason, I entreat you, if you are in a position to do this at such a difficult time, to support our monasteries in the Holy Land through any amount of donation.

How can this be done? Very easily! A donation can be made through our Cathedral’s bank account (see below). Be sure to mark the donation as Jerusalem or Holy Land.

May God bless you!
Yours in Christ, Fr Gabriel Makarov

St Nicholas Fundraising and Improvements A/c
​Commonwealth Bank
​BSB: 064170
​A/c no: 10753712

Schedule of service 5 April

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Update: 5 April 2020
(Livestreaming on YouTube)

  • Mon 06 Apr at 6.00 pm: Matins (for Annunciation)
  • Tue 07 Apr at 8.30 am: Divine Liturgy – ANNUNCIATION OF THE MOST-HOLY MOTHER OF GOD
  • Fri 10 Apr at 6.00 pm: Matins (for Lazarus Saturday)
  • Sat 11 Apr at 8.30 am: Divine Liturgy – LAZARUS SATURDAY
  • Sat 11 Apr at 5.00 pm: Vigil (for Palm Sunday)
  • Sun 12 Apr at 8.30 am: Divine Liturgy – PALM SUNDAY. ENTRY OF LORD INTO JERUSALEM