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Garden Of Eden

Homily on Cheesefare Sunday

Today is called “Forgiveness Sunday.” It received this name from the pious Orthodox Christian custom at Vespers of asking each other’s forgiveness for discourtesy and disrespect. We do so, since in the forthcoming fast we will approach the sacrament of Penance and ask the Lord to forgive our sins, which forgiveness will be granted us […]

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Pasha 2017

Yarraville Parish Photos 2017

(Click on a Picture to View the Picture Gallery) Pannichida for Brother José Muñoz-Cortes     Protection of the Mother of God 2017 (Pokrov)     Exaltation of the Cross 2017 Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ 2017 Monday of the Holy Spirit 2017 / Понедельник Св. Духа The Celebration of Pentecost and Episcopal Ordination of […]

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St John Of Kronstadt

On Christian Hope

Christian hope is our hope in Christ and the eternal bliss promised to us by Christ. He is the pinnacle of our desires: He shall save His people from their sins.   “I would love to go to paradise, but my sins are keeping me back,” – say many Christians who have no understanding of […]

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christ and children

2017 Sunday School Schedule

Sunday School takes place fortnightly after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, and runs for about 30 minutes while the rest of the congregation has fellowship. Currently, there are 4 groups, according to children’s age studying the basics of the Orthodox Faith.   Our Sunday School teachers are: Father Andrei Erastov, Paul Kourbetis, Ann Chlebnikovsky, and […]

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What Is the Orthodox Church? 

The Church Founded by Jesus Christ When God our Creator saw the human race perishing through sin, He sent His Only-Begotten Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ the God-Man, to save us through His sacrifice on the Cross and His Resurrection from the dead, by which He overcame the power of sin, the devil, death, and […]

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Hristos Fasting in the Desert

Great Lent

What is Great Lent? Great Lent is the 40 day fast which the Orthodox Church observes before the Great and Holy Week of Christ’s Passion. It is a time of spiritual cleansing and renewal in preparation for celebrating the most sacred observance of the Christian year, of the Lord’s Passion and Resurrection.   What are […]

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Metropolitan Joseph Of Petrograd

Documentary Film “St Joseph the Metropolitan of Petrograd” (2014) In Russian

Документальный фильм: “Митрополит Иосиф Петроградский” (2014 г.) Фильм о новомученике Митрополите Иосифе Петроградском, основателе Катакомбной Церкви. В фильме используются съемки того времени, также помещены интервью с катакомбными христианами, очевидцами тех событий. This film describes the life of the new-martyr St Joseph, the Metropolitan of Petrograd, who was the founder of the Catacomb Church. Many original footages. Interviews with […]

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Last Supper

Vadim Vinogradov film ‘Today’ (in Russian)

“Днесь” (русск. “сегодня”) – фильм, смонтированый из фильма Вадима Виноградова “Гефсимания Царя-Мученика”.  Главная мысль этого фильма в том, что хотя таинства Христианской веры совершились в определенный исторический момент, более 2000 лет назад, но они вне времени. По вере мы можем участвовать в них так, как будто они совершились сегодня.     The mysteries of Christianity took place […]

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The Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.   The Gospel parable of the Prodigal Son depicts a conversion of a sinner to God. When the father met his repentant son, he made a magnificent feast:  he fell on his son’s neck and kissed him… then he said […]

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Saint Symeon the Myrrthbearer

26 February – Martinian of Palestine, Aquilla & Priscilla the Apostles, Eulogios, Patriarch of Alexandria, Symeon the Myrrhbearer of Serbia

Martinian of Palestine Saint Martinian, who was from Caesarea of Palestine, flourished about the beginning of the fifth century. He struggled in the wilderness from his youth. After he had passed twenty-five years in asceticism, the devil brought a temptation upon him through a harlot, who when she heard the Saint praised for his virtue, […]

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Parish Documents for the Year 2017

Ukase: Ukase – Vl. Andronik about the Eucharistic communion with Vl. Stephan Ukase – Ordination of Hegumen Andrei Erastov scanned with signatures (Russian) Ukase – Ordination of Hegumen Andrei Erastov (English)   Timetables of Church Services: Timetable of Services for January 2017 Timetable of Services for February 2017 Timetable of Services for March 2017 Timetable […]

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