Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church - Church & Community Life http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/ 60 2017 Annual Diocesan Teen Retreat http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_171008_5.html Sun, 08 Oct 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/teen_retreat_flyer_2017.JPG&archive=0&final_h=208&final_w=150&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">This year our Diocese will hold its seventh annual Orthodox Teen Retreat.&nbsp; Established in 2011, our Diocesan Teen Retreats cater for young people aged 14-17.&nbsp; This year&rsquo;s Teen Retreat will be held to the south of Sydney at Stanwell Tops from Sunday 17 December until Friday 22&nbsp;December.&nbsp; The programme will include services on 18-19 December for the commemoration of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia.&nbsp; For more information visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rocorteenretreat.info/">www.rocorteenretreat.info</a>.</span></p></div> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_171008_5.html Resources to help in understanding the issues in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170910_6.html Thu, 07 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">Our parishioners and friends who wish to better understand what is at stake in the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey are encouraged to visit the excellent&nbsp;<a href="http://marriage.greekorthodox.org.au/">Speak up for Marriage</a>&nbsp;website, an initiative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand. &nbsp;A great deal of useful information can also be obtained from the <a href="https://www.coalitionformarriage.com.au/">Coalition for Marriage</a> and the <a href="http://www.marriagealliance.com.au/">Marriage Alliance</a>. &nbsp;In addition, a number of excellent articles concerning the challenges to religious freedom posed by a change to the definition of marriage have been written by distinguished journalist&nbsp;<a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/author/Paul%20Kelly">Paul Kelly, Editor-at-Large of national newspaper <em>The Australian</em></a>.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170910_6.html A collection to aid the construction of a church of Saint Nicholas in the Transbaikal Territory http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170728_2.html Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Blessing_of_cross_Shonoktui.jpg&archive=0&final_h=100&final_w=150&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">Under the leadership of Sophia Mikhailovna Boikov, the Sydney-based Russo-Chinese Orthodox Mission is raising funds for the construction of a church in Shonoktui, a small village in the Borzinsky district of the Zabaykalsky Krai.&nbsp; The Zabaykalsky Krai, or Transbaikal Territory, is a federal subject of Russia that shares borders with China and Mongolia.&nbsp; The church is to be dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the wonderworker of Myra in Lycia, and will be within <a href="http://www.eparhiachita.ru/">the Chita Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church</a>.&nbsp; The building project has <a href="/files/News/2017/Blessing_for_Shonoktui_Construction.pdf">the blessing of the Diocesan authorities in Russia</a> and the collection of funds in this Diocese has <a href="/files/News/2017/Blessing_for_Shonoktui_Collection.pdf">the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion and Bishop George</a>. &nbsp;&nbsp;In July 2016 a cross was blessed at the site on which the church will be constructed. &nbsp;&nbsp;Donations can be made at the candle-desk in our church, or by direct deposit to the account of the Russo-Chinese Orthodox Mission (Commonwealth Bank of Australia BSB 062-130 ACN&nbsp;10484933).&nbsp; This is a worthy project &ndash; please give generously!</span></p></div> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170728_2.html Russian and other Orthodox Kids' Camp, 10-16 December 2017 http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170422_1.html Sun, 16 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">A group of young families working under the auspices of the&nbsp;<a href="http://cabrapokrov.org/">Intercession of the Holy Virgin parish in Cabramatta, NSW</a>, is again organising a camp for Russian and other Orthodox children and young people aged 8-17 to be held in Toukley, NSW - to be held not far from us on the Central Coast - from 10 December - 16 December 2017. &nbsp;The cost will be $399.00 per person. &nbsp;For those interested, more information is available&nbsp;<a href="/files/News/2017/CampROK---Flyer-2017.pdf">here</a>.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170422_1.html