Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church - Parish Life http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/ 60 A wedding - Anthony Kloczko and Yuliya Kuznetsova http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180211_2.html Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On the afternoon of Friday 2 February the parish rector presided at the marriage of Anthony Kloczko and Yuliya Kuznetsova.&nbsp; Our small church was full to overflowing with family and friends.&nbsp; The family of the groom has had a long connection with our parish.&nbsp; We warmly congratulate Anthony and Yuliya and wish them many years of happiness together.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180211_2.html Services on 10-11 February, the Sunday of the Last Judgement and the day of commemoration of All Saints of Yekaterinburg http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180211_1.html Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva; font-size: 13px;">On Saturday 10 February and Sunday 11 February we had services for the Sunday of the Last Judgment and in honour of All Saints of Ekaterinburg.&nbsp; As Saturday 10 February was a day of commemoration of the departed a general panikhida was served immediately prior to the Saturday evening service.&nbsp; At the end of the panikhida koliva was blessed and shared amongst those present.&nbsp; At Divine Liturgy on Sunday the <a href="/files/Liturgical-Resources/Prayer-for-the-Prosperity-of-the-Russian-Orthodox-Church-RE.pdf">Prayer for the Prosperity of the Russian Church</a> was read and - following the Prayer before the Amvon - a moleben to All Saints of Ekaterinburg was served.&nbsp; In his sermon the rector spoke first about compassionate service to one's fellow man being accounted as service to Christ Himself, and then about the example of the saints of Ekaterinburg both new and old. At the dismissal a collection was taken up to assist the work of Orthodox Action in Sydney and Melbourne.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180211_1.html A baptism - Leo Marshall http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180206_2.html Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On Sunday 28 January, the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, the parish rector baptised the infant Leo, the son of Tony and Iryna Marshall and a younger brother to Sofia.&nbsp; Leo was baptised in honour of the Holy Martyr Leo and had as his sponsors Igor Masalitin and Natalia Khyzniak.&nbsp; We warmly congratulate Tony, Iryna, Igor and Natalia and wish the newly-illumined servant of God Leo many years!</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180206_2.html The repose and funeral of Vasily (“Bill”) Bukovec http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180206_1.html Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On Monday 29 January we learned with sorrow of the repose of Vasily (&ldquo;Bill&rdquo;) Bukovec, a long-term parishioner and one of the builders of our church.&nbsp; Mr Bukovec &ndash; <a href="/news_160515_5.html">who reached 100 years of age in 2016</a> &ndash; had been in declining health for some time.&nbsp; He received Holy Communion and Anointing with Oil in the days prior to his repose.&nbsp; He is survived by his daughters Olga, Nina and Elizabeth and by his grandsons Allan, Jamie, Justin, Billy and Christian and their families, to whom we offer heartfelt condolences.&nbsp; His funeral service was held in our church on Monday 5 February 2018, after which he was laid to rest beside his beloved wife Anna in Sandgate Cemetery.&nbsp; May his memory be eternal!</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180206_1.html Services on 17-18 January, the Eve of Theophany http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180131_3.html Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On Wednesday 17 January and Thursday 18 January we had services for the Eve of Theophany, the Great Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. &nbsp;Matins was served on Wednesday evening, and on Thursday morning Vespers with the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great was served together with the Great Blessing of Water. &nbsp;At Vespers, many of those present assisted with&nbsp;<a href="/files/Liturgical-Resources/Theophany-Eve-readings.doc">the thirteen appointed readings from the Old Testament</a>.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180131_3.html Services on 13-14 January, the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and the commemoration of Saint Basil the Great http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180130_5.html Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On Saturday 13 January and Sunday 14 January we had services for the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord and in honour of Saint Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia (+379 AD).&nbsp; On Sunday His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral), First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, presided at Divine Liturgy.&nbsp; We were also joined by Protodeacon Martin Naef from the Gosford parish.&nbsp; As it was 1 January 2018 on the Julian Calendar a brief moleben for the beginning of the New Year was served at the end of Divine Liturgy.&nbsp; Following the dismissal, Vladyka Hilarion gave an edifying sermon in Russian and English in which he reflected on the various commemorations of the day.&nbsp; A festive lunch was then held in the church hall in Vladyka&rsquo;s honour.&nbsp; During a word of welcome over lunch the parish rector noted Vladyka's recent particpation, together with the other hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, in the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church commemorating the centenary of the election and enthronement of Saint Tkhon the Confessor as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, and thanked him for his wise leadership as First Hierarch.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180130_5.html A baptism - Eva Arhipova http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180130_4.html Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On Sunday 24 December, the Sunday of the Holy Forefathers, the parish rector baptised the infant Eva, the infant daughter of Vitalii Athipov and Elena Arhipova and a younger sister to Matvei and Zahar.&nbsp; Eva was baptised in honour of the Holy Foremother Eve and had as her sponsors Reader George Karmadonoff and Lubov Pekhovkina.&nbsp; We warmly congratulate Vitalii, Elena, George and Lubov and wish the newly-illumined handmaiden of God Eva many years!</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180130_4.html Services on 27-28 January, the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180130_3.html Sun, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On Saturday 27 January and Sunday 28 January we had services for the Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee, the first Sunday of preparation for Great Lent.&nbsp; As it was our first Sunday service after Theophany the founders, benefactors and parishioners of <a href="https://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/parishhistory.html#SECTION_58">the former Theophany parish in Mayfield</a>, both living and departed, were commemorated in prayer at the end of Divine Liturgy. At lunch in the church hall our parish rector received congratulations and was presented with a cake on the occasion of his birthday.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180130_3.html Russian Orthodox Christmas in Newcastle http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180130_2.html Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On Monday 8 January, we had a service for the Second Day of the Nativity of Christ.&nbsp; Joining our parish rector was Father Dalibor Pavlovic, the rector of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Saint-Naum-of-Ohrid-Serbian-Orthodox-Church-Newcastle-1653885268168192/">Saint Naum of Ohrid Serbian Orthodox Church in Broadmeadow, NSW</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp; Divine Liturgy was served in Church Slavonic, Serbian and English.&nbsp; In place of a sermon, our parish rector read aloud the Nativity Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York <a href="http://www.synod.com/synod/2018/20180104_mhnativityepistle.html">in Russian</a> and <a href="http://www.synod.com/synod/eng2018/20180104_enmhnativityepistle.html">in English</a>.&nbsp; Following the service all gathered in the church hall for a festive meal and a visit from Father Christmas.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_180130_2.html Services on 23-24 December, the Twenty-Ninth Sunday after Pentecost http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_171224_1.html Sun, 24 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On Saturday 23 December and Sunday 24 December we had services for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of the Holy Forefathers, the ancestors of Christ according to the flesh.&nbsp; On Sunday morning our small church was fuller than usual, friends from <a href="http://www.gosfordrussianchurch.org.au">the Gosford parish</a> and from Sydney having joined us for Divine Liturgy.&nbsp; In his sermon the parish rector spoke about the faith and faithfulness of the Holy Forefathers, of putting off the old man and putting on the new (Colossians 3:4-11), and of constantly accepting by one's way of life the invitation to the Great Banquet (Luke:14-16-24).</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_171224_1.html