Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church - Parish Life http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/ 60 Our June 2017 parish newsletter http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170625_2.html Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px;">Our June 2017 parish newsletter - the first in nearly five years - was published on 25 June 2017.&nbsp; It includes parish news, the recent Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, news about Diocesan youth activities, and more.&nbsp; To read it click&nbsp;<a href="/files/Newsletters/News-_from_Saint_Nicholas_12.pdf">here</a>. &nbsp;Copies&nbsp;are available in church and will be distributed by post during the week beginning 26 June 2017.</span></p> <p align="left">&nbsp;</p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170625_2.html Services on 24-25 June, the Third Sunday after Pentecost http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170625_1.html Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: 13px;">On Saturday 24 June and Sunday 25 June we had services for the Third Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of Saint Onuphrius the Great (+4th C. AD) and Venerable Peter of Mount Athos (+734 AD).&nbsp; As many of our parish founders came from Belarus, in addition to the icon of Saints Onuphrius and Peter and the other saints commemorated on this date, the parish icon of All Saints of Belorussia was placed in the centre of the church for veneration.&nbsp; Following Divine Liturgy on Sunday Matushka Marie helped the parish children to make candles for home use by recycling the stumps from our church candles.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170625_1.html The repose and funeral of Vadim ("Jim") Zdanowicz http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170618_1.html Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Vadim_Zdanowicz.JPG&archive=0&final_h=214&final_w=150&percent=100"><p style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: trebuchet ms,geneva; font-size: 13px;">On Saturday 10 June we learned with sadness of the repose of our parishioner Vadim (&ldquo;Jim&rdquo;) Zdanowicz. Jim arrived in Australia at the age of 10 in 1949 and had a long involvement in the life of the Russian Orthodox Church in New South Wales - his father, Gennady Ivanovich Zdanowicz, was a key figure in the early life of the Diocese who served as Warden of both Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Strathfield, and the Church of All Saints of Russia, Croydon. Jim prepared himself carefully for the end of his life, receiving Holy Communion for the last time just a few hours before his repose. Our parish rector presided at Jim&rsquo;s funeral at the Croydon church on Thursday 15 June and at his burial afterwards alongside his parents, Gennady Ivanowich and Anna Dmitrievna, in the Russian Orthodox section of Rookwood Necropolis. Jim is survived by his wife Eleanor and his children George and Kathy, to him we offer heartfelt condolences. May his memory be eternal!</span></p></div> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170618_1.html Services on 10-11 June, the Sunday of All Saints http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170612_1.html Sun, 11 Jun 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;">On Saturday 10 June and Sunday 11 June we had services for the Sunday of All Saints, the First Sunday after Pentecost. Following Divine Liturgy on Sunday a collection was taken up to assist <a href="/news_170518_1.html">the construction of a memorial church in Sremski-Karlovci, Serbia</a>, raising $359.00.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170612_1.html Services on 27-28 May, the Seventh Sunday of Pascha http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_5.html Sun, 28 May 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;">On Saturday 27 May and Sunday 28 May we had services for the Seventh Sunday of Pascha, the Afterfeast of the Ascension, and in honour of the Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council.&nbsp; In his sermon at Divine Liturgy on Sunday the parish rector spoke about the history, purpose and enduring significance of the Council.&nbsp; Addressing the congregation after the dismissal, he spoke further about the visit of the relics of Saint Nicholas to Russia and of <a href="http://www.synod.com/synod/eng2017/20170525_enmoscow.html">the participation of Metropolitan Hilarion and other bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in the consecration of the new church dedicated to the Resurrection of Christ and to the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia</a>&nbsp;at Moscow's Sretensky Monastery.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_5.html The repose and funeral of Alma Kaiko http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_4.html Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/display_image.php?ext=JPG&relativeimage=images/news/2017/Alma_Kaiko.JPG&archive=0&final_h=203&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;">On Tuesday 30 May 2017 we learned with sadness of the repose that day of 88 year-old Alma Kaiko, a long-term friend and supporter of our parish. &nbsp;Alma's husband of 57 years was Wlodzimierz (Walter) Kaiko (d. 2007), one of <a href="/files/Honour-Roll-of-Church-Builders.pdf">our church builders</a> and for many years our senior altar-server, and together with him Alma did much for the benefit of Saint Nicholas'. &nbsp;Lutheran by faith, Alma's funeral was held at the LifeWay Lutheran Church in Broadmeadow on Wednesday 7 June with our parish rector Archpriest James Carles, Subdeacon Vitaly Lupish and his family, and Head Sister Anna Morhun in attendance. &nbsp;Alma was afterwards laid to rest beside her husband in Sandgate Cemetery. &nbsp;We offer condolences to Wlodzimierz's and Alma's children Leo, Ralph, Elizabeth and Alexander and their families, and pray that God will give rest to his departed servant.</span></p></div> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_4.html The May 2017 meeting of the Parish Council http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_3.html Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 <p style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva;">On Monday 1 May 2017 there was a meeting of the Parish Council. &nbsp;The usual pastoral, administrative, and financial reports were then presented and progress on parish governance, decorative and building projects was reviewed. &nbsp;The Parish Council is scheduled to meet next on 19 June 2017.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_3.html Services on 21-22 May, the Feast of the Translation of the Relics of Saint Nicholas http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_2.html Mon, 22 May 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;">On Sunday 21 May and Monday 22 May we services had for the feast-day of the Translation of the Relics of Saint Nicholas from Myra in Lycia, modern-day Turkey, to Bari in Italy.&nbsp; On Sunday evening All-night Vigil with the blessing of wheat, wine, oil and five loaves was served.&nbsp; As this feast-day of Saint Nicholas is the patronal feast of our parish, the customary lesser blessing of water was served early on Monday morning.&nbsp; It being a working day, only a small number of parishioners and friends were present.&nbsp; Divine Liturgy followed, and then a moleben to Saint Nicholas with a cross procession and the sprinkling of the Holy Water.&nbsp; Following the moleben the usual prayers were offered for the Patriarch and the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church, the&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva; font-size: 13px;">Australian</span><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva; font-size: 13px;">and</span><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'trebuchet ms', geneva; font-size: 13px;">Russian lands, parish office-bearers and all present, and for our departed founders and parishioners. &nbsp;Congratulating the people with the feast-day, the parish rector spoke about Saint Nicholas and the help that Christians have received through his prayers over many centuries. &nbsp;He also noted the particular joy with which this feast-day had been prepared for in Russia this year, a portion of Saint Nicholas&rsquo; relics being due to arrive in Moscow from Bari.&nbsp; Following the service many of those present gathered in the church hall for a convivial feast-day lunch.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_2.html Our new postal address http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_1.html Wed, 07 Jun 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;">As of 7 June 2017, our postal address will be <strong>PO Box 545 Wallsend NSW 2287</strong>. &nbsp;We ask our parishioners and friends to amend their records accordingly.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170609_1.html Our Winter 2017 Schedule of Services http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170602_1.html Mon, 22 May 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 Winter 2017 Schedule of Services - covering June, July and August &nbsp;- is now available in PDF format.&nbsp; A copy of the English-language Winter 2017 Schedule of Services is available&nbsp;<a href="/files/Service%20Schedules/2017/Wallsend_Winter_2017_E.pdf">here</a>, and a copy of the Russian-language Winter 2017 Schedule of Services is available&nbsp;<a href="/files/Service%20Schedules/2017/Wallsend_Winter_2017_R.pdf">here</a>.&nbsp; Both can also be accessed on&nbsp;our <a href="/services.html">Services</a> page, and printed copies in both languages are now available in church. &nbsp;</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170602_1.html Services on 13-14 May, the Fourth Sunday of Pascha http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170514_1.html Sun, 14 May 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;">On Saturday 13 May and Sunday 15 May we had services for the Fifth Sunday of Pascha, the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman (John 4:5-42).&nbsp; In his sermon on Sunday the parish rector spoke about Christ&rsquo;s mercy to the Samaritan Woman and about her response.&nbsp; Following Divine Liturgy a memorial litia was served for <a href="http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/rocoranzclergy.html#SECTION_252">Mitred Archpriests Michael Li</a> and <a href="http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/rocoranzclergy.html#SECTION_251">Michael Klebansky</a>, long-serving priests of our Diocese who both departed this life on 12 May 2016.&nbsp;&nbsp; It being Mothers&rsquo; Day, our Head Sister Anna Morhun then presented Matushka Marie with flowers, after which &ldquo;Many Years&rdquo; was sung for all the mothers of our parish.</span></p> Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church http://stnicholaswallsend.org.au/news_170514_1.html