On Monday 6 May and Tuesday 7 May we had services for the second Tuesday of Pascha, “Radonitsa” - the day of rejoicing. In the practice of the Russian Orthodox Church, this is the first day after Pascha on which services for the departed are customarily offered. Matins was served on Monday evening and Divine Liturgy was served on Tuesday morning. Immediately following Divine Liturgy a general panikhida was served in church, at which all of the departed clergy of the Australian-New Zealand Diocese were mentioned by name, together with our departed parishioners, family members and friends. Prayers were also offered for those who perished in the aircraft fire in Moscow on 5 May 2019. Graveside litias were then served in Wallsend, Sandgate and East Maitland cemeteries.