On Saturday 12 October and Sunday 13 October we had services for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of Hieromartyr Gregory, enlightener of Greater Armenia (+c.335). Matins was served on Saturday evening and Divine Liturgy was served on Sunday morning. In anticipation of the feast of the Protection of the Mother of God, the patronal feast of the first Orthodox church in the Hunter Valley, Divine Liturgy on Sunday was preceded by a blessing of water and followed by a moleben to the Mother of God with a procession around the church. At the end of the moleben Many Years was sung for Matushka Marie, who had celebrated her name-day on the previous day. Following the service the 2019 Annual General Meeting of our parish was convened.