On Thursday 27 August and Friday 28 August we will have services for the Great Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. All-night Vigil with the blessing of wheat, wine, oil and five loaves will be served at 6.00pm on Thursday and Divine Liturgy will be served at 9.00am on Friday. On this day it will be 71 years since the first Russian Orthodox services in the Hunter Valley, served in the Anglican Chapel at the Greta Migrant Camp just nine days after the arrival in Newcastle from Europe of Archpriest John Lupish and his family. Provided that numbers do not exceed 30, attendance at the Thursday evening service is open to all who wish to attend. Those wishing to attend Divine Liturgy on Friday should register by emailing email@example.com. The NSW Department of Health recommendation that face masks be worn in places of religious worship should be noted.