For Pokrov this Saturday 14 October we are expecting 600+ people at the Hierarchal Liturgy and are then catering for 600 people at the Fontana Amorosa Reception Centre in Liverpool. Parking is limited and we are hiring 3 large coach buses (50 seats) and the RRA is providing one 20 seat mini bus. Each bus will do 2 trips which allows us to move 340 people from the Church to the venue. The movement of people involves:
1130h – 3 coach buses arrive at Church. 2 buses will reverse onto the paved driveway and 1 bus will be parked on John Street (opposite side of Church)
1145h – 3 coach buses leave with 150 people (possibly during procession)
1200h – RRA mini bus arrives and takes 20 people.
1215h – 3 coach buses return and pick up 150 people from the other side of John Street
1230h – RRA mini bus returns and takes 20 people.
At the conclusion of lunch:
1500h – 3 coach buses take 150 people to Cabramatta Church
1530h – 3 coach buses take 150 people to Cabramatta Church
The RRA bus will make 2 pick ups of 20 people in the time frame of 1500 – 1545h and take to Cabramatta Church.
All drop offs will be on the other side of John Street.
In the carpark of the Greek Church there will be about 30 available spaces. Once these fill up, it will be necessary to find on street parking
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the first service in the new Church building at Cabramatta and as such it will be celebrated on the Parish Feastday of Pokrov on Saturday 14 October. There will be a Liturgy at 9am with several Bishops serving and lunch will be at the Fontana Amorosa Reception Centre in Liverpool (29 Forbes Street). Seating is at round tables of 12 with tickets costing $20 each and entry for children (15 and under) is $10. Note that children will be allocated to a room in St Raphael’s School. 30 of the 40 available tables have already been booked by Cabramatta parishioners with tables allocated to other Sydney parishes as well. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
As parking is limited at the function venue, there will be buses that will shuttle guests from Cabramatta Church to the venue and then back again after lunch. Please note that buses will only be able to move about half the guests and preference of seats on buses will be given to the elderly.
A poster is available in:
Vera Paramonov 0434 426 337
Mark Ganin 0409 178 536
A timetable of services for August, September and October 2017 is now available in:
A concert of Orthodox choral music will be conducted in the Cabramatta Church at 3pm on Sunday 17 September. A poster with more details is available in:
The $200 raffle was drawn at the fundraising dinner on Sunday 28 May and the results are:
$15,000 Alice Nasr (Sydney)
$2,000 Wayne Freeman (Sydney)
$1,000 Nick Kirpichnikov (Sydney
$1,000 Alexander Mirkovitch (Gold Coast)
$1,000 Victor Lapardin (Gold Coast)
Victor Lapardin is donating all proceeds to the St Xenia Parish on the Gold Coast.
The bookstore at the Protection of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church in Cabramatta carries an large array of books in Russian and English on spiritual topics plus liturgical books in Church Slavonic and English. In addition a variety of other items including icons, incense, baptismal crosses, babushka dolls, church puzzles and jewellery boxes.
The Bookstore is open after the Divine Liturgy every Sunday, on Great Feasts of the Church or by appointment – tel. 0410 717 210
Вечером 17 апреля 2013 года, в канун четверга 5-й седмицы Великого поста, Святейший Патриарх Кирилл совершил утреню с чтением Великого покаянного канона преподобного Андрея Критского и жития преподобной Марии Египетской в кафедральном соборном Храме Христа Спасителя в Москве.