With the current lock-down extended , candles can now be ordered to be put up in Church. We had this during the lock down during Great Lent 2020 and this will be possible for the Liturgy services on during the lockdown.
Candles are $2, $4 and $6. Prosphora cannot be ordered as, with the stay at home order, there is no way for people to collect them. Place you candle order via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of each type of candle and for which service. Payment is via bank transfer to:
- BSB 032378
- Account 800399
- Name Russian Orthodox Church
- Reference: Surname candles
It is also possible to add names for commemoration that will be read during the service.
An updated schedule of Church services covering July and August 2021 is available in:
Please note that our remains Church CLOSED and live streaming of services will continue this week.
Keep watching the news to see when restrictions will lift. Church services may be viewed via our YouTube channel – Cabramatta Church – YouTube
Please note that the Church is now open to a maximum of 65 people. Bookings are not required for any service. On larger occasions the Church Hall can be used where up to 50 more people can gather to watch a live stream of the service inside the Church. People in the hall will be able to purchase candles, order prosphora and go to Holy Communion. It is necessary to register upon entering the Church (name and phone number). This is a Government requirement and a condition of our Church being open.
People attending a religious service at a place of public worship will be required to provide their name and contact details when they enter so that they can be used for contact tracing.
Because of the corona virus pandemic, ALL scripture lessons programmed for 2020 have been indefinitely postponed. Updates will be provided once the pandemic clears and the Church has been opened and allowed to serve at full capacity.
The Russian Orthodox Church in Cabramatta is a popular venue to conduct weddings, Christenings, Baptisms and funerals. Often people ask Fr Boris and/or the staff at the candle stands how much it costs to hire the Church.
A standardised schedule of services fees has been created in English to help people plan their day.
Bookings are made with the Priest and Fr Boris can be reached on 02 4625 7743
On Sunday 8 July an Information Session was held in the Church Hall to discuss a possible land deal with the Russian Relief Association (RRA) of St Sergius of Radonezh. All the relevant documents are available as:
Agenda that was released in the days before the meeting
Minutes of the Information Session
Annex A Proposed development for the RRA as displayed by Nick Ostin
Annex B Petition signed by the ILU residents as tabled by Alex Jones
Annex C Option D presentation from Nicholas Rotenko
The next step is that the Board of Directors of the RRA will discuss these Minutes and Annexes at the next board meeting. The Church Parish Council will then wait for a new offer(s) from the RRA. A meeting will then be called to discuss the new offers and to plan the way ahead. Updates will be published on this website.
There are new parking restrictions in place from now until Pokrov: there is no parking for anyone under any circumstances on the southern grassed area (between Church and toilet block). Even if there are no steel bollards and a steel fence to block your way, go park somewhere else. Let’s preserve the new grass and give the kids an area to play on rather than ruin it with car tyres and create another dust bowl. Reminder that there is no parking on the asphalt during business hours. We still have 2000m2 of available parking at the block of land that fronts onto 291 Cabramatta Road.
Information regarding a possible sale of land / swap of land can be viewed in this Information Circular.
A Russian version is also now available.
This document is designed to inform Parish members of what has happened to date, inform them of the options available, get them talking about the matter and get them to come to the Information Session.
As a follow up to the Information Circular, there will be an Information Session on Sunday 8 July in the Church hall.
We are currently seeing many new applications for Parish membership and a membership form is now available.
The second Sunday after Easter acknowledges the Myrrh Bearing Women and is traditionally the day when the Parish Sisterhood is recognised for their hard work.
A video can be seen of festivities on Sunday 22 April 2018.
During Holy Week there are many services. Parishioners are now able to access readings in English for two of the services:
12 Passion Gospels on the evening of Holy and Great Thursday
15 Old Testament readings during the morning of Holy and Great Saturday
Print outs will be available at the Services and it is requested that they be returned to the candle stand.