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Metropolitan Hilarion Officiates at Feast-Day in Cannes

CANNES: November 24, 2011
Metropolitan Hilarion Officiates at Feast-Day Celebrations at Archangel Michael Church in Cannes

From the Synod website

On Monday, November 21, 2011, the feast day of Archangel Michael and the Bodiless Heavenly Hosts, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, celebrated Divine Liturgy at Archangel Michael Church in Cannes, France. He was joined in the service by Archimandrite Ieronim (Shurygin); Archimandrite Vasily (Pasquiet); Protopriest Leonid Kalinin; Priest Jean Gautier; Priest Alexander Korzhenevsky; Priest Anthony Odaisky, along with Deacon Eugene Kallaur. The choir sang joyously under the direction of Protopriest Michael Boikov, the Parish Rector, who is the official representative of the First Hierarch at the church.

At the end of the service, His Eminence delivered a sermon, then headed a moleben with a procession of the cross around the church. Before the veneration of the cross, His Eminence congratulated the parish rector on his namesday, wishing him strength, health and abundant mercies from the Lord in his service in this historic church. In memory of this day, Vladyka Hilarion gave Fr Michael an ancient icon depicting this feast day.

At the trapeza, organized by the parish sisterhood in the church yard, the Primate of the Church Abroad continued to spend time with the clergymen and parishioners in a friendly atmosphere.

The following day, having once again venerated the holy relics of Archangel Michael Church and the graves of Russian Orthodox Christians, His Eminence and his delegation departed for New York.

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Запись богослужения в день 65-летия Патриарха

Москва, 20 ноября 2011 года. Богослужение возглавили Святейший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси Кирилл, Святейший и Блаженнейший Католикос-Патриарх всея Грузии Илия II, Блаженнейший Митрополит Варшавский и всей Польши Савва и Блаженнейший Митрополит Чешских земель и Словакии Христофор в сослужении архипастырей и духовенства Поместных Православных Церквей.

Moscow, 20 November 2011. Worship led by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill, His Holiness and Beatitude, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II, Metropolitan of Warsaw and All Poland Sawa and Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, along with Christopher in the bishops and clergy of the local Orthodox Churches.

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Video from Kursk-Root Icon visit last Saturday

On Saturday 5 November 2011 the Holy Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God was brought to the Protection of the Holy Virgin parish in Cabramatta.

The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad together with the rector Archpriest Boris Ignatievsky, Deacon Ivan Bots and visiting clergy. His Grace Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada was also present.

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Проповедь в день иконы «Всех скорбящих Радость»

Москва, 6 ноября 2011 года. В неделю 21-ю по Пятидесятнице и праздник иконы Божией Матери «Всех скорбящих Радость» Святейший Патриарх Кирилл совершил Божественную литургию в храме в честь иконы Божией Матери «Всех скорбящих Радость» на Большой Ордынке. За Литургией Предстоятель Русской Церкви возглавил хиротонию архимандрита Гурия (Федорова) во епископа Арсеньевского и Дальнегорского.

Moscow, 6 November 2011. In the week 21 th Sunday after Pentecost and the feast of Our Lady “All who Sorrow” His Holiness Patriarch Kirill celebrates Divine Liturgy at the church of the Mother of God “All who Sorrow” in Bolshaya Ordynka. During the Liturgy the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church led the consecration of Archimandrite Gury (Fedorov), Bishop Arsenyev and Dalnegorsk.

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Kursk-Root Icon at Holy Protection Church Cabramatta

From the Diocese website

On Saturday 5 November 2011 the Holy Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God was brought to the Protection of the Holy Virgin parish in Cabramatta.

The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad together with the rector Archpriest Boris Ignatievsky, Deacon Ivan Bots and visiting clergy. His Grace Archbishop Gabriel of Montreal and Canada was also present.

At the appointed time His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion ordained to the Holy Diaconate Sub-deacon Andrew Morgan to serve at the Protection parish.

In the afternoon the Holy Kursk-Root icon left Sydney to travel to the parishes of other states, firstly to the Dormition Church in Dandenong and then to the Joy of All Who Sorrow Church in Geelong for its Parish Feast Day on Sunday 24 October/6 November 2011.

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Second Episcopal Assembly

Communique of the Second Episcopal Assembly of all canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

from the Diocese website

The members of the 2nd Episcopal Assembly of all canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed once again the opportunity to meet in Sydney from October 16-17, 2011, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia.

The Assembly commenced with prayer at the central offices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, Redfern.

Present were: His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Ecumenical Patriarchate – Australia), His Eminence Metropolitan Paul (Antiochian Patriarchate), His Grace Bishop Irinej (Serbian Church), His Grace Bishop Mihail (Romanian Church), His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios (Ecumenical Patriarchate – New Zealand), His Grace Bishop Ezekiel (Assistant Bishop), His Grace Bishop Seraphim (Assistant Bishop), His Grace Bishop Nikandros (Assistant Bishop), His Grace Bishop Iakovos (Assistant Bishop), the Very Rev. Father Michael Protopopov (representing His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church) who read a letter of greeting from His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion) and Rev. Father Michael Smolynec (representing His Eminence Archbishop Ioan of Parnassou of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the Diaspora).

The Bishops continued the work of the first Assembly, held in Sydney in October last year, and heard the Reports of the respective Committees.

It was unanimously agreed:

1. To arrange an annual Synaxis meeting of Clergy of all canonical jurisdictions for the purpose of forming brotherly relations and to have collaboration in carrying out the decisions of the Assembly on a local level;

2. To launch an official website of the Assembly that will inform our faithful of its work and provide a source of information, that would include a catalogue of canonical Clergyand thereby knowledge of schismatic groups;

3. To seek legal opinion with regard to the suggested promulgation of a Statute for the Episcopal Assembly of Oceania;

4. To organise a common celebration to mark the 1,700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan in 2013;

5. To respond formally to the Healthcare Chaplaincy Council of Victoria affirming the position of the canonical Churches in relation to Hospital Chaplaincy, without ignoring the pastoral dimension of ministering to all infirm Orthodox, irrespective of national backgrounds; and

6. To bring together prominent Orthodox theologians, medical doctors, psychologists, ethicists, legal and public policy experts to enable the Hierarchs of Oceania to issue responsible joint statements with regard to the ethical dimensions of proposed Government legislation.

The Assembly received a Report on the draft Act of Parliament for the recognition of all canonical Orthodox Churches in New Zealand, and specifically with regard to the registration of Marriage Celebrants.

Another Report was received from the Committee on Campus Ministry, which met under the co-Chairmanship of His Grace Bishop Irinej and His Grace Bishop Ezekiel, the primary focus of which was to develop Orthodox Chaplaincy in tertiary educational institutions. The Assembly confirmed the proposal of the Committee to appoint His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis to Chair the Committee.

The Assembly reaffirms its unity in our Lord Jesus Christ, and in brotherly love, committing ourselves to work together for the good of the holy Orthodox Church and its children in Australia and throughout Oceania.

Dated 17th October, 2011

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Ecumenical Patriarchate – Australia)

His Eminence Metropolitan Paul (Antiochian Patriarchate)

His Grace Bishop Irinej (Serbian Church)

His Grace Bishop Mihail (Romanian Church)

His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios (Ecumenical Patriarchate – New Zealand)

His Grace Bishop Ezekiel (Assistant Bishop)

His Grace Bishop Seraphim (Assistant Bishop)

His Grace Bishop Nikandros (Assistant Bishop)

His Grace Bishop Iakovos (Assistant Bishop)

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Проповедь после освящения храма в Троице-Лыково

Москва, 30 октября 2011 года. В воскресенье днем по окончании Божественной литургии Святейший Патриарх Кирилл посетил храм Живоначальной Троицы и православную гимназию при Успенском храме в Троице-Лыково.

Moscow, 30 October 2011. On Sunday afternoon at the end of Divine Liturgy, His Holiness visited the temple of the Holy Trinity Orthodox School and the Assumption Church  Trinity-Lykovo.