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.