Please note that the Church is now open to a maximum of 65 people. Bookings are again required for any Sunday Liturgy and major feastday services. On larger occasions the Church Hall can be used where 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.
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
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.
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 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