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Welcome to our parish!

Saint Panteleimon's is an Orthodox Christian parish of Russian tradition serving the New South Wales Central Coast and the northern suburbs of Sydney.  We are a parish of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia, a self-governing part of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Established in 2000, our parish is one of the newest in our Diocese.  Download an English-language copy of our current Schedule of Services in PDF format here.  A Russian-language copy of the current Schedule of Services can be downloaded here.

Saint Panteleimon Russian Orthodox Church
4/7 Comserv Close; WEST GOSFORD, NSW 2256 Australia
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Forthcoming services and activities
Our next services: 5-6 September, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Our next weekend services will be on Saturday 5 September and Sunday 6 September, the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the day of commemoration of Hieromartyr Eutychius, disciple of the Holy Apostle John the Theologian (1st C.).  There will be no services in Gosford on the weekend of 29-30 August as our parish priest will be visiting the Holy Dormition parish in Wollongong to participate in feast-day celebrations there.

Parish Life
Appeal for assistance in purchasing property for a permanent church in Gosford - 19/07/2015

Saint Panteleimon Russian Orthodox Church was formed by a small group of people living on the NSW Central Coast.  The first services were held in November 2000, and by the end of 2003 our community had grown sufficiently to purchase premises in West Gosford for a parish centre.  There, as many know, our parish has established a small temporary church and hall and a vibrant parish life that includes a regular pattern of divine services and social activities.  A loan of $125,000 obtained in 2003 to purchase these premises was paid off in full in 2008, some 9 years early, and our parish has since saved a further $60,000 in its “Future Fund”.


During the course of 2014 our parish celebrated ten years of parish life in West Gosford.  Looking back over all that has been achieved since November 2000 and giving thanks to God, we nevertheless continue to plan for the future, hoping in time to construct a permanent church in traditional Russian Orthodox style.  The first step towards this is the acquisition of a suitable block of land, something likely to cost around $400,000.  It is with this first step in mind and with the blessing of the Diocesan authorities that our parish now turns to the faithful of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia and to all our friends, seeking assistance. 


Our Parish Council has resolved to set aside $40,000 from the “Future Fund” for the purpose of property acquisition, ten per cent of the required amount.  Families within the parish have already pledged contributions of $1000.  If 400 families or individuals across the Diocese could be found to contribute such an amount our goal would soon be reached, and the next important step in the life of our parish could be taken. 


Dear brothers and sisters in Christ!  Please give prayerful consideration to our appeal, and help us bring this project to fruition.  Any help that you can give, whether great or small, will be most welcome.  We assure all those who assist our parish of our prayers for their health and salvation.  May the Lord bless you!


For more information, please contact us.  A Russian-language version of this appeal is available here.  Donations can be made in person at church, by direct deposit to our building fund account, Westpac 032-523 28-9049, or by using the Paypal "donate" icon on the left-land side of this page.

Services on 18-19 July, the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost - 19/07/2015

On Saturday 18 July and Sunday 19 July we had services for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of Venerable Sisoёs the Great (+429 AD).   Following the evening service on Saturday the prayers of blessing were read over a recently-received shipment of candles for church use.  On Sunday morning we were joined by friends from Newcastle and Sydney.  In his sermon the parish rector spoke about the purpose and content of Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans, readings from which are appointed on the first nine Sundays after Pentecost, focusing particularly on the pattern for Christian living briefly set out in the reading for the day (Romans 15: 1-7): bearing with the weak rather than pleasing ourselves, deriving encouragement and hope from the Holy Scriptures, and living in harmony and oneness of mind.

Services on 4-5 July, the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - 05/07/2015

On Saturday 4 July and Sunday 5 July we had services for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of the Hieromartyr Eusebius of Samosata (+380).  Following the Prayer before the Amvon, the parish rector blessed a number of items recently acquired of episcopal services: a set of dikiri and trikiri and five “eagle-rugs” («орлецы»).  After the service a pannikhida was served for Victor Majetny, one of our original parishioners, it being the fifth anniversary of his repose.  May God grant him rest!

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