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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 (Winter 2016) 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: 30-31 July, the Sunday of the Fathers of the Six Ecumenical Councils

Our next services will be Matins at 6.00pm on Saturday 30 July and Divine Liturgy at 9.00am on Sunday 31 July, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost and the day of commemoration of the Fathers of the first six Ecumenical Councils: Nicaea in 325, Constantinople I in 381, Ephesus in 431, Chalcedon in 451, Constantinople II in 553, and Constantinople III in 691.

Parish Life
Services on 16-17 July, the commemoration of the Holy Royal Martyrs of Russia - 17/07/2016

On Saturday 16 July and Sunday 17 July we had services for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of the Holy Royal Martyrs and Passionbearers of Russia, the ninety-eighth anniversary of whose martyrdom it was on this day.  At Divine Liturgy the appointed Prayer of Repentance was read.  Receving Holy Communion for the first time was the newly-baptised infant Florence (Monika) Yakimov.  In his sermon the rector spoke of the example of steadfastness and faithfulness in the face of tribulation given by the Royal Martyrs and of the importance of their veneration. 

A baptism - Florence Yakimov - 09/07/2016

On Saturday 9 July the parish rector baptised Florence Yakimov, the infant daughter and first child of Alex and Tammy Yakimov.  In baptism Florence was given the name Monica in honour of Venerable Monica, the mother of Blessed Augustine, on whose feast-day she was born.  Her godparents were Gerald Korelin and Amber Hannan.  We warmly congratulate Alex, Tammy, Gerald and Amber, and wish the newly-baptised handmaiden of God many years!

Services on 2-3 July, the Second Sunday after Pentecost and the commemoration of All Saints of Russia - 03/07/2016

On Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July we had services for the Second Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of All Saints of Russia, the memory of whom is customarily celebrated on this day.  At Divine Liturgy the Prayer for the Prosperity of the Russian Church was read.  In his sermon, the parish rector spoke of the multitude of saints of every walk of life who had graced the Russian Land, and of the need to be - like them - faithful in whatever circumstances we find ourselves.  He also spoke of Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco, the great twentieth-century hierarch and wonderworker who had lived and served the Lord outside Russia, and of his example to us in modern times.

Services on 18-19 June, the Great Feast of Pentecost - 19/06/2016

On Saturday 18 June and Sunday 19 June we had services for the Great Feast of Pentecost, the commemoration of the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles.  All-night vigil with the blessing of five loaves, wheat, wine and oil was served on Saturday evening and Divine Liturgy was served on Sunday morning.  On Saturday morning a small group of parishioners gathered to decorate the church with grant-branches in honour of the the Holy Spirit, the Giver of Life.  As the Saturday before Pentecost is a day of commemoration of the departed, a pannikhida was served immediately prior to All-night Vigil on Saturday evening.  Amongst those commemorated were Sophia Kfoury and Tatiana Elgin-Borodin, two much-loved parishioners in whose memory our new icon of the Holy Trinity was painted.  Divine Liturgy on Sunday was followed by Vespers and the customary "kneeling prayers".  During the Sunday services parishioners held beautiful bouquets prepared by our Head Sister, Kate Marcotrigiano.

Services on 4-5 June, the Sunday of the Blind Man - 05/06/2016

On Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June we had services for the Sixth Sunday of Pascha, the Sunday of the Blind Man.  On Sunday the weather on the Central Coast was inclement and the power to our church was cut, leaving us to serve the Hours and the first part of Divine Liturgy in the dark.  At the end of Divine Liturgy a brief moleben was served before an icon of All Saints of Ufa that our rector had brought back with him from a visit to the Diocese of Ufa and Sterlitamak (Bashkortostan, Russia) in October 2015, it having been the feast-day of these saints on Friday 3 June.  Following the service all enjoyed freshly-cooked piroshki prepared by our Ladies Auxiliary.

Church & Community Life
"Brementown Musicians": A musical presentation of the Central Coast Russian School is to be held on Sunday 31 July 2016 - 23/07/2016

At 12.00pm on Sunday 31 July the students, teachers and parents of the Central Coast Russian School will present a musical, "Brementown Muscians", at Woy Woy Public School, Bowden Road, Woy Woy.  Tickets are $20.00 per family.  Information is available in Russian here and in English here.  

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