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 (Autumn 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 Detailed Map
Priest James Carles, Deacon Martin Naef, the Parish Council, the Choir, the Sisterhood and the parishioners of the church of Saint Panteleimon in Gosford congratulate His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, His Grace Bishop George, the reverend clergy and monastics and all the faithful of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand with the radiant feast of the Resurrection of Christ and wish everyone good health, peace and spiritual well-being.
Useful information about when weddings can be celebrated, together with a list of available dates in 2016 and 2017 - 19/04/2016
In conjunction with Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Wallsend, our parish has developed and published a list of Sundays and Fridays on which weddings can be celebrated in 2016, together with an explanation of the reasons why weddings cannot be celebrated on certain days and dates and during certain seasons. A list of Sundays and Fridays in 2017 on which weddings can be celebrated has now been added. This information, which can be accessed either here or via our ‘Needs’ page under ‘Weddings’, has been prepared to help our parishioners and friends when planning weddings in parishes of the Australian-New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Should anyone have any questions about this information, please contact us.
Services on 16-17 April, the Fifth Sunday in Great Lent - 17/04/2016
On Saturday 16 April and Sunday 17 April we had services for the Fifth Sunday in Great Lent, the day of commemoration of Saint Mary of Egypt. Matins was served on Sunday evening and Divine Liturgy was served on Sunday morning. It being the fortieth anniversary of the repose of the ever-memorable Archbishop Sava (Raevsky) (1892-1976), the Ruling Bishop of our Diocese from 1955-1969, he was commemorated at the Great Entrance. Receiving Holy Communion for the first time were the newly-baptised handmaidens of God Maria Tuntsova and Lydia Shevchenko. Following Divine Liturgy the parish rector spoke about the life and work of Vladyka Sava before serving a litia for his repose. The rector also asked parishioners and friends to pray for the grievously ill Mitred Archpriest Michael Klebansky, speaking briefly about Father Michael's fifty years of faithful service as a priest in numerous parishes of the Diocese and in the Holy Land.
Services on 2-3 April, the Third Sunday in Great Lent - 03/04/2016
On Saturday 2 April and Sunday 3 April we had services for the Third Sunday in Great Lent, the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross. Matins with the bringing out of the Cross was served on Saturday evening and Divine Liturgy was served on Sunday morning. As Saturday was a day of commemoration of the departed, Matins that evening was preceded by a general memorial service. A great many people were present on Sunday morning, with friends from Newcastle and Sydney joining us for the service. In his sermon the rector spoke of the way in which the veneration of the Cross on this day, the mid-point of the Forty Days of Great Lent, serves to encourage the faithful in spiritual struggle.