UPDATED 8 August 2020: On Saturday 8 August and Sunday 9 August we will have services for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of Great Martyr Panteleimon (+305 AD), the heavenly patron of our parish. On this day, the Russian Orthodox Church Outide Russia will also celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the glorification of Saint Herman of Alaska. On Saturday, all-night vigil with the blessing of wheat, wine, oil and five loaves will be served at 6.00pm. On Sunday, the lesser blessing of water will be served at 8.00am and will be followed by Divine Liturgy and a moleben to Saint Panteleimon. Although this is our parish feast-day, attendance at Divine Liturgy on Sunday is by invitation only. Provided that numbers do not exceed 30, attendance at the Saturday evening service is open to all who wish to attend. The NSW Department of Health recommendation that face masks be worn in places of religious worship should be noted.