Services during the Third Week of Great Lent
On Tuesday-Wednesday 22-23 March our parish clergy participated in the Great Lenten Pastoral Conference of the Australian-New Zealand Diocese. As part of the proceedings, Divine Liturgy was served at the Saints Peter and Paul Diocesan Cathedral, Strathfield, on the morning of Wednesday 23 March, with Bishop George of Canberra presiding and 37 priests and deacons of our Diocese concelebrating. During Divine Liturgy both Father James and Father Martin received ecclesiastical awards in recognition of their service to the Holy Orthodox Church. On Wednesday evening Great Compline was served in our own parish, and on the evening of Sunday 27 March we had Vespers with the Third Passia. At the Passia, chapters 22 and 23 of Saint Luke’s Gospel were read in English.