Church Services in May

TIMETABLE OF THE CHURCH SERVICES for May 2021

RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH  HOLY TRINITY PARISH

Rector of the church   Very Rev. Igor Filianovski

Address:  4 Park Road, Oakleigh, VIC 3166, Melway Ref 69 H5

Secretary of the parish –Deacon Leonid Mikheichik; Tel: 04 02 554 710

Those who would like to take communion must confess prior to liturgy.  Confession begins at 9.30am.

2 Sunday THE BRIGHT RESURRECTION OF CHRIST Divine Liturgy

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    BRIGHT WEEK  2/05 – 8/05    
7 Friday Friday of Bright Week Divine Liturgy 10.00
8 Saturday Vespers 18.00
9 Sunday

St Thomas Sunday

Remembering the fallen  and those who suffered in War

 

Concert – Zabava

Divine Liturgy

 

Panikhida

10.00

 

12.30

 

13.00

11 Tuesday

Radonitsa

In Memory of the Departed

Divine Liturgy

 

Panikhida

10.00

 

11.30

12 Wednesday Bible Studies On line

19.00

19.30

15 Saturday

St Athanasious Bishop of Alexandria

(Slavonic )

Divine Liturgy 10.00
15 Saturday Vespers 18.00
16 Sunday

Day of the Myrrh Bearing Women

Concert on honour of Victory Day

Divine Liturgy

10.00

12.30

19 Wednesday

Bible Studies

 

On line 19.00
22 Saturday Vespers 18.00
23 Sunday

4th Week of Paskha

Sunday of  the Paralytic

Divine Liturgy 10.00
26 Wednesday Mid-Pentecost Divine Liturgy 10.00
26 Wednesday

Akathist and

Bible Studies

From Church

19.00

19.30

29 Saturday (Liturgy in Ballarat) Divine Liturgy 10.00
29 Saturday Vespers 18.00
30 Sunday

Sunday of the Samaritan Woman

Annual General Meeting

Divine Liturgy

10.00

12.30

Pascha celebration at Holy Trinity Parish

Pascha (Orthodox Easter) at our parish.

2 May 2021

Christ is Risen!

Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)

Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday)

Our traditional pilgrimage to Saint Sava Serbian Monastery Elaine.

On Saturday 24 April, Lazarus Saturday, we had our traditional pilgrimage to Saint Sava Serbian Monastery Elaine..

The service was lead by Bishop Siluan (Serbian Orthodox Church) .

Service Schedule for April

TIMETABLE OF THE CHURCH SERVICES for April 2021

Printable version: April 2021.pdf

Those who would like to take communion must confess prior to liturgy.  Confession begins at 9.30am.

2 Friday Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts 10.00
3 Saturday St Theophylactus, Bishop of Nicomedia Divine Liturgy 10.00
Commemoration of the Daparted Panikhida 11.30
3 Saturday Vespers 18.00
4 Sunday 3rd Sunday of Lent. Veneration of the Precious Cross. Divine Liturgy 10.00
6 Tuesday Vespers 19.00
7 Wednesday The Annunciation Divine Liturgy 10.00
7 Wednesdy Akathist 19.00
Bible Studies filmed from church
10 Saturday Vespers 18.00
11 Sunday

4th Sunday of Lent

Venerable John Climacus

Divine Liturgy 10.00
14 Wednesday

Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete

(Life of St Mary of Egypt)

Evening service 19.00
16 Friday Mother of God Akathist 19.00
17 Saturday Venerable Zosima,, Venerable Mary of Egypt (Slavonic) Divine Liturgy 10.00
17 Saturday Vespers 18.00
18 Sunday 5th Sunday of Lent. Venerable Mary of Egypt Divine Liturgy 10.00
21 Wednesday Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts 10.00
21 Wednesday Bible Studies (online) 19.00
22 Thursday GENERAL UNCTION Evening service 19.00
23 Friday Pilgrimage to Elaine Serbian Monastery Evening service in monastery 18.00
24 Saturday

Lazarus Saturday

Liturgy in Elaine Serbian Monastery

Divine Liturgy in monastery 10.00
24 Saturday Vespers 18.00
25 Sunday

Entrance of our Lord int Jerusalem

PALM SUNDAY

Fish allowed

Divine Liturgy 10.00
26 Monday

Passion Week

GREAT MONDAY

Matina 19.00
27 Tuesday GREAT TUESDAY Matina 19.00
28 Wednesday

GREAT WEDNESDAY

Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts

10.00

 

28 Wednesday GREAT WEDNESDAY Matins 19.00
29 Thursday

GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY

Commemoration of the Mystical Supper

 Reading of the Twelve Gospels

Divine Liturgy

 

Matins

10.00

 

19.00

30 Friday

GREAT FRIDAY

Commemoration of the Holy and Salvific Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Strict fast

Evening service

16.00

18.00

1

May

Saturday GREAT SATURDAY Divine Liturgy 09.00

1

May

Saturday

GREAT SATURDAY

Reading of the Actis of the Apostles Midnight Office followed by Paschal Matins

Procession

22.30

23.15

23.50

2

May

Sunday

The Pascha of the Lord

THE BRIGHT RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

Divine Liturgy

 

 MIDNIGHT
Bright Week   2/05 8/05

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters!

 Kulich and other paschal foods will be blessed on

  1. Great Saturday 1st May during the day between 12.00 – 12.30
  2. Great Saturday 1st May in the evening at 9.30 pm
  3. Following the Paschal Service 2nd May between 2 – 2.2.30 am

 

Service schedule March 2021

TIMETABLE OF THE CHURCH SERVICES for March 2021

March 2021 Printable Version (PDF)…

Those who would like to take communion must confess prior to liturgy.  Confession begins at 9.30am.

3 Wednesday

Akathist

Bible Study

Online from church

19.00

19.30

6 Saturday Memorial Saturday; Commemoration of the Departed   Panikhida after service (Slavonic Liturgy) Divine Liturgy

10.00

 

6 Saturday Vespers 18.00
7 Sunday

Meatfare Sunday (Sunday of the Dread Judgement)

Last day to eat meat.

Divine Liturgy 10.00
Cheesefare  Week – Maslenitsa – no meat products  (7/03- 13/03)
10 Wednesday  Bible Study     Online 19.00
13     Vespers
14 Sunday

Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness Sunday) Commemoration of the Expulsion of Adam from Paradise

 

Divine Liturgy 10.00
15 Monday

Holy and Great Lent

Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete

Evening Service 19.00
16 Tuesday Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete Evening Service 19.00
17 Wednesday Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete Evening Service 19.00
18 Thursday Great Canon of St Andrew of Crete Evening Service 19.00
19 Friday Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts 10.00
20 Saturday

St Theodore

(Slavonic Liturgy)

Divine Liturgy 10.00
20 Saturday Vespers 18.00
21 Sunday

First Sunday of Lent.

Triumph of Orthodoxy

Divine Liturgy 10.00
24 Wednesday Liturgy of Pre-Sanctified Gifts 10.00
24 Wednesday

Akathist (Suffering of Christ)

Bible Study

Online from Church

19.00

19.30

27 Saturday

(Liturgy in Ballarat)

Sst Theodore Icon of the Mother of God of Kostroma

Divine Liturgy 10.00
27 Saturday Vespers 18.00
28 Sunday Second Sunday of Lent & St Gregory Palamas. Divine Litrugy 10.00
31 Wednesday Bible Study     Online 19.00

6 / 19 January —The Theophany

6 / 19 January —The Theophany of Our Lord, God, & Saviour Jesus Christ (Baptism of the Lord)

Icon of Theophany

Troparion of the Theophany tone 1: When Thou wast baptized in the river Jordan, O Lord/ the worship of the Trinity made its appearance./ For the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee / when He called Thee His Beloved Son./ And the Spirit in the form of a Dove confirmed the truth of the word./ O Christ our God, Who hast appeared and hast enlightened the world./ Glory to Thee!

Kontakion of the Feast of The Theophany tone 4: Thou hast appeared today to the world,/ and Thy light O Lord, has been signed upon us/ who with full knowledge sing to Thee./ Thou hast come, Thou hast appeared,/ O unapproachable light.TODAY THE nature of the waters is sanctified.

Today the Son of God is baptised in the waters of Jordan, having no need Himself of cleansing, but in order to cleanse the sinful human race from defilement. Now the heavens open and the voice of God the Father is heard: This is My beloved Son. The Holy Spirit descends upon the Saviour of the world, Who stands in the Jordan, thereby confirming that this indeed is He Who is the incarnate Son of God. The Holy Trinity is clearly made manifest and is revealed to mankind. The waters of the Jordan are sanctified, and together with them all the waters of creation, the very nature of water. Water is given power to cleanse not only the body, but also man’s whole soul, and to regenerate the whole man unto a new life through Baptism. Through water all of nature is cleansed, for out of water the world was made, and moisture penetrates everywhere, giving life to everything else in nature. Without moisture neither animals nor plants can live; moisture penetrates into rocks, into every place in the world. The waters are sanctified and through them the whole world, in preparation for renewal and regeneration for God’s eternal Kingdom which is to come.Every year on this day the glory of God is revealed, renewing and confirming what was accomplished at Christ’s Baptism. Again the heavens are opened; again the Holy Spirit descends. We do not see this with our bodily eyes, but we sense its power. At the rite of blessing, the waters which are thereby sanctified are transformed; they become incorruptible and retain their freshness for many years. Everyone can see this—both believers and unbelievers, both the wise and the ignorant. Whence do the waters acquire this property? It is the action of the Holy Spirit.Those who with faith drinkthese waters and anoint themselves with them receive relief and healing from spiritual and bodily infirmities. Homes are sanctified by these waters, the power of demons is expelled, God’s blessing is brought down upon all that is sprinkled with these waters. Through the sanctifying of the waters God’s blessing is again imparted to the whole world, cleansing it from the sins we have committed and guarding it from the machinations of the devil.Today the Holy Spirit, descending upon the waters when the Cross of Christ is immersed into them, descends upon all of nature. Only into man He cannot enter without his will. Let us open our hearts and souls to receive Him and with faith cryfrom the depth of our souls: “Great art Thou, O Lord, and marvellous are Thy works, and there is no word which sufficeth to hymn Thy wonders.

“Man of God, St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco, p.163

Services in January

TIMETABLE OF THE CHURCH SERVICES for January 2021

January 2020 .PDF

Those who would like to take communion must confess prior to liturgy.  Confession begins at 9.30am.

2 Saturday Slavonic Liturgy Divine Liturgy 10.00
2 Saturday Vespers 18.00
3 Sunday 30th Sunday after Pentecost Divine Liturgy 10.00
6 Wednesday Christmas Eve

Divine Liturgy

 

Evening Service

Vespers

10.00

 

 

22.00

7 Thursday NATIVITY OF OUR SAVIOUR LORD JESUS CHRIST Divine Liturgy

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    Sviatki 7/01 tо 18/01    
8 Friday Synaxis of the Theotokos Divine Liturgy

10.00

 

9 Saturday Vespers 18.00
10 Sunday

31st Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday after Nativity.

 

Parish Picnic

Divine Liturgy

10.00

 

12.30

13 Wednesday Bible studies online 19.00
14 Thursday

Circumcision of the Lord

 

Divine Liturgy 10.00
16 Saturday

Ssaturday before Thophany

Slavonic Liturgy

Divine Liturgy 10.00
16 Saturday Vespers 18.00
17 Sunday

32nd Sunday after Pentecost

synaxix of the Seventy Holy Apostles

Divine Liturgy 10.00
18 Mondy

EVE OF THEOPHANY

(Great Blessing of the Waters)  Fasting Day

Divine Liturgy 10.00
18 Monday Vespers 19.00
19 Tuesday

FEAST OF THE THEOPHANY

(Great Blessing of the Waters) 

Divine Liturgy 10.00
20 Wednesday Bible studies online 19.00
23 Saturday (Liturgy served in Ballarat) Divine Liturgy 10.00
23 Saturday Vespers 18.00
24 Sunday

33rd Sunday after Pentecost

Moleben served at start of new school year

Divine Liturgy

10.00

12.30

27 Wednesday Bible studies online 19.00
30 Saturday Vespers 18.00
31 Sunday 34th Sunday after Pentecost Divine Liturgy 10.00

25 December / 7 January — The Nativity

The Nativity according to the Flesh of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Chris

icon of NativityTropar of the Nativity according to the Flesh of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Tone 4): Thy Nativity, O Christ our God, hath shined upon the world the light of knowledge; for thereby, they that worshipped the stars were taught by a star to worship Thee, the Sun of Righteousness, and to know Thee, the Dayspring from on high. O Lord, glory be to Thee.

Kondak of the Nativity according to the Flesh of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ (Tone 3): Today the Virgin giveth birth to Him Who is transcendent in essence; and the earth offereth a cave to Him Who is unapproachable. Angels with shepherds give glory; with a star the Magi do journey; for our sake a young Child is born, Who is pre-eternal God.

 

‘And when the fullness of time was come, God sent His only-begotten Son’ (Gal. 4:4), to save the human race. And when the ninth month had come after the archangel Gabriel appeared to themost holy Virgin in Nazareth, saying: ‘Hail, thou that art highly favoured… thou shalt conceive and bear a son’—at that time a decree went forth from Caesar Augustus that all the inhabitants of the Roman Empire be taxed. In accordance with this decree, everyone had to go to his own town and there be inscribed. Therefore righteous Joseph came with the most holy Virgin to Bethlehem, the city of David, for they were both of the royal House of David. But, there being a great many people in that small city for the census, Joseph and Mary could not find a lodging in any house, and found shelter in a cave which the shepherds used as a sheepfold. In this cave the most holy Virgin gave birth to the Saviour of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ. Bearing Him without pain, as He was conceived without sin of the Holy Spirit and not of man, she herself wrapped Him in swaddling bands, worshipped Him as God and laid Him in a manger. Then righteous Joseph drew near and worshipped Him as the divine Fruit of a virgin womb. Then the shepherds came in from the fields, directed by an angel of God, and worshipped Him as Messiah and Saviour. The shepherds had heard a multitude of angels singing: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill among men’ (Luke 2:14). At that time there also came wise men from the East, led by a wonderful star, bearing their gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh, and worshipped Him as King of kings, offering Him their gifts (Matt. 2:11). Thus He came into the world Whose coming had been foretold by the prophets and Who was born in the way that they had prophesied: of the most holy Virgin, in the city of Bethlehem, of the lineage of David according to the flesh, at the time when there was no longer in Jerusalem a king of the tribe of Judah, but Herod the stranger was on the throne. After many types and prefigurings, messengers and heralds, prophets and righteous men, wise men and kings, finally He appeared, the Lord of the world and King of kings, to perform the work of the salvation of mankind that could not be performed by His servants. May His be eternal glory and praise! Amen.

Services in December 2020

TIMETABLE OF THE CHURCH SERVICES for December 2020

Those who would like to take communion must confess prior to liturgy.  Confession begins at 9.30am.

December 2020 PDF version….

2 Wednesday Bible Studies (online)         19.00
3 Thursday Vespers 18.30
4 Friday Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple Divine Liturgy

10.00

 

5 Saturday

 St Filaret Metropolitan of Moscow

(Slavonic)

Divine Liturgy

10.00

 

5 Saturday Vespers 18.00
6 Sunday

26th Sunday after Pentecost

Great Prince Alexander Nevsky

Divine Liturgy

10.00

 

9 Wednesday Bible Studies (online)         19.00
12 Saturday Vespers 18.00
13 Sunday

27th Sunday after Pentecost

Holy Apostle Andrew the First Called

Divine Liturgy 10.00
16 Wednesday Bible Studies (online)         19.00
19 Saturday St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, archbishop of Myra in Lycia (ca. 345). Divine Liturgy 10.00
19 Saturday   Vespers 18.00
20 Sunday

28th Sunday after Pentecost

Venerable Anthony, abbot of Siya Monastery.

Divine Liturgy 10.00
23 Wednesday Bible Studies (online)         19.00
24 Thursday

EVE OF THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST

Gregorian Calendar

Vespers 18.00
25 Friday

NATIVITY OF CHRIST

Gregorian Calendar

Divine Liturgy 10.00
26 Saturday   Vespers 18.00
27 Sunday

29th Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday of the Holy Forefathers

Divine Litury

10.00

 

30 Wednesday Bible Studies (online)         19.00
31 Thursday NEW YEAR MOLEBEN 19.00