On Wednesday 21 June we learned with sadness of the repose, in Brisbane, of Alexander Sergeevich Momot, a former parishioner and long-term resident of the Central Coast. Raised in Harbin, China, and blind from infancy, Alexander was well-known in the wider Russian community. His funeral will be held in our church in West Gosford at 11.00am on Friday 30 June, after which he will be laid to rest at Point Clare Cemetery. We offer heartfelt condolences to his widow, Valerie, and to their family. May his memory be eternal!