Services on 1-2 December, the Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
On Sunday 2 December we had Divine Liturgy for the Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost and in honour of Saint Philaret, Metropolitan of Moscow and Kolomna (+1867 AD). As our parish rector was recovering following surgery there was no service on Saturday evening and Priest Michael Storozhev – a cleric of the Saints Peter and Paul Diocesan Cathedral in Strathfield – presided at Divine Liturgy on Sunday. The customary prayers were offered for Orthodox Church unity and for peace in Ukraine. Following Divine Liturgy Father Michael congratulated parish protodeacon Father Martin Naef on his recent name-day (24 November, Saint Martin of Tours) and the choir sang “Many Years”. A light festive meal prepared by the parish Ladies’ Auxiliary was then served in Father Martin’s honour.