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Recent Events at Holy Annunciation

2016: Public Catechism (Foundations in Orthodox Christianity)

‘Foundations in Orthodox Christianity’ was the third course put on under the Faith Education Program of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church. This is a series that taught about all the fundamental teachings of the Orthodox Church, as well as teaching about the spiritual life and the sacraments. While the course is compulsory for all those seeking to

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July 2016: Ordination of Fr Matthew at St Nicholas Cathedral

On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July, 2016, St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Brisbane, welcomed His Grace, George, Bishop of Canberra. With Bp George’s blessing, the All-night Vigil was celebrated. On the Sunday morning, with love and joy, the Dean of the Cathedral and of Queensland, Archpriest Gabriel Makarov, along with the clergy from Holy

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May 2016: Congratulations!

Congratulations to our rector, Fr Alexander Borodin, who on 24 May 2016 was appointed the rector of the Vladimir Icon Russian Orthodox Church, Rocklea. At this time, Fr Alexander also continues to be the rector of Holy Annunciation.  As Fr Alexander will be serving full-time at the Vladimir Icon parish, services will typically be celebrated by our

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May 2016: Funeral of Fr Michael Klebansky

On May 19, 2016, we farewelled our long-serving Dean of Queensland, and our interim rector in 2010, Mitred Archpriest Michael Klebansky.  On May 18, the Parastas service was served.  On May 19, the Divine Liturgy was served at 8am, with the funeral service following.  At the funeral service, Bishop George served, along with 15 priests,

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2016: Holy Week and Pascha

On 1 May, 2016, we celebrated the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord, God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Click here for the photo album from Lazarus Saturday and Palm Sunday. Click here for the photo album from Pascha.  

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April 2016: Remembering Fr Gregory Malisheff

24 April 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the passing of Fr Gregory Malisheff, who was the founding rector of our parish.  We remembered him with a memorial service after the Divine Liturgy. You can read more about Fr Gregory on his biography page.

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April 2016: Patronal Feastday

Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane, was pleased to welcome His Grace, Bishop George of Canberra, to preside at our patronal feastday. On the eve of the feast, after a discussion with some of the youth of our parishes, His Grace arrived at Holy Annunciation. He was greeted by the clergy of our parish, together with

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February & March 2016: Psalms in Services

‘Psalms in Services’ was the second course put on under the Faith Education Program of Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church. It may surprise you to know that, during a normal weekend cycle of services, the services include the reading or singing of about 40 different psalms (without including the Kathisma readings). Where the ‘Ephesians’ course was

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March 2016: Historical Photos

As part of keeping the history of our parish, one of our parish councillors, Olga, embarked on a project to collect photos of our past rectors.  We have been able to post some here. Click here if you wish to view our ‘Historical Photos‘ album on Facebook.

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March 2016: Video Recordings of our Church Choir

In March 2016, we have been able to start showcasing our church choir on YouTube.  Many of the recordings are from our 40th Anniversary Dinner in 2014, and some are from services in the church itself. We have a wonderful choir, led by Greg since 2009, and it is our delight to showcase them here. Special thanks also to

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February 2016: Ephesians Bible Study

In 2016, a new endeavour for Holy Annunciation was the beginning of our Faith Education Program – a program under which a variety of courses would be run through the year. The first such course was on the Epistle of St Paul to the Ephesians. It ran on 4, 11 and 18 February, with Fr

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February 2016: New Cupolas

Last year, there was a severe hail storm, in which our cupolas were destroyed.  On 2 February 2016, at 7am, newly-restored cupolas (‘onion domes’) were blessed by Fr Alexander and then lifted into position. See the photos at our ‘Blessing of the Cupolas’ photo album.

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In order to replace our rotting and breaking windows, we took the initiative of holding a raffle.  There would be a limit of 300 tickets being sold, for $50 each, and the prize would be a cash prize of $5000. Please see the flyer for more information, and contact us ( if you are interested in purchasing

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January 2016: Christmas and Theophany

As has become our tradition, we began the year with an all-parish cleanup on 2 January.  A special thanks to all those who braved the heat and volunteered their time to make our church fit for worship! We took a short video of how our parish looked after the clean. We also took this opportunity

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Events in 2015

In the first half of 2015, we welcomed clergy from Sydney, hosted the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, welcomed Metropolitan Hilarion to our parish for our feastday, and had one of our parishioners ordained to minor orders.

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Events of 2014

In 2014, we welcomed clergy from Sydney, Brisbane, Alabama and Washington D.C., received a shipment of processional items, hosted Bp George and the clergy of our Deanery, prayed for those fallen in battle, and endured a hailstorm.  Major events this year were in the ordination to the priesthood of Fr Andrew to serve our parish, and

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Events in 2013

In 2013, we farewelled our longest-serving past rector, hosted priests from Brisbane and Jakarta, participated in parish feastdays and held a Bible survey course; the biggest events of the year had to do with the renovation and expansion of our building.  

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Events in 2012

In 2012, our parish hosted Frederica Mathewes-Green and clergy from Brisbane, Adelaide and Bali, held a Garage Sale & Market Day and a fundraising sausage sizzle, delivered a public catechism course, and participated in the life of our Deanery and Diocese through concelebrated services and youth conference.  Perhaps the two major events were the ordination to

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Events of 2011

In 2011, major events included, the February visit of the Icon of the Softener of Evil Hearts, the April visit of Metropolitan Hilarion and ordination of two of our parishioners to minor orders, the August course by Fr Alexander on liturgics, and the November visit of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God.

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25 October 2010: Fr Seraphim Slade visits our parish; Annual General Meeting.

We were privileged to have both Priest Seraphim Slade and Deacon Bill Konstantinidis concelebrate with Fr Alexander.

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23-24 May 2009: First Services after Parish Re-opening

Having received a canonical transfer from the OCA to ROCOR (through Metropolitan Jonah and Metropolitan Hilarion), our parish was rejuvenated in May 2009 under the rectorate of Fr John Weir.

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