The Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God, Russian Orthodox Church, 1-7 Albion Street, Brunswick East
The Holy Protection Cathedral (Melbourne) was founded in July 1949, with the majority of original parishioners migrating from Europe as displaced persons in the aftermath of WWII.
Opening in September 2006 in its current premises in Brunswick East, our church was built brick-by-brick by volunteers and skilled builders in the community, with funds raised by our parishioners over decades.
Today the Holy Protection Cathedral, (abbreviated to Pokrov in Russian), is a vibrant church serving a diverse community. Our services are conducted in both Church Slavonic and English.
Become a member
If you attend services, receive confession and/or communion at the Church, and generally call the Holy Protection Cathedral your Church, we implore you to become a member.
There is a misconception that membership is for the older generation – this is simply not true. Everybody who regularly attends Church has an obligation to participate actively in the life of the parish.