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. Read more...
The first three Pokrov leaflets on the Eucharist introduced the subject and gave brief descriptions of its first two parts: the Preparation and the Liturgy of the catechumens. Now we turn our attention to the last and the most important part, the heart of the Liturgy... Read more
The previous Pokrov Leaflet described the preparatory part of the Eucharistic liturgy known as ‘proskomede’ (aka ‘prothesis’, preparation) performed by the clergy. Now we need to describe the other two parts of the liturgy conducted in the presence of the congregation.
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