COVID-19 CHURCH CLOSURE
UPDATE: STAGE THREE RESTRICTIONS
Due to physical distancing laws and the Federal Government's mandated closure of places of worship during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Holy Protection Cathedral is closed to the public. We will however, continue to hold closed services with our essential members of clergy and the choir, and livestream the services. The Holy Protection Cathedral is up to date with all government directives and is implementing all the correct measures in its practice.
Please read on to find out how you can continue to take part in the services and contribute to the life of the church.
" For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them.”
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QUICK INFO GUIDE
The timetable of services will be updated weekly, not monthly, so that we can best respond to any changes to the shutdown situation.
Confessions are still taking place by phone and a general confession will take place via livestreaming.
Will take place on Tuesday 7th April at 6pm. More details here.
Donations / Candle kiosk
Please support your church at this difficult time. You can purchase candles or make a donation at our online store.
Blessing of Kulichi
Should the shutdown extend to Pascha, we will livestream the prayers for the blessing of kulichi and ask that you sprinkle your kulichi at home with either holy water or even plain water.
This Sunday (5th April) night at 7pm, Father Nicholas will give a short talk on the topic "Perfect love drives out fear" (1 Jn 4:18). He will then introduce Helen Werts, a psychologist (and Orthodox Christian) who will share some practical tools in dealing with current challenges and stresses. Helen is a trauma specialist. The talk will be livestreamed to the Pokrov YouTube channel
For access, go to the link above and hit the subscribe button, you will receive an email notification when the channel is live (if you have Gmail it will go to your 'social' folder). Alternatively, you can head to the channel at 7pm sharp on Sunday and watch it live without subscribing.
Russian Orthodox Cathedral
1-7 Albion Street,
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...
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Online candle bar
Candles can be purchased securely from our online store below - these will be lit during the livestreamed services. You can also nominate a donation for the collection plate or pay for your church membership. A receipt will be sent to your email.
News and events
Bring good quality food as well as excess kitchen and laundry supplies to the basement of the hall after services. These will be redistributed by the sisterhood and clergy.
[POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DURING SHUTDOWN)
Choir rehearsals take place after Sunday liturgy once a month:
For all rehearsals see here
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Family camp is taking place again in 2020. Details here