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The feast day of the Holy Preeminent Apostles, Peter and Paul - Strathfield

As the feast-day of Saints Peter and Paul is the patronal feast of the Cathedral of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese, we customarily do not have services in our parish on this day.  Rather, our rector - and those of our parishioners able to make the journey to Sydney - participate in the services at the Cathedral.  This year, His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield, Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese - visiting Australia at Metropolitan Hilarion's invitation - presided at the Divine Services. Concelebrating were the cathedral clergy and a number of priests and deacons from the smaller New South Wales parishes.  At the Small Entrance during Divine Liturgy our rector, Priest James Carles, was awarded the right to wear the gold pectoral cross in recognition of his diligent pastoral service.  A photo-report, together with more information in Russian, is available here.

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