For a number of years now, with Metropolitan Hilarion’s blessing, the Romanian Orthodox Community of ”Sfântul Apostol Andrei” (“Holy Apostle Andrew”), under the leadership of Father Theodor Postelnisecu, a priest of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, has celebrated Divine Liturgy in our church on certain Sundays on which our own parish has not had services.
On Sunday 4 August 2013 His Grace Bishop Mihail, Ruling Bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, visited Newcastle, presiding at Divine Liturgy in our church. Although the parish rector could not be present because of commitments in the Gosford parish, Subdeacon Luke Goura assisted at the service and a small number of our parishioners joined the Romanian Orthodox Community in church. A festive lunch was held in the church hall afterwards. This was the second time that Bishop Mihail had visited our church.
We are grateful for this opportunity to assist the Romanian Orthodox community and strengthen the links between Orthodox Christians in Newcastle and the wider Hunter region.