Welcome to the website of the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Canberra. The cathedral parish is part of the Australian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church (Abroad). We hope that your visit will be of benefit.
The parish will celebrate its patronal feast day on Sunday 10 July. Bishop George of Canberra will serve at the All Night Vigil on Saturday evening and at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday.
The next discussion group will be on Wednesday, 29 June at 7:00 PM in the church. Abbot Hieromonk Sergei (Shatrov) will speak on the topic of "Orthodox Italy". All Welcome.
The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.
Our parish website also has web pages in Russian with different content.
- 24 May 2016
- Updated contact details.
- 30 April 2016
- May edition of Listok (in Russian).
- 4 April 2016
- Details of the Easter bazaar.
- 13 March 2016
- March edition of Listok (in Russian).
- 27 February 2016
- January edition of Listok (in Russian).
- 5 December 2015
- Announcement of the Russian Bazaar on 12 December
Visitors are always welcome at our services. The All Night Vigil is celebrated beginning at 5 PM on Saturday evenings and the Divine Liturgy at 9 AM on Sunday mornings. Confessions are heard during the Vigil service. The principal language of the services is Church Slavonic. Some English is used in the Divine Liturgies and usually somewhat more during the All Night Vigils. The parish church and school are located at:
1 Matina St
Narrabundah ACT 2604 (map)
|Saturday 18 June||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||Pentecost|
|Sunday 19 June||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 25 June||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||1st Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 26 June||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Friday 1 July||6:00 PM - All Night Vigil||St John of Shanghai and San Francisco|
|Saturday 2 July||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||2nd Sunday after Pentecost|
All Saints of Russia
|Sunday 3 July||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 9 July||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||3rd Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 10 July||9:00 AM - Hierarchical Divine Liturgy|
|Monday 11 July||6:00 PM - All Night Vigil||Sts Peter and Paul|
|Tuesday 12 July||7:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 16 July||No service||4th Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 17 July||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 23 July||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||5th Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 24 July||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
- April 2015 - Great Friday and Pascha… View photos…
- 1-4 May 2014 - Choral Conference audio recordings… Read on…
- 5 July 2013 - Award for Archpriest Alexander… View photos…
- 5 July 2013 - Patronal Feast… View photos…
- 24 June 2013 - Farewell to a member of the Choir… View photos…
- May - Holy Week and Pascha… View photos…
We would encourage those who attend our services and are part of the Orthodox community in Canberra to become parish members. An explanation of the importance of parish membership is available in Russian and English, as is a parish membership form, also in Russian and English.