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 next discussion group will be on Thursday, 1 September 2016 at 7:00 PM in the church. Reader Stephen Shott will speak on the topic of “Navigating the Vigil Service”. All Welcome.
The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.
Our parish website also has web pages in Russian with different content.
- 1 August 2016
- July edition of Listok (in Russian).
- 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 13 August||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||8th Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 14 August||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Thursday 18 August||6:00 PM - All Night Vigil||Transfiguration of the Lord|
|Friday 19 August||No service|
|Saturday 20 August||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||9th Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 21 August||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 27 August||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos|
|Sunday 28 August||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 3 September||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||11th Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 4 September||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 10 September||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||12th Sunday after Pentecost|
Beheading of St John the Baptist
|Sunday 11 September||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.