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 dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.
Our parish website also has web pages in Russian with different content.
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 21 January||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||31st Sunday after Pentecost|
Sunday after Theophany
|Sunday 22 January||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 28 January||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||32nd Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 29 January||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 4 February||No service||Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee|
|Sunday 5 February||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 11 February||No service||Sunday of the Prodigal Son|
|Sunday 12 February||No service|
|Tuesday 14 February||6:00 PM - All Night Vigil||The Meeting of the Lord|
|Wednesday 15 February||7:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 18 February||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||Sunday of the Last Judgment|
|Sunday 19 February||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 25 February||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||The Sunday of Forgiveness|
|Sunday 26 February||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
- 26 November - Russian Bazaar… Read on…
- November 6 - Russian Sacred Treasures concert by the Diocesan choir at 4 PM in the church.
- 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.