Service Times

Русская Греко-Католическая Церковь

Upcoming special services, events and cancellations
2020
For the latest updates, please visit us on facebook or send us an email.
COVID-19 Status as at 14th May 2020

 

Dear brothers and sisters, greetings at Mid-Pentecost! Хрїсто́съ воскре́се!

 

Following the Government's recent easing of restrictions, Holy Trinity-St Nicholas is now open for Services on Sundays but by appointment only. This is to manage the only 10 people in attendance rule.

If you wish to attend any Service, please
email us prior to that weekendWe are also separately contacting regular attendees that are not users of this website or our facebook page. We are monitoring how this proceeds; in time may move to a roster system for regular attendees.

If you are unwell, please do not endanger your own and others' health by attending.

 

Please be aware, until further notice:

  • The Bible Study Group (before Divine Liturgy) and community breakfast (after Divine Liturgy) are suspended.

  • In the temple, we will keep 1.5m distance from each other. Spacing out of seats (for those who wish to sit) will remind us to follow this practice. 

  • When venerating icons, the chalice, the priests’ hands or hand-crosses, we will not make any physical contact with the object/person, nor stand in lines to venerate. 

  • At the “Approach with faith”, communicants will leave their place one by one to approach the chalice (we will not line up). The deacon will assist and keep order.

  • Holy Communion will be distributed using a separate spoon for each communicant. These will be placed by the priest within a second chalice, for purification at the Table of Preparation.

  • After Holy Communion, zapivka will be administered using a separate glass for each person.

 

COVID-19 Status as at 11th May 2020 [superseded 14th May 2020]

 

Christ is risen! Indeed he is risen! 

Хрїсто́съ воскре́се! Вои́стинꙋ воскре́се! 

The Victorian Government today announced easing of restrictions effective 11.59pm on Tuesday 12 May, including for places of worship.

 

The Pastoral Council are in the process of considering arrangements for Services. As the situation can change rapidly, for the latest information, please visit our facebook page regularly, or email us.

Our usual schedule
Divine Liturgy

10:30am ~ Sundays

Preceded by Third and Sixth Hours from approximately 10am, during Proskomidiya. 

 

Divine Liturgy is followed by community breakfast in Sakharov Hall

Great Vespers

6:00pm ~ 1st Saturday of each civil calendar month

Preceded by Ninth Hour. On occasion, All-Night Vigil may served

Confessions 

10:00am ~ Sundays

Before Divine Liturgy. Please make yourself known to the Priest or Deacon by knocking on a deacon door.

 

Alternatively, please contact the Priest for another time

Christenings & Weddings 

By appointment

Please contact the Priest

COVID-19 Status as at 23rd March 2020 [superseded 11th May 2020]

 

Dear brothers and sisters, 

Yesterday, the Prime Minister of Australia announced that, according to new Stage 1 restrictions on social gatherings, places of worship in Australia will now be restricted from opening. This decision will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

Accordingly, please note that Holy Trinity-St Nicholas is currently closed to the public.

We will be sharing some resources over coming weeks at our new page, Church at Home.

Brothers and sisters, let us continue to care for one another, through the prayers of all the holy unmercenary and physician saints!

COVID-19 Update [superseded 23rd March 2020]

 

Dear brothers and sisters, greetings in the Fast!

 

Please take a moment to read these notes on how Holy Trinity-St Nicholas Church is adjusting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will update this over time should the position change.

 

Divine Liturgy and other Services remain open to the public for the time being. 

 

The Bible Study Group (before Divine Liturgy) is suspended.

 

Community breakfast (after Divine Liturgy) is suspended.

 

Prudent behaviour during Divine Services:

 

  • In the temple, we will keep distance from each other, and spread out physically as much as possible. Spacing out of seats (for those who wish to sit) will remind us to follow this practice. 

  • When venerating icons, the chalice, the priests’ hands or hand-crosses, we will not make any physical contact with the object/person, or stand in lines to venerate. 

  • At the “Approach with faith”, communicants will leave their place one by one to approach the chalice (we will not line up). The deacon will assist and keep order.

  • Holy Communion will continue to be distributed using a separate spoon for each communicant. These will be placed by the priest within a second chalice, for purification at the Table of Preparation.

  • After Holy Communion, zapivka will continue to be administered using a separate glass for each person.

  • The clergy will manage the unlikely situation that more than 100 persons are present at the same Divine Service.

 

Please note that, in general, we are guided by the approach taken in the Melkite Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand.

 

Brothers and sisters, let us continue to care for one another, through the prayers of all the holy unmercenary and physician saints!

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72 Hotham St, St Kilda East, Victoria 3183, Australia
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