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 19 November||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||22nd Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 20 November||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 26 November||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||23rd Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 27 November||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 3 December||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||The Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple|
|Sunday 4 December||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 10 December||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||25th Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 11 December||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 17 December||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||26th Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 18 December||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||St Nicholas the Wonderworker|
|Monday 19 December||No service|
|Saturday 24 December||No service||27th Sunday after Pentecost|
|Sunday 25 December||No service|
|Saturday 31 December||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||28th Sunday after Pentecost|
Sunday before the Nativity of Christ
|Sunday 1 January||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Friday 6 January||6:00 PM - All Night Vigil||Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ|
|Saturday 7 January||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.