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 holy unction service (anointing with oils) will be held on Monday 27 March at 6:00 PM.
The Easter bazaar will be held on 25 March, 10 AM to 2 PM.
The dean of the cathedral is Archpriest Alexander Morozow.
Our parish website also has web pages in Russian with different content.
- 15 March 2017
- Announcement of the Easter Bazaar on 25 March
- 6 January 2016
- January edition of Listok (in Russian).
- 25 November 2016
- Announcement of the Russian Bazaar on 26 November
- 17 November 2016
- October edition of Listok (in Russian).
- 1 August 2016
- July edition of Listok (in Russian).
- 24 May 2016
- Updated contact details.
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 4 March||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||The First Sunday of Great Lent|
Triumph of Orthodoxy
|Sunday 5 March||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Wednesday 8 March||6:00 PM - Great Compline|
|Saturday 11 March||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||The Second Sunday of Great Lent|
St. Gregory Palamas
|Sunday 12 March||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Saturday 18 March||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||The Third Sunday of Great Lent|
Veneration of the Cross
|Sunday 19 March||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Wednesday 22 March||6:00 PM - Great Compline|
|Saturday 25 March||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||The Fourth Sunday of Great Lent|
St. John of the Ladder
|Sunday 26 March||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Monday 27 March||6:00 PM - Holy Unction|
Anointing with oils
|Wednesday 29 March||6:00 PM - Matins with the Great Canon|
"St Andrew's Standing" - in English
|Saturday 1 April||5:00 PM - All Night Vigil||The Fifth Sunday of Great Lent|
Venerable Mary of Egypt
|Sunday 2 April||9:00 AM - Divine Liturgy|
|Thursday 6 April||6:00 PM - All Night Vigil|
Great Compline and Matins
|Annunciation of the Most Holy Mother of God|
|Friday 7 April||9:00 AM - Vesperal 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.