Here are some pictures from Metropolitan Basilios’ recent visit to New Zealand. His Eminence arrived initially in Auckland, where we all enjoyed a get-together and delicious supper, on the evening of Friday 22nd June. On Saturday we were privileged to have Sayedna celebrate a shortened matins service with us, which was followed by lunch at the Cook St Community Hall in Howick. Then off to the South Island, where Sayedna presided over Divine Liturgy at St Michael’s, Dunedin, on Sunday.
The Deanery of New Zealand announces the first visit of the Most Reverend Archbishop Basilios Kodseie, Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and The Philippines.
Friday 22nd June, 7.30pm to 9.00pm: opportunity to meet His Eminence at the Haseler Hall, All Saints’ Anglican Church, Selwyn Road, Howick. Coffee and tea will be available.
Saturday 23rd June, 9.00am to 10.00am: prayers at St George’s Mission (All Saints’ Anglican Church), Howick, followed by meet and greet session at the Community Centre, Cook St, Howick, from 10.00am to 11.30am. Coffee and tea will be available.
Visit to New Zealand of His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios
Metropolitan Basilios Kodseie, Antiochian Orthodox Archbishop of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania, will be visiting New Zealand this month. His Eminence arrives at Auckland International Airport on Friday 22nd June at approximately 3.00pm, and we invite everybody who is able to join us in greeting him.
Following arrival, there will be a reception on Friday evening. Details are yet to be finalised but current plans are for a function in the Haseler Hall at All Saints’ Church, Howick.
On Saturday 23rd June there will be Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at All Saints’, Howick, from 9.30am, after which His Eminence will depart with Fr George and Kh. Mary from the airport to visit our congregations in the South Island.
Unfortunately, as Fr George and Kh Mary are unwell, Divine Liturgy in Auckland for All Saints’ Sunday (3rd June 2018) has been cancelled. There will instead be a Reader Typica Service at 12.30pm, to which everybody is welcome.
The date of next celebration of the Liturgy will be posted as soon as possible. In the meantime, please pray for Father’s and Kh Mary’s speedy recovery.
There will be a parish lunch and get-together after the next Divine Liturgy on the 29th April. This will take place at the Haseler Hall (underneath the new church at All Saints’, Howick) from about 12.30pm onwards. More details to follow soon.
New service times from Nativity onwards. To allow more time for Fr George and Kh. Mary to get to Howick from Te Aroha, the usual Sunday service time is moving to 10.30am for all Sundays EXCEPT the first of each month, which will stay at 12.00 noon. Note that the new service times apply to Reader services as well as the Divine Liturgy.
A happy and blessed Christmas (Nativity) and New Year to all our readers.