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.
There will be a parish lunch after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday 19th November. We will get together at the Haseler Hall, underneath the new building at All Saints’ Church, Howick. Please bring a plate to share. Note that the Nativity Fast will have started by that time, so if possible bring something that those who are fasting can share in too (wine, oil and fish are OK, but not meat, dairy and eggs). We look forward to seeing everybody there.
Archimandrite Basilios Kodseie has been elected as metropolitan of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, Oceania and the Philippines. We pray for our metropolitan-elect and wish him many years! Details of his consecration to the episcopate will follow soon.