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Nativity Epistle of Metropolitan Hilarion 2017

Nativity Epistle of Hilarion, Metropolitan of New York & Eastern America, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia


Moved by the most profound feelings of fraternal love and joy for the Savior of the World born in Bethlehem, I congratulate the archpastors, clergymen, monastics and all the faithful flock of the Russian Church Abroad on this great and holy feast of the Nativity of Christ! Continue reading


Orthodox Easter Concert 5 June 2016

Performers: St Nicholas Singers, Anatoly Belinsky, Valeriy Maksymov, Natalia Chernousova, Veronica van der Knaap, Iryna Maksymova

Venue:, St Augustines church, 5 Cracroft Terrace, Cashmere

Time: 3:00 pm, Sunday  5th of June 2016

Tickets:, Adults: $25, Family: $60 (2 adults and 3 children), Students and seniors: $15

Refreshments will be provided during interval.

For ticket information and other queries please contact Anna or 02102394354

For poster please click here

Charity Concert 20 Dec 2015 3pm

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Presents:

“A Rule of Faith and an Image of Humility” charity concert.

Sunday, 20 December 2015 at 3:00pm. The ticket also includes a raffle ticket, a surprise gift, a glass of wine  and refreshments.

For all ticket enquirers please contact Iryna Maksimova, ph 03 3524243, mob 027 6603886



First-Hierarch of ROCOR, His Eminence Hilarion Will Visit Christchurch with Miracle Working Kursk Root Icon

Dear brothers and sisters

From 21 to 23 March 2015, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First-Hierarch of ROCOR, His Eminence Hilarion will visit our church with the miracle working Kursk Root icon of Theotokos of the “Sign”.

21 March 18:00  Vigil.

22 March 9:00 Divine Liturgy.

22 March 9:00, 18:00 Holly Unction.

23 March the priest with the Icon will visit parish.

24 March the bishop with the Icon will leave Christchurch.

Choral Concert “In Thee Rejoices All Creation”

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At the beginning of this year the parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in Christchurch began renovating and redecorating the interior of the church on Brougham Street.

The main aim of the project is to replace iconostasis, and to decorate the altar and church walls in style of old Byzantian and Russian church art. The method employed is that of the authentic tempera, in which the paint is created from natural pigments, egg yolk and high-quality plant-based oils.

Currently we are preparing for the redecoration of the altar. This is an elaborate, multifaceted and costly process. We turn to all Christian people to ask for help and support with this special project.

Assistance and participation is welcome and will be greatly appreciated.

As a part of our fundraising activities will be a choral concert of Church music. It will take place on the 28th of September at 4 pm in the church of St. Nicholas in Christchurch.

Due to limited seating space we would like to ask you to book the tickets beforehand.

$25 per person. Еach ticket includes a glass of wine and a light snack.

For all queries please contact. Father Valentine (322 54 64) and Iryna Maksymova (027 6603886).

Bank account for donations: St Nicholas Church 01-1188-0098576-000.


St Nicholas Choir Conert 4 May 2014


All proceeds will support the continuation of the decorative painting of the St Nicholas Orthodox church in the style of XII century Russian church art.

The church is small and now after the renovation it has beautiful acoustic .

There will be around 30 seats available for audience.

If you would like to make a booking   please do it now, as the payment reserves a seat. Contact Iryna 03 3524243/027 6603886


We would like to invite you to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Saint Nicholas parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.

The address is 297 Brougham Street, Sydenham, Christchurch

Celebration Services:

  • Saturday 14th December   18:00  Vigil
  • Sunday 15th December      09:00  Liturgy,  headed by Bishop Irinei of Serbian Orthodox Church, Metropolitanate  of Australia and New Zealand.

Following the Liturgy there will be a meal.

Please note that the Concert scheduled for Sunday 15th December, 15:00 at St Augustine Church has been cancelled

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