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DIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: August 28, 2006
A Seminar on Fr Seraphim (Rose) is Announced

The Auxiliary Committee of St John the Baptist Skete in Kentlyn, Australia, has announced that a Seminar on Fr Seraphim (Rose) will be held on Friday, September 15, 2006. This event will commemorate the 24 th anniversary of Fr Seraphim's repose.

The Very Reverend Protopriest Dr Michael Protopopov, Rector of Dormition of the Mother of God Russian Orthodox Church, Dandenong, Victoria, will be the guest speaker. The Seminar will be held at All Saints of Russia Russian Orthodox Church, 18 Chelmsford Avenue, Croydon, Sydney, NSW.

A prophetic voice for Orthodox Christians, prolific author and defender of authentic, patristic Orthodoxy, blessed Father Seraphim of Platina continues to have a profound impact upon today's Orthodox Christians and those searching for authentic Christianity. The seminar will look at Fr Seraphim's teaching on faithfulness to the received Tradition of the Church.

The schedule is as follows:

6:30 pm: Panikhida served by His Eminence Archbishop Hilarion (in English)

7.30 pm: Seminar in the parish hall

There will also be a viewing of "The Return of the Icon, a DVD presentation of the extraordinary story of the miracle-working Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God: its history, its journey into exile, and its momentous return home to Russia in 2004.

For further information please telephone Father Joachim on (02) 4626 3945.