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DIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: January 17, 2011
The Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God in Brisbane suffers damage from the Queensland flood

As a result of the severe flooding in Queensland, Australia, the Church of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God in Brisbane, Australia, suffered serious damage, while the Russian senior home in the same city was evacuated. Special appeals for help are being made in the churches of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand during Divine Liturgy. A photo-report on the damage can be viewed on the official website of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand here: http://www.rocor.org.au/?p=2758

On Saturday, January 15, 2011, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion celebrated Divine Liturgy at St Seraphim Church in Brisbane, where he provided moral support to the clergy and flock of the Queensland Deanery. A photo-report of this visit can be viewed here:
http://www.rocor.org.au/?p=2762