November 2021

Exaltation of Cross

Kontakion of the Cross, Tone 4
O Christ our God, you willingly accepted to be lifted on the Cross,
Giving your mercies to the new nation named after you;
Giving joy to Orthodox faithful.
And with your power you gave them victory over enemies.
~ May they have as an ally your Cross the invincible trophy,
the weapon of peace.

Services and Other Activities at Holy Cross
November 2021

Sunday 7 November at Camden House, Kew
9:00am      Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica

Sunday 14 November
9:00am      Preparation for Holy Communion, Divine Liturgy
No service at Camden House.
This week’s services will be at the
Church of St Paul and St Irene, 15 Rose Street, Hawthorn East, Melbourne.

Sunday 21 November at Camden House, Kew
9:00am      Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica

Sunday 28 November at Camden House, Kew
9:00am      Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica


Services are [except as noted] at Camden House, 1st floor.
Address: The Campion Centre, 99 Studley Park Road, Kew.
Entry is from Hodgson Street. Once inside the car park, Camden House is on the right. Those desiring to join us in worship should arrive before the Services begin. Camden House is a large building and we are on the 1st floor; the front door will be closed at commencement of services, and late access will not be possible.

At the end of the Services, we gather for Trapeza, finger food and drinks, with discussion and question and answer time.

All welcome to join in.


REPSONSE TO COVID-19: Orthodox Christians cannot be prevented from prayer, wherever they may be, and whatever circumstances they find themselves in. This has always been so. When travelling, confined through illness, or impeded by law or the audacity of an oppressor, there are times when Christians cannot gather for worship.

Members and friends of Holy Cross are encouraged to continue services in their home-church when unable to gather due to civil restrictions.  This has been the norm for many Orthodox faithful through the ages, and the Services themselves routinely provide for this.

The Mission continues to send out the weekly propers (variables) and canons by email. Copies of any and all of the Services and canons are available upon request. Please contact Holy Cross Administrator – see the Contact page.

The Administrator can also facilitate contact with supporting clergy, should you have the need.