Schedule of ​Services


Holy Ascension Orthodox Mission

32 Electra St, Williamstown.


All services are entirely in English.

Confession Reminder to Our Faithful

The faithful are advised that confessions are heard 1 hour before Vespers on Saturdays (from 3 - 4pm. Last confession at 3:45pm). At other times in church by appointment.


A Note for Newcomers

(1) Orthodox Christians

For the Divine Liturgy, our Mission follows the Orthodox Christian custom where all newcomers to Holy Ascension are to make themselves known to the Priest and discuss with him Holy Communion participation. People who arrive late (after the Divine Liturgy has commenced) and require to see the Priest will have to wait until the service has concluded.



(2) Non-Orthodox Christians

Although Holy Communion and other Sacraments are offered only to baptized and chrismated Orthodox Christians, all are invited to receive the antidoron (blessed bread) from the Priest at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy. The antidoron is not a sacrament, but is reminiscent of the agape feast that followed worship in the ancient Christian Church. For more information, please see one of the clergy.

Kontakion of Ascension

Tone 6

O Christ our God, when you completed Your mission for our salvation and united the 

earthly with the heavenly, then You ascended in glory, not being parted from us but 

remaining with us, and crying to those who love You: ‘I am with you, and no one shall 

be against you.’

Church Location

Holy Ascension Orthodox Christian Mission
32 Electra Street, Williamstown, Victoria, Australia.



Postal Address

Address all correspondence to:

Holy Ascension Orthodox Christian Mission
PO Box 234
Keilor East

Victoria 3033


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Incorporated Association # A0053809W
A Canonical Mission of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia