Due to the restrictions on non-essential travel and non-essential activities and the physical distancing guidelines (effectively maintaining 4sqm distances per persons in small, enclosed spaces), Holy Ascension Mission remains closed until further notice.
There will be no church services until further notice, in compliance with public health directives.
Livestreams of Divine Services in English
From Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane
** The Orthodox Christian Home Prayer/Icon Corner **
Orthodox Christian Life at Home
Resources from the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine
Resources from the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA
Resources from the Orthodox Church in America (OCA)
Resources from Mystagogy
Youth Directors of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA
Orthodox Youth Resources from Mystagogy
Orthodox Activity Books from the Dept of Christian Education of the OCA
Prayer in Times of Pestilence
O Lord, our God, look down from Your Holy Heaven on the supplication of us, Your sinful and unworthy servants, who have angered Your graciousness by our transgressions, and have provoked Your deep compassion, and enter not into judgement with Your servants. Turn aside Your fearsome anger that justly has seized us, appease the destructive threatening, avert Your terrible sword that, although invisible, is cutting us grievously, and spare Your poor and needy servants. Enclose not with death the souls of us who have fallen down in repentance with broken hearts and tears before You, our kind-hearted, condescending and accommodating God. For Yours it is to show mercy and to save, O our God, and to You we send up glory: to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
Icon: Christ Healing the Multitudes.