Our next services will be Matins with the bringing out of the Cross at 6.00pm on Monday 13 August and Divine Liturgy at 9.00am on Tuesday 14 August, the feast of the Procession of the Precious Wood of the Life-giving Cross of the Lord. On this day, the first day of the two-week Dormition Fast, the Orthodox Church also remembers the Holy Maccabean Martyrs (+166 BC). Prior to Matins on Monday evening there will be a memorial service to mark the anniversary of the repose of the ever-memorable Archbishop Theodosy (Putilin) (+13 August 1980) and the fortieth day of the repose of Bishop Ilia (Kazantsev) of Birsk and Beloretsk (+5 July 2018). Following Divine Liturgy on Monday the Lesser Blessing of Waters will be served, after which there will be a blessing of honey. As in previous years, our parish has been a quantity of organic Wollombi honey that will be blessed and shared amongst the faithful.