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On Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August, the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, we had services for the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.  All-night Vigil with the blessing of five loaves, wheat, wine and oil was served on Saturday evening and Divine Liturgy with the blessing of grapes, apples and other fruit was served on Sunday morning.  We were joined on Sunday by friends from Newcastle and from Sydney.  In accordance with Bishop George’s directive, prayers were offered at Divine Liturgy for relief from drought.  Our small church was beautifully decorated with white vestments and fresh flowers and the feast-day was celebrated in our newly-renovated parish centre with great joy.  Many remained behind after the Sunday service for refreshments and conversation in the church hall.

The Great Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

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