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The Good Shepherd Orthodox Church, Religious Centre, 38 Exhibition Walk

Monash University

Wellington Road

Clayton, Victoria 3800


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Exploring Orthodoxy

A day to explore Orthodox Christian spirituality

Presented by

The Good Shepherd Orthodox Church

Under the patronage and blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Basilios (Kodseie)
of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines

'Exploring Orthodoxy' is an open day and conference wrapped into one.

The Good Shepherd Orthodox Church warmly invites you to this event, which is open to the public, parishioners and students.

Please register now! This will help us to prepare for your attendance.

Join us for the day and experience Orthodox Christian worship in the form of the Divine Liturgy in the English language, hear internationally-recognised speakers on Orthodox spirituality, meet other explorers, browse the books and icons available for purchase and watch an icon writing demonstration. Children of primary school age will be catered for with an afternoon program. Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided.

In our second year of ‘Exploring Orthodoxy’, we are delighted to announce that His Eminence, Metropolitan Basilios, will be serving at Matins and the Divine Liturgy and be our keynote speaker.

Also travelling from Sydney, Protopresbyter Dr. Doru Costache will be sharing insights from his research into spiritual experiences of yesterday and today.

With God’s blessing and presence, we desire to make the treasures of the Orthodox Christian faith accessible to the people of Australia in the English language so that they too can experience union with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Whatever your background and experience or inexperience of Orthodoxy, it is our prayer that this ‘day to explore Orthodox Christian spirituality’ within the environment of our English-speaking parish in Melbourne will:

  • Open your mind to the ancient treasures which are to the discovered in the Orthodox Church

  • Provide an opportunity for you to experience the Divine Liturgy (if you have not already) and learn more about it, in a welcoming atmosphere

  • Introduce you to the writings of ‘The Philokalia’ and its influence on Orthodox Christian spirituality

  • Inspire you to become part of or continue supporting the vision for sharing Orthodoxy in English

  • Encourage you to continue your exploration of the Orthodox Christian faith


Where can I find the program for the event?

Visit our website for the program and information about the presenters:

Are there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is a family-friendly event. After lunch, a program for primary school-aged children will be available. Younger and older children may attend the presentations with their parents or caregivers.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

- Parking at Monash University

Parking is free on weekends. Please take note of all signs regarding Loading Zones, Permit Zones, No Standing and Disabled Parking as the restrictions do apply and are enforced on weekends.

- Public transport to Monash University

From Huntingdale Train Station, walk to the Huntingdale Bus Station and catch routes 601 or 900 to Monash University, Wellington Road.

From Blackburn Train Station, walk to the Blackburn Bus Station and catch route 703 to Monash University, Wellington Road.

After alighting from the bus at Wellington Road, walk to the Religious Centre at 38 Exhibition Walk within the University (view map on our website).

Where can I stay if I'm travelling a distance?

Accommodation is available on Saturday 24th August 2019 at Mannix College’s Gryphon House Mannix College is located at Wellington Road, Clayton, directly across the road from Monash University and a 10-minute walk to the Religious Centre.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


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