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Offline CJB

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Considering conversion
« on: July 02, 2006, 07:19:06 AM »
Hi everybody.

I want to convert to Russian Orthodox Christianity, but there aren't any Churches near me (I live in Sydney, Australia).

The nearest Church is several hours away from me and I doubt I'll be able to go there on a weekly basis.

Any suggestions?

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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2006, 10:00:57 AM »
Welcome brother,

Sydney Australia!? surely if their isn't a Russian one, there must be other ones lurking around, but I find it strange that there are no Russian Churches in or around Sydney, If I were you I'd double check.

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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2006, 01:37:41 PM »
Hi everybody.

I want to convert to Russian Orthodox Christianity, but there aren't any Churches near me (I live in Sydney, Australia).

The nearest Church is several hours away from me and I doubt I'll be able to go there on a weekly basis.

Any suggestions?

Check tthe parish directory link on this site:
http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/main.htm



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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2006, 01:39:56 PM »
Hi everybody.

I want to convert to Russian Orthodox Christianity, but there aren't any Churches near me (I live in Sydney, Australia).

The nearest Church is several hours away from me and I doubt I'll be able to go there on a weekly basis.

Any suggestions?

http://www.rocor.org.au/

Check tthe parish directory link on this site:
http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/main.htm
http://www.rocor.org.au/



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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2006, 01:43:09 PM »
Hi everybody.

I want to convert to Russian Orthodox Christianity, but there aren't any Churches near me (I live in Sydney, Australia).

The nearest Church is several hours away from me and I doubt I'll be able to go there on a weekly basis.

Any suggestions?

http://www.orthodoxy.org.au/eng/

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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2006, 01:43:59 PM »
Hi everybody.

I want to convert to Russian Orthodox Christianity, but there aren't any Churches near me (I live in Sydney, Australia).

The nearest Church is several hours away from me and I doubt I'll be able to go there on a weekly basis.

Any suggestions?

http://www.ministryblue.com/church-orthodox.html

Offline CJB

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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2006, 07:22:49 PM »
Well it seems the nearest Church is in Strathfield. It's many hours away from me and I don't have access to car  :(

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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2006, 08:32:59 PM »
Hi CJB!

Welcome to the forum!  I myself am a convert to the Russian Orthodox Church, and also live in Sydney.  I have sent you a personal message / e-mail for contacts etc.  Feel free to write, if I can be of any help.

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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2006, 06:53:08 AM »
Have you sent him an email, QuoVadis?  It's in his profile...
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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2006, 09:42:47 AM »
Hi everybody.

I want to convert to Russian Orthodox Christianity, but there aren't any Churches near me (I live in Sydney, Australia).

The nearest Church is several hours away from me and I doubt I'll be able to go there on a weekly basis.

Any suggestions?

I live in the Upper Blue Mountains (Blackheath) and I'm only ninety minutes away from the ROCOR Cathedral in Strathfield with the M4.
Before moving to the Mountains, I lived in 14 different places all over Sydney from Clovelly to Kingswood and was never more than 30 minutes from an Orthodox Church.
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Re: Considering conversion
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2006, 09:50:09 PM »
Have you sent him an email, QuoVadis?ÂÂ  It's in his profile...

Thanks for that Pedro.  Yes I did, and as it turns out, there's a parish not far from CJB.  One that he'll be able to catch a bus to.

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