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  • Knight Templar Church Parade in Melbourne
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 16 Aug 2019
    Dear Parish members and friends,
     
    This is to let you know about an exciting event that will take place on Sunday 25th August at our parish church in Melbourne, to which you are all invited.
    This is known as the Knight Templar Church Parade. 
    At our usual service of the Holy Eucharist at 10.30 am, a large number of visitors will be in attendance.
    The Celebrant is our Vicar, Very Rev Fred Shade. Visitors will be members of the United Religious, Military and Masonic Orders of the Temple and of St John of Jerusalem, Palestine, Rhodes and Malta.

     
    All are very welcome as we share our facilities with a wider group.
     
    Sincerely,
    Libby Shade
    Parish Secretary
  • A New Reality
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019
    A New Reality
    Does science have all the answers?  Read more about the spiritual path in Bp Richard's latest newsletter at www.smlcc.com.au.
  • Early history of the LCC church in Melbourne
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 24 Jun 2019
    The Very Rev. Fred Shade tells us about the early days of the LCC church in Melbourne. You can read this interesting story in his Whitsunday Sermon 2019 which you can find under Parishes/Melbourne News.
  • Communion Magazine
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 22 Apr 2019
    Communion Magazine
    Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy reading the Easter Communion Magazine.   
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  • Rediscovering the Christ Principle within ourselves
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 22 Apr 2019
    Rediscovering the Christ Principle within ourselves
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  • What is Life? Do scientists have the answer? Read Bp Richard's latest newsletter at smlcc.com.au.
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2019
    What is Life?  Do scientists have the answer?  Read Bp Richard's latest newsletter at smlcc.com.au.
  • Communion Magazine
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, 29 Dec 2018
    Issue 3 2018 of the Communion Magazine is now available.  You can find it under the banner NEWS AND EVENTS.
  • Vale The Most Reverend Graham Wale
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 9 Oct 2018
    It is my sad and solemn duty to inform you that our dear brother and co- worker in Christ’s Catholic Church has been called home and now rests in the arms of his Lord and Master.  Bishop Graham passed into the Light at 6:30 AM local time at home and in the presence of his loving wife, family and friends.
    Our dear Brother in Christ offered his life in service to our Lord and His Church and to the service of Humanity. He served nobly as our Presiding bishop for the better part of thirteen years. A good example of the “awakened man” as described by our founding bishop JI Wedgewood as one who “seeks to unite himself with the current of the Divine Purpose and Will”.
    He has left us on this physical plane But he remains ever within our hearts.  May he rest ever peaceful in the Lord.


    Fraternally,
    +Christian Schoch

     
  • Regionary Archbishop's Message
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 9 Oct 2018
    VALE THE MOST REVEREND GRAHAM SIDNEY JAMES WALE
     
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  • Tact and Tolerance - newsletter from Bp Richard Taylor
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 8 Oct 2018
    The latest newsletter from St Michael and All Angels
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  • Tact and Tolerance - magnificent sermon from St John the Beloved
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 8 Oct 2018
    You mustn't miss this uplifting Sermon on the work of our church from the Very Rev. Fred Shade.
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  • August Newsletter
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2018
    August Newsletter
    Another fascinating newsletter from Bp Richard at smlcc.com.au.
  • Beautiful "stained glass" windows
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 13 Aug 2018
    Beautiful "stained glass" windows
    At a recent visit to the Church of St Thomas in Canberra we saw some beautiful "stained glass windows".  They are batik designs on thin material so that the light from the window can shine through.  Ibu Maria is a batik from Indonesia and St Francis was made by Bea Evans in the ACT in memory of Fr Harry Pringle.

     
  • Now a beautiful wedding venue
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 24 Jun 2018
    Now a beautiful wedding venue
    St Michael's has been transformed into a beautiful wedding venue for up to 80 guests.  Have the wedding ceremony upstairs and the reception downstairs where  huge deck looks out over the lawn leading down to the canal.  Inside there is a spacious lounge and a modern kitchen..  Contact Penelope on 0404 266 822.







     
  • Bp Richard celebrated in Sydney on Low Sunday
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 9 Apr 2018
    Bp Richard celebrated in Sydney on Low Sunday
    Bp Richard celebrated at St Francis, Gordon and at the LCC Chapel in The Manor, Mosman.
  • Archbishop Graham's Lenten Message
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 14 Feb 2018
    Archbishop Graham's Lenten Message
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  • Bp Richard celebrated High Mass at St Alban on February 11
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 2018
    Bp Richard celebrated High Mass at St Alban on February 11
  • The Holy Spirit as the Fire of Love - beautiful epistle
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 2018
    The Holy Spirit as the Fire of Love - beautiful epistle
    Timeless and beautiful words for us all. Yesterday was a day of the Holy Spirit as the fire of love.
  • Christmas Carols and Readings
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  •  Date Posted: Sun, 17 Dec 2017
    Christmas Carols and Readings
    Join us on Christmas Eve at 6pm for carols and readings followed by refreshments.
  • Regionary Archbishop Graham in Melbourne
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  •  Date Posted: Tue, 7 Nov 2017
    Regionary Archbishop Graham Preston visited St John The Beloved, Melbourne on All Saint’s Day, 5th November. Pictured are deacons Rev. Russell Cole and Alan Davis and the Vicar Fr Fred Shade.
  • Worldwide news November 2017
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  •  Date Posted: Fri, 3 Nov 2017

    In Memoriam
     

    This year, three of our Bishops journeyed onwards into the Light.

     

    Bishop Ian Hooker (b. 25/12/1930), 9th Presiding Bishop of our Church, passed into a higher life of service on 26th January. Bishop Ian was consecrated on the 3rd June 1990 at Sydney, Australia.

     

    Bishop Alfred Lambden (b. 11/03/1926) passed into a higher life of service on the 31st January. Bishop Alfred was consecrated on the 25th May 1980 at Auckland, New Zealand.

     

    Bishop Robert McGinnis (b. 4/08/1925) passed into a higher life of service on the 12th June. Bishop Robert was consecrated on the 22nd June 1979 at Ojai, California.

     

    The Synod is highly appreciative of their dedication, their work, and their lifelong commitment to the very soul of our Church.

     

    May they rest in peace and Light perpetual shine upon them.

     

    New Bishops

    On behalf of the General Episcopal Synod, I am pleased to announce that there have been three Services of Consecration to the Episcopate this year.

     

    On Saturday the 3rd of June, Thomas Robert MILLER was consecrated as a Bishop of our Church and appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop for the Province of the United States of America. The service took place at our Church of St. Gabriel & All Angels, at Fairfield, Iowa, U.S.A. The service was conducted by me, with Archbishop William Downey and Bishop Lloyd Worley as my Co-consecrators and with the further assistance of Bishop Gaspar Torres.
     


    William Downey; Sr. Melinda Arndt; Bp. Lloyd Worley; Fr. J. Forth and Bp. Gaspar Torres.
    Thomas Miller; Sr. Donna Miller; Abp. L to R: Fr. T. Donovan; Abp. Graham Wale; Bp.

     

    On Sunday the 8th October Goran SVRDLIN was consecrated as a Bishop of our church and appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop for Croatia. The service took place at our Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Michel de Paris, Paris, France. The service was conducted by me, with Archbishops Christian Schoch and William Downey as my Co-consecrators and with the further assistance of Bishops Athanase Kaba, Richard Bayly and Thomas Miller.

    Rear: Abp. William Downey; Bp. Goran Svrdlin; Abp. Graham Wale; Abp. Christian Schoch.

    Front: Bp. Thomas Miller; Bp. Richard Bayly; Bp. Athanase Kaba.
     

    On Sunday the 15th October. Ferenc HEISZER was consecrated as a Bishop of our Church and appointed as an Auxiliary Bishop for Hungary. The service took place at our Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Michel de Paris, Paris, France. The service was conducted by me, with Archbishops William Downey and Bertil Mebius-Schroder as my Co-consecrators and with the further assistance of Archbishop Christian Schoch and Bishops Francis Vinkler, Athanase Kaba, Richard Bayly and Thomas Miller.
     


     

    Rear: Abp. Bertil Mebius-Schroder; Abp. Graham Wale; Bp. Ferenc Heiszer; Abp. William Downey

    Front: Bp. Thomas Miller; Bp. Richard Bayly; Abp. Christian Schoch; Bp. Francis Vinkler; Bp. Athanase Kaba
     

    We look forward “unto many years” of service for and with our new Bishops.

     

    X Graham

    Presiding Archbishop

    Feast of All Souls, 2017

  • All Saints and All Souls
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  •  Date Posted: Wed, 1 Nov 2017
    All Saints and All Souls
    Read an interesting newsletter from Bp Richard on Halloween, All Saints and All Souls (attached) .  You can also see it at smlcc.com.au.
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  • The Icons of Melbourne
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017
    The Icons of Melbourne
    Have a look at this fascinating article about the beautiful icons in the Church of St John the Beloved in Melbourne.
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  • New sign at St John the Beloved
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 12 Oct 2017
    New sign at St John the Beloved
    A new parish sign was installed outside the church in September 2017.
    Libby Shade (Secretary) and Fr. Fred Shade (Vicar) pictured here, admiring the results.
  • Have you seen?
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 5 Oct 2017
    Have you seen?
    Have you seen the gorgeous stained glass windows in the Church of St Francis and St Alban in Sydney.  It's worth a visit?
     
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