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Bears on Stairs 2019

St Paul’s Cathedral has teamed up with World Vision Australia to hold ‘Bears on Stairs’ for the second year in a row.

Show your support for the forgotten humanitarian crisis of the Democratic Republic of Congo and send the 1,700 children forced to flee their homes every day a little love by donating a bear.

Every bear donated will be sent directly to the DRC or to Asylum Seeker Charities, either way each Teddy Bear will be lovingly gifted to the children! Donations open on the 26th of February and Bears on Stairs will be held on the 8th of April at 12.30pm on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Keep an eye on our social media for more updates or visit World Vision Australia’s website for more details.

 

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Lent, Holy Week & Easter 2019

Journey through Lent and Holy Week with us at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne

LENT

Regular Services: www.cathedral.org.au/worship/regular-services/

The Dean’s Lent Sermon Series
Each Sunday, during the 10.30am Choral Eucharist
The Dean of Melbourne, The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, reflects on what it means to be a faithful follower of Jesus today, drawing on the Gospel of Luke and the thoughts of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
More Information: www.cathedral.org.au/2019/02/17/lent2019/

Bible Study
Sunday’s 10.45am to 12noon.
Following the 9.00am Eucharist and Morning Tea. These sessions will follow a Lent theme.

Preparation for Baptism and Confirmation on Easter Day.
At 6am on Easter Day, 21 April, we will have a service of Baptism and Confirmation. The Confirmation Preparation Course begins on Sunday 10 March, 12.15-1.15pm, following the morning services, and continuing at that time each Sundays until Easter Day. Please speak to Canon Christopher Carolane to register your interest: 9653 4320 or  ccarolane@stpaulscathedral.org.au

PALM SUNDAY | 14th April 2019

8:00am BCP Holy Communion
9:00am Family Style Service

10:30am Blessing of Palms and Procession with Choral Eucharist
Gather at Federation Square for the blessing of Palms and join the procession to the Cathedral for the Choral Eucharist.
Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne
6:00pm Choral Evensong

Monday – Wednesday during Holy Week
9:00am Eucharist
12:15pm Midday Eucharist
5:15pm Choral Evensong (Monday: Evening Prayer)

Maundy Thursday | 18th April 2019

6:00pm Choral Eucharist with washing of feet
An evocative service remembering the Last Supper, at which Jesus washed the feet of his friends, followed by a silent vigil of prayer
Preacher: The Right Reverend Alison Taylor

Good Friday | 19th April 2019

9:00am Choral Liturgy of the Cross and Communion
A solemn telling of the Passion story in music and commemoration of the death of Jesus on the Cross with opportunity for personal prayers under the Cross
Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne

12:30pm Devotions under the Cross
A meditative service of readings, addresses, Passion hymns and prayers, marking the final three hours of Jesus’ life and his death on the Cross
Preacher: The Right Revd Alison Taylor

7:00pm The Crucifixion – John Stainer
A telling of the Passion story through the music of John Stainer, performed by the Cathedral Choir of boys and men. Free admission: a donation of $25 per person will help cover the costs of this Good Friday tradition
Preacher: The Revd Emily Fraser

Easter Day | 21st April 2019

6:00am Easter Vigil with Baptism and Confirmation
A dramatic dawn service from darkness to light, with lighting of the new fire and Easter candle, Baptism and Confirmation and first Eucharist of Easter
Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne

8:00am Traditional Language Service
Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer 1662 with Easter hymns
Preacher: The Revd Canon Heather Patacca, Precentor

9:00am Family-style service
A celebratory Eucharist with Easter hymns, children’s activities and Easter eggs
Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne

10:30am Choral Eucharist
A festive Choral Eucharist with Blessing of the Easter Garden, led by the Archbishop of Melbourne.

下午二时正  复活节华语圣餐崇拜 | 2:00pm Easter Service in Mandarin
复活节主日下午二时正  A celebration of the Easter story with Communion, led in Mandarin Language

6:00pm Choral Evensong with ANZAC commemoration
Choral Evensong with festive music for Easter

Discipleship: Following Jesus today

Join Dean of Melbourne, Dr Andreas Loewe, this Lent as he reflects on what it means to be faithful followers of Jesus.

Dean Andreas’ Lent Addresses draw on the Gospel of Luke and the thoughts of German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was moved from prison to a Nazi concentration camp 75 years ago this year for his active part in the German Resistance.

Addresses are delivered every Sunday in Lent at 10:30am at St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne. The talks, and resources for group study, are also available Sunday by Sunday via this portal page.

 

10 March 2019 – First Sunday in Lent
‘Walk with me’: Christ’s Insistent Call

Prior Reading: Luke 5.27-31 – Jesus calls Levi

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17 March 2019 – Second Sunday in Lent
‘Do this and you will live’: Following Christ’s Call

Prior Reading: Luke 10.25-39 – The Good Samaritan

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24 March 2019 – Third Sunday in Lent
‘I have found what I lost’: Costly Grace

Prior Reading: Luke 15.1-10 – The Parable of the Lost sheep and the Lost Coin

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31 March 2019 – Fourth Sunday in Lent
‘Take up your cross and follow me’: Christ’s Call and the Cross

Prior Reading: Luke 9.18-26 – Peter’s Confession

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7 April 2019 – Fifth Sunday in Lent
‘Do not love your world‘: Becoming Followers

Prior Reading: Luke 14.25-33 – ‘Whoever does not hate father, mother, wife and children … and even life itself cannot be my disciple’ 

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14 April 2019 – Palm Sunday
‘Blessed is the King’: Sharing Christ’s Body

Prior Reading: Luke 19.28-40 – Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem

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Ordination of Deacons – Saturday 9th February 2019

We are delighted that Archbishop Philip Freier will be ordaining 20 candidates as Deacons in the Church of God at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 9th February at 10.30am. The preacher will be the Revd Jan Crombie, Rector of Kenmore and Brookfield in the Diocese of Queensland, who has led the ordinands’ retreat over the past few days. Jan was formally Archdeacon of Parish Partnerships in the Diocese of Melbourne. We wish all the ordinands every blessing in this new stage of their ministry.

All are welcome to attend, but for those unable to be here in person, a live stream of the service will be available on our Facebook page, from 10.20am AEDT, Saturday 9th February. If your timezone makes live streaming impractical, you can also replay the service at a later time via the same link.

Download Order of Service her: Ordination of Deacons 9th Feb 2019

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Farewell to The Revd Canon Dr Jill Firth

After five years as an Assistant Priest at St Paul’s, The Revd Canon Dr Jill Firth will be moving from the pulpit to the pew to worship at her local parish church with her husband, Archdeacon Len Firth. She remains a full-time lecturer in Old Testament studies at Ridley Melbourne.

Dean Andreas said “We have very much appreciated having Jill as a member of our team, ministering faithfully among our 9am Family Service members and Bible Study programs. I am grateful that Jill was able to share with us in leading that congregation during a period of successful congregational growth. Jill – we thank you for preaching and presiding, and your teaching and community building!”

We have an opportunity to thank her for her ministry here at a special morning tea on Sunday 3 February after the 9am service.

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‘Danube & Beyond’ Exhibition

This February, the Cathedral is delighted to be hosting ‘Danube & Beyond’, an exhibition of watercolours by associate priest Fr Ray McInnes, painted during a river cruise through central Europe in 2018.

All are invited to attend the exhibition opening at 12pm on Sunday 17 February (immediately following the 10.30am Choral Eucharist).

Limited edition paintings and prints will be for sale, with proceeds going towards the upcoming appointment of a Canon Missioner for St Paul’s Cathedral.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided – please RSVP to Fr Ray by 11 February, for catering purposes.

‘Danube & Beyond’ will be on display in the Cathedral’s Transept Gallery until Easter.

 

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Ordination of Priests – 24 November 2018

We are delighted that Archbishop Philip Freier will be ordaining 23 candidates as Priests in the Church of God at St Paul’s Cathedral on Saturday 24 November at 10.30am. The preacher will be the Rt Revd Lindsay Urwin OGS, Vicar of Christ Church Brunswick, who has led the ordinands’ retreat over the past few days. We wish all the ordinands every blessing in this new stage of their ministry.

All are welcome to attend, but for those unable to be here in person, a live stream of the service will be available on our Facebook page, from 10.20am AEDT, Saturday 24 November. If your timezone makes live streaming impractical, you can also replay the service at a later time via the same link. If you would like to follow along with the order of service, a copy can be downloaded below:

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New Canon Missioner for St Paul’s

The Cathedral Chapter have elected the Revd Canon Robert Yee Hin Vun as the inaugural Canon Missioner of St Paul’s Cathedral. Canon Vun currently is the Vicar of St Matthias’ Church, North Richmond and the Coordinator of Chinese Ministries in the Diocese of Melbourne. For almost 12 years, Robert has been a member of the Cathedral Chapter. Robert is married to Ruth, who volunteers with our English as a Second Language program and as a Cathedral guide.

Robert brings with him extensive knowledge of ministry in a cross-cultural setting, including ministry in Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Bahasa. Robert said: ‘It is with delight and also with great humility that I accept God’s call to my new role as the Canon Missioner. I covet your prayers and support as I embark on this heavy responsibility by faith in our Almighty God’.

Canon Robert is passionate about reaching out to the people of Melbourne and those visiting our Cathedral: ‘It is my passion to evangelise, disciple and multiply disciple makers to do the same’, Canon Robert explained: ‘This, to me is making the gospel fully known to everyone – from the unchurched to church leaders’.

Reflecting on his new responsibilities, Canon Robert said: ‘This is a pivotal post that enhances and enriches the life and witness of the Cathedral in multiple ways. I look forward to facilitating the effectiveness of the Cathedral in its outreach, discipleship and growing of leaders’.

Dean of Melbourne, the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, said: ‘We are delighted that Canon Robert is joining our team as the inaugural Canon Missioner. Robert’s gifts will enable him to build connections with those who live, work and study in our great multicultural city, and equip our existing members to share in this ministry and mission. We look forward to welcoming Robert, and his wife Ruth, to the Cathedral family in this new role’.

Canon Vun will take up his appointment as Canon Missioner on 31 March 2019. On taking up his appointment, he will relinquish his governance responsibilities on Chapter and become a Cathedral Canon instead. In addition to his duties, he will remain a reserve Defence Force Chaplain with the Melbourne University Regiment.

 

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‘Not a Creature was Stirring’: Refugee installation comes to St Paul’s for Christmas

A Christmas tree made from the life-jackets of Syrian children is shown at St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne this festive season as a reminder of the plight of refugees the world over. Archibald-prize winning artist Ben Quilty and Mirra Whale created the 12-foot tree from hundreds of child-sized life-jackets abandoned on the beaches of Lesbos.

The Dean of Melbourne, the Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, said: “Ben Quilty’s sculpture, Not a creature was stirring, is a powerful reflection on the human cost of war and conflict. The hi-vis Christmas tree at the entrance of our Cathedral is a reminder that Jesus and his family became refugees almost immediately after his birth. It is an invitation to us to open our hearts to help people displaced by war and conflict.”

During the height of the Syrian civil war hundreds of refugees daily undertook the journey from Turkey to the European Union by boat. Overcrowded vessels, unsafe flotation devices and insufficient coastguard provision made crossing the Eastern Aegean perilous. The pile of life-jackets left on the beaches became a symbol of a safe crossing.

Loewe grew up on the coast of South Wales and was involved in the UK lifeboat service there. “I remember what it’s like to pull people of the freezing water, often by their life-jackets,” he explained. “And so when we were approached by a private collector asking whether we would host the life-jacket Christmas tree, I immediately said yes”.

Dean Loewe said: “At the height of the Lesbos boat arrivals, one of my friends from UWC Atlantic College, Robin Jenkins, brought a UK lifeboat to Lesbos. Robin joined Greek coastguards to help save refugees from drowning. Their success is reflected in this sculpture: Ben’s tree of life-jackets is a sign what it means to be saved – literally being snatched from death to be given a new life.”

Quilty’s sculpture is displayed alongside images drawn by Syrian refugee children. Travelling to refugee camps in Northern Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan at the invitation of aid agency World Vision International, Quilty worked with primary-school aged children to give voice to their story and their hopes.

St Paul’s Cathedral has been vocal in advocating for refugees for many years, and its successful outreach programs serve countless new migrants to Melbourne. Dean Loewe said: “Ben’s exhibitions bring the conflicts of distant places close to home. I hope that our Christmas exhibition will encourage Melburnians to share with us in making refugees welcome in our city and nation. I hope that any will join us in our advocacy and concern for those who have lost their homes, and who now need to build a new life in our nation”.

Quilty’s sculpture is on display at St Paul’s until February 2019.

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Remembrance Sunday Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist on the Centenary of Armistice Day
Sunday 11th November 10.30am

A traditional Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir with Act of Remembrance on the Corners of Flinders and Swanston Streets at 11am. Bishop Bradley Billings will preach, reflecting on the contributions of Aboriginal Australians to the ANZACs, and the accomplishments of Cathedral Canon, Sir Harry Chauvel, and Victorian, Sir John Monash, as part of the AIF Campaigns.

Services on Remembrance Sunday
8.00am BCP Holy Communion
9.00am Family Style Eucharist
10.30am Remembrance Sunday Choral Eucharist
6.00pm Choral Evensong