The Orthodox Family Seminar

With blessings of His Grace Bishop Siluan, St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church Blacktown is organising an all day seminar dedicated to the Orthodox family in contemporary Australia.


24 NOVEMBER 2018

33-37 Second Av. Blacktown, NSW



Sessions will discuss topics such as: marriage without children, mixed marriage, raising children, choosing a spouse, etc.

The lecturers are widely known and highly qualified in these areas, as well as in Orthodox spirituality.

Archimandrite Alexis (Rosentool) – the founder and spiritual father of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery near Bombala, well-known iconographer and a spiritual director.

Rev. Fr. Dr. George Liangas – child psychiatrist, an Orthodox priest and a father of four children.

Rev. Fr. Veselin Svorcan – Orthodox priest, a master theologian and experienced social worker, father of three children.



09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcoming address

10:15 First Session: Very Rev. Fr. Alexis (Rosentool): “Childless Family”

11:00 Q&A

11:30 Morning Tea

11:45 Second session: Rev. Fr. Dr George Liangas: “Raising Orthodox children in 21st century Australia”

12:30 Q&A

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Third Session Rev. Fr. Veselin Svorcan “Choosing a spouse in God’s will”

14:45 Q&A

15:15-15:30 Afternoon tea and Closing



To cover costs and organise catering it is necessary to register in advance. Registration fee is $25, students $10.

Payments can be made:

1. Cheque or Money Order to “St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church Blacktown” mailed to PO BOX 115 Blacktown, NSW, 2148.

2. Direct Deposit to the following account:
Branch: Westpack Blacktown NSW
BSB: 032-071
ACC: 601758
ACC NAME: St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church.
Please use your surname as your reference number.

Receipts will be included in your seminar packs.



When registering more than one participant please indicate the name to whom the receipt should be issued as well as the names of all participants for name tags and Seminar packs.

Please indicate any dietary requirements (allergies, lent, vegetarian, etc.)

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