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DIOCESE OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND: July 14, 2008
The Hand of St Elizabeth Continues Its Travels Throughout the Parishes of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand

On July 9-11, 2008, the reliquary containing the hand of Holy Martyr Elizabeth visited Our Lady of Kazan Convent in Kentlyn, NSW (near Sydney), which was founded by Archbishop Savva (Raevsky, +1976) and established under Abbess Elena (Oustinov, +1984). The spiritual father of this convent at one time was Protopriest Rostislav Gan, who built the large Intercession of the Holy Virgin Church in Cabramatta. The latter church had already welcomed the relics of St Elizabeth on the feast day of St John of Shanghai.  

Deacon Nicholas Olhovsky, the current caretaker of the holy relic, delivered it to the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul, where, on July 12, the clergy and parishioners celebrated their feast day. His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion officiated at divine services along with a host of the clergymen of the Diocese. The following day, the reliquary was taken to Perth, where His Eminence celebrated Divine Liturgy at SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church together with the parish rector and Deacon Nicholas

Our Lady of Kazan Convent, Kentlyn
Divine Liturgy at SS Peter and Paul Church, Perth
Feast Day at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul