Lately the Eparchy has had a number of the clergy succumb to serious illness.

A few months ago, Sub-deacon William Lawrence, of Brisbane, had a cancerous kidney removal. Just last week, after a routine check-up, cancer was found in his back. He will start chemotherapy this week.

Fr Danylo Novak is continuing to recover in another hospital in Brisbane and is waiting placement in a nursing home.

Fr Tony Warwarek in Hobart is out of hospital and has celebrated Divine Liturgy. This week he will travel to Launceston for Christmas celebrations.

Fr Alex Kenez is waiting for surgery in early February. He will have his second knee replacement.

During this holy time of the year please pray for our clergy and indeed for all who are in poor health.