Program for April and Holy Week 2019

PROGRAM FOR THE MT ATHOS CONFESSOR FR DAMASKINOS AT GYMEA, SYDNEY.

The very experienced Athonite Confessor Fr Damaskinos will do the Pre sanctified Liturgy on HOLY TUESDAY 8 -10 am and will hear Holy Confession afterwards.

He will also be doing confession at our Parish the Holy Liturgy on Bright Monday morning which is of course St George’s Day!

ENQUIRIES: Fr Constantine 0418 511212

Dear Parishioners,

Pray that you are all well. We are moved into the swing of 2019.
We hopefully all have enjoyed Christmas, New Year, Epiphany and blessing of homes. We thank you for your participation!

We have had an exciting February with school starting. Our Greek schools at Gymea, Illawong (Tharawal) and Newington have begun with many new children. Greek dancing classes have started with Maria Karabellas. Also we have started the play group (Thursday 10-12) and the Paraklesis to Panagia combined with the seniors group (Tuesday 930-12). Our adult fellowship has also started on Wednesdays 7:30-9pm, so please refer to the fellowship program and take up the opportunity to learn more about our Faith. Byzantine music lessons are on Fridays from 6pm. Finally, for the first time adult Modern Greek classes for beginners have started on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm. Sunday school will begin the 3rd of March after Holy Communion. All are welcome to participate in these programs.

The Program for the Month of March brings the All Souls Saturdays, start of Lent and all the amazing Services associated with Lent such as the Presanctified Liturgies, Evening Complines, Salutations, Sunday of Orthodoxy, St Gregory Palamas and 25th March!!! On the 31st of March the Holy Confessor for Mt Athos, Fr Damaskinos will be hearing Confession in Greek and possibly do a talk in the evening. For those of you who prefer English Confession you are welcome to contact myself.

The Program for the Month of April and Holy Week is attached too. This includes one Evening Presanctified Liturgy, the Great Canon (poetic prayer service of repentance), Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God and St George’s day the Monday after Easter. Please note for Palm Sunday we will have a luncheon in the Hall - bookings are essential. Holy Week is an uplifting experience for all of us. Please come to the Services! Please note to participate in Holy Communion a clean heart, love, humility and repentance are what count.

May we all have a blessed and enjoyable Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2019.

Fr Constantine Varipatis

Saint Stylianos Website

Activities of the Parish

  • Sunday School
  • Greek School
  • Teenage Fellowship
  • Adult Fellowship
  • OMAΔA HLIKIΩMENΩN
  • Byzantine Music Lessons
  • Play Group

Missionary Work

St Stylianos Parish now supports principally the Mission, Theological College and University in the Congo, Africa.

Articles on Missionary Work supported by St Stylianos Parish and on Missionary Work  supported by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia by Father Constantine.

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NEW SCRIPTURE TEACHERS

If you would like to help in the teaching of the Gospel and our Church Tradition to our children, please contact us to become a Scripture teacher. We have a Basic Accreditation Course organised at Marrickville Parish for newcomers into this blessed task. Please register with Fr Constantine ph 0418511212.

Car Parking
Parishioners are requested to be mindful of neighbours, and respectful of nature strips when parking in and around the church grounds. Those vehicles that are illegally parked will be fined by the local council.


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To find out about subscribing to the college's journal (Phronema) and also the latest upcoming events, particularly in terms of attending guest lectures, courses and symposia, please visit the St Andrews Theological College website.

Services for the Aged provided by the Greek Welfare Centre

GWC Community Services provides Aged Care Services in the regions of Sydney, Illawarra and Hunter. Free Call for all Aged Care Enquiries 1800 77 66 42. Further information available in both Greek and English