Programme for April 2015

Dear Parishioners,
We look forward to being together for HOLY WEEK and many important feast days such as St George.

PARKING:Please remember the Parking in the TAFE will be available on Palm Sunday, Holy Friday and Holy Saturday.

On Holy Saturday evening for the Resurrection Service we want our Parishioners to move to the back of the Church Car park so more people can be in view. Also please note it is a blessing to stay right to the end of the Service, that is, after the Resurrection Service, go back int the Church and receive Holy Communion. Please endeavour to prepare for Holy Communion by Holy Confession, Prayer and Fasting.

Also please note the following:

HOLY CONFESSION
It is important that we ask God and our fellow human beings for forgiveness especially at this time of Lent so we can progress as Chrstians and not be weighted down by our sins.
We do this by humbling ourselves through Repentance, Prayer and Fasting.
This is complete when done in the Church with the Priest present as our Spiritual Father.
Father Constantine has the blessing to be a Spiritual Father from His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos and can hear your confession. He will be available leading up to Holy week on Thursdays 4.00-5.30pm and Fridays 3.30 to 6.30pm. You need to ring Father Constantine on 0418511212 to make a time.

PRE SANCTIFIED LITURGY
On First of April at 6.30pm, will be mainly in English - unique to Great Lent

PALM SUNDAY
After Church on Palm Sunday the Church has organised a luncheon in the Hall underneath the Church. Tickets are $20 for children and $40 for adults. Please book early. There will be a table after Church

FELLOWSHIP
Meets on Thursday nights now at 7.30 pm.

Sunday School, Play Group, Greek School, Greek Dancing , Byzantine Music lessons have started.

God bless you all.
Fr Constantine

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 Supports the Feeding Program of 300 children in Kenya as well as the Orthodox Theological College and University in the Congo, Africa.

An article on Missionary Work supported by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia by Father Constantine.

Links


Announcements

Scripture Teachers
Teaching the word of God is a great blessing for us all. We need parents who are prepared to dedicate an hour a week to teaching our children.

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.


Announcements

115 YEARS of the GREEK-AUSTRALIAN ALLIANCE 1899-2014

This illustrated article traces the courage and sacrifice of so many during 115 Years of the Greek Australian Alliance.

Excerpt:
"1915, 4th March
– The first Anzacs landed on Lemnos island, in Moudros Harbour and were part of the largest armada ever assembled at that time. The island served as the main base of operations for the Gallipoli Campaign, including hospitals. In the waters around Lemnos and the island’s soil now rest over 220 Anzacs. The most famous Lemnian on Gallipoli was the donkey used by Simpson to rescue wounded Anzacs."

Download full article.

Educational Tour on the theme of the Journey of St Paul and Classical Greece.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We would like to bring to your attention that with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, an educational tour will be taking place between June 4-20, 2015 on the theme of the Journey of St Paul and Classical Greece.

The tour will be led by the tireless and enthusiastic Very Rev. Archimandrite Elpidios Karalis, a graduate of St Andrew’s Theological College and the priest in charge of St Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Parish and Community in Perth and Mr Dimitri Kepreotes, faculty member of St Andrew’s Theological College.

This tour will be of great interest to the faithful, and to friends of Orthodoxy, who wish to follow the sites that the Apostle Paul travelled to in Greece, in addition to classical sites, with professional guides to explain them all.

Non-Greek friends, neighbours and colleagues are most welcome as well, as all the sites will be explained in English by professional guides.

We also include a special audience for our group with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in modern Istanbul (Constantinople) on June 6, plus Thessaloniki, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia, Rhodes and Patmos.

Already travellers are booking from Melbourne, Perth and Cairns. So anyone from anywhere in Australia is able to join us.

Our Melbourne-based travel agent Steven Green is also available to speak to a group of any interested persons who may wish to have an information evening about the itinerary.

Those who wish to stay on in Europe beyond the return date are of course free to do so.

Other than this, the brochure at this link is quite self-explanatory. Do not hesitate to contact Olive Tree Travel if you would like any further information.

However, bookings must be made almost immediately (at the latest by Monday 30 March) as the number of travellers needs to be finalised very soon with the airlines and hotels. 

This is a chance to promote our faith and heritage!

 



Things to remember for 2015 ...

  1. English Liturgy every 1st Saturday of the Month at 6.30 pm. Future Dates: 14th March, 2nd May.
  2. Adult Fellowship will now be held on Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Church Hall.
  3. Sunday School registrations on 1st of March and starts on the 8th March.
  4. Enrolment for Greek Language classes have now closed. Enquiries: Fr Constantine 0418511212.
  5. Greek Dancing lessons are held every Wednesday at Sylvania Heights Primary School Hall from 6.30pm for all ages and every Tuesday at Gymea Church Hall (808 The Kingsway, Gymea) at 6.30pm for beginners. Enquiries: Maria 0431152159
  6. Seniors Group (Tuesdays 9.30am) starts 17th February in Hall.
  7. Play Group (Thursdays 10am) starts 19th February in Hall
  8. Byzantine Music Lessons ( Friday 5.30pm) starts 30th January
  9. PALM SUNDAY LUNCHEON - book early for our next function on Sunday 5th of April after Church in our Hall