Programme for December 2014 - January 2015



Dear Parishioners,

The Parish runs Modern Greek Language Schools in the Sutherland Shire at two locations on a non-profit basis. Greek dancing lessons are also run at two locations.

Enrolment for Greek Language classes will be at Tharawal Primary, Illawong on Monday 2.02.15 between 4 and 5pm, and at the Gymea Greek Orthodox Church Hall (808 The Kingsway, Gymea) over 2 weeks: Tues 27.1.15 and Wed 28.01.15 and Tues 3.02.15 and Wednesday 4.02.15 between 4 and 5pm. Lessons start at Tharawall on Monday 9th Feb and at Gymea 10th and 11th Feb.
Enquires: Fr Constantine 0418511212.

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. Enrolments for Sylvania Hts are from Wednesday 28th January 2015 and at Gymea on the dates above.
Enquires: Maria 0431152159

Fr Constantine Varipatis
Parish Priest
12th of January, 2015

Guided tour - Journey of St Paul and Classical Greece.

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, a guided tour titled Journey of St Paul and Classical Greece will be departing Australia on June 4, 2015. The group will commence their journey with a pre-scheduled audience with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, before travelling to the places where the Apostle Paul first proclaimed the Christian message in Greece

Professional guides will explain all the major sites in English. The tour is open to all interested people, whether Greek Orthodox or not.

While the return date is June 20, members of the group are free to extend their stay in Greece or Europe if they choose to at no extra cost. To see the full itinerary, click on attachment.

With regards & thanks
Fr Elpidios

Saint Stylianos Website

Activities of the Parish

  • Sunday School
  • Greek School
  • Teenage Fellowship
  • Adult Fellowship
  • Scouts and Cubs
  • 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.



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.



Things to remember for 2015 ...

  1. English Liturgy every 1st Saturday of the Month starting 7th of Feb at 6.30 pm.
  2. Youth Group for teenagers in our Hall every SATURDAY at 4.30 pm starting 7th of February.
  3. Adult Fellowship begins 17th Feb 7.30 pm at Hall. It will be held on TUESDAYS.
  4. Sunday School usually begins the first Sunday in March. Please gather in the Church and then go to the Hall. Start date TBΑ closer to date.
  5. Our Parishes Scouts and Cubs start back on Friday 30th of January in the Hall at 6.45 pm
  6. Greek School enrolments are: At Tharawall (Mon 2nd Feb) & at Gymea (Tues 27th Jan and Tues 3rd Feb). Classes start 9th Feb at Tharawall and 10th and 11th Feb at Gymea. NB FOR GYMEA: CLASSES FOR KINDY 1 & 2 ON TUESDAYS AND 3,4,5 & 6 ON WEDNESDAYS 4.00 - 6.30pm
  7. Greek Dancing Registration for will be Wed 28th Jan at Sylvania Hts Primary for all ages and Tuesday 27th Feb & 3rd Feb at Gymea Church Hall - beginners only. Enquiries:0431152159 (Maria)
  8. Seniors Group (Tuesdays 9.30am) starts 17th February in Hall.
  9. Play Group (Thursdays 10am) starts 19th February in Hall
  10. Byzantine Music Lessons ( Friday 5.30pm) starts 30th January.