Programme for June to August 2016

ANNOUNCEMENTS

This year we have a car Raffle sponsored by Larke Hoskins Honda and others to fundraise for the Pre School. Please help the Parish by buying one or more of only 2000 tickets. We do appreciate your help. A big thank you to our sponsors for our two Raffles and Gala Event.

This Raffle and others will be drawn at our Gala Event. This year it is at the Palais, Leichhardt. on 15th October, 2016. You are welcome to start booking your seat or table now. We would greatly appreciate early bookings. We thank you for your support and may God bless you and your family.  

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


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

Announcement from St Andrews Theological College regarding the vocation of priesthood.
We are privileged in Sydney to have the Theological College here in Sydney. We would like to encourage young people to study Theology to become Priests and Teachers. We have a real mission here not to be caught up in materialism, Technology and Syncretism in today’s society. Dedication to God and to service to our fellow human beings breaks these barriers.

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.


FUTURE FAMILIES FORUMS - LIVERPOOL & KOGARAH

Over the next few weeks several parishes will be holding forums on Same Sex ‘Marriage’ & ‘Safe Schools'. This is an excellent opporuntity to listen to these important talks and to ask questions.  

LIVERPOOL

WHERE: The Hall of the Parish & Community of Sts. Raphael, Irene & Nicholas
29 Forbes St, LIVERPOOL NSW 2170
WHEN: Monday 20 June 2016 at 7:30pm
SPEAKERS: Prof. Socrates Dokos and Mrs Velly Passas

KOGARAH

Featuring Dr David van Gend

WHERE: The Hall of the Parish & Community of The Resurrection of Our Lord | 20 Belgrave St. KOGARAH NSW 2217

WHEN: Friday 24 June 2016 at 7:00pm
SPEAKERS: Dr David van Gend is a family doctor, president of the Australian Marriage Forum and a frequent contributor to Australian debates on same sex ‘marriage’ and bioethics in newspapers, radio and television.

Also speaking will be Prof. James Athanasou and the Very Rev. Eusebios Pantanassiotis. Greek will also be used on the night.

Thank you for your support.

Speak Up for Marriage

Fellowship
Meets Wednesday at 7.30pm in Hall. The Hall is located under the Church – 808 Kingsway, Gymea. Parking is from Hotham Road entrance. We have the following talks coming up:

Wednesday 8th June

“Power of the Parables. It is simply going to be an in depth look into the parables and how important they are in understanding Jesus and our faith”

Presented by Arthur Tzortzis

Wednesday 15th June

Information Session on Safe Schools and the consequences of Same Sex Marriage. It will mean:
• Radical sex education in all our schools
• Gender Theory imposed on all of us
• Loss of or freedom of speech with those who oppose same sex marriage, possibly facing prosecution under anti discrimination

COME ALONG AND FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP DEFEND MARRIAGE

Presented by Joe Carolan who was a teacher in a “safe” school!

ENQUIRIES: Fr Constantine ph: 041851121

See our new Facebook Page for photos and videos of recent events.

Things to remember for 2016 ...

1) English Liturgy usually 1st Saturday of the Month starting 6th of Feb at 6.30 pm. Next dates are: March (no Service), April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August (no Service), September 3, October 1, November 5 and December 3.

2) Adult Fellowship begins 17th Feb 7.30pm at Hall. It will be held on WEDNESDAYS.

3) Sunday School begins the 13th March. Please gather in the Church and then go to the Hall.

4) Greek School enrolments are:

At Tharawall (Mon 1st Feb) & at Gymea (Tues 2nd Feb and Wed 3rd Feb). Classes start 8th Feb at Tharawall and 9th and 10th Feb at Gymea. NB FOR GYMEA: CLASSES FOR KINDY 1 & 2 ON TUESDAYS AND 3,4,5 & 6 ON WEDNESDAYS 4.00 - 6.30pm

5) Greek Dancing Registration will be Wed 27th January at Sylvania Hts Primary for all ages & Tue 2nd Feb at Gymea Church Hall (beginners only) - Enquiries:0431152159 (Maria)

6) Seniors Group (Tuesdays 9.30am) starts 16th February in Hall.

7) Play Group (Thursdays 10am) starts 18th February in Hall.

8) Byzantine Music Lessons ( Friday 6pm) starts 12th February.

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 on Monday 15th of February, 10am to 2pm. Please register with Fr Constantine ph 0418511212.