Programme for February 2017


Dear Parishioners,

Hope you are all refreshed for the New Year and ready to enjoy the Church Services and Parish life. Please view the Program for February 2017.

Please note the Services: Presentation of Our Lord, St Haralambos and the All Souls Saturdays (note that only the first All Souls Saturday starts at 7am). Also there are many other important Services.

Before we start Great Lent Maria Karabelas, our dance teacher, is organising with the Parish a Trivia Night on Friday 17th of February for fundraising for our proposed Preschool and for a fun night in the Church Hall. All are welcome to come. Tables are 8 people and the cost is $35 each. There are many prizes to be won! Also if your business would like to sponsor the event please contact Fr Constantine on 0418511212 or Maria on 0431152159. Our list of Sponsors so far is attached. We really do thank them all.

Lent starts with the Vespers of Forgiveness on Sunday 26 Feb at the Archdiocese with Vespers of Forgiveness at 7pm. Here we ask forgiveness from each other to enter Lent. Then we have the many Lenten Services during the week. Hope you can attend these.

Please note the dates below in "Things to remember for 2017” for the start of Greek School, Seniors, Play Group, Chanting and Choir, Fellowship, Greek Dancing and Sunday School.

Finally, for those in the Legal Profession it is worth noting that on Monday 6th February at the Archdiocese at Redfern at 6pm His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos will be doing a Special Service for the start of the Legal Term if you would like to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at Services and Events.

God bless you all.

Fr Constantine

See our new Facebook Page for photos and video from the St Stylianos Feast Day Service including a video of Agni Parthene Despina by St Stylianos Choir.

Saint Stylianos Website

Activities of the Parish

  • Sunday School
  • Greek School
  • Teenage Fellowship
  • Adult Fellowship
  • 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.


Things to remember for 2017 ...

1) English Liturgy usually 1st Saturday of the Month starting 4th of Feb at 6.30 pm. March, June, July, Sept there will be no Saturday English Liturgy: Alternative dates will be announced for those months.

2) Adult Fellowship begins 22nd Feb 7.30pm at Hall. It will be held on WEDNESDAYS.

3) Sunday School usually begins the first Sunday in March. Please gather in the Church and then go to the Hall. Start date is Sunday March 5th 2017.

4) Greek School enrolments are: At Tharawall (Mon 30th Jan) & at Gymea (Tues 31st Jan and Wed 1st Feb). Classes start 6th Feb at Tharawall and 7th and 8th Feb at Gymea on Church Hall. NB FOR GYMEA: CLASSES FOR KINDY 1 & 2 ON TUESDAYS AND 3,4,5 & 6 ON WEDNESDAYS 4.00 - 6.30pm Further details regarding enrolments for Greek School 2017 are attached. Please note the dates carefully.

5) Greek Dancing Registration & First Lesson will be Tues 31st January at Gymea Church Hall (beginners only) and Wed 1st Feb at Sylvania Hts Primary School Hall for all ages (registration and first lesson). Enquiries: 0431 152 159 (Maria). Please feel free to call or text.

6) Seniors Group (Tuesdays 9.30am) starts 14th February in Hall.

7) Play Group (Thursdays 10am) starts 16th February in Hall.

8) Byzantine Music Lessons (Friday 5:30pm) starts 3rd February.

9) Youth Group for teenagers in our Hall planned for every SATURDAY at 4.30 pm. Please register your interest with Fr Constantine.


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

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 wish 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.