Programme for September, October and the beginning of November 2017

With the start of September we not only start the renewal of Creation with Spring but a new Church Year! This means we can say to all :
A HAPPY AND BLESSED NEW YEAR!

The September program is full of beautiful Services : New Ecclesiastical year Service 1st Sept, Birth of the Mother of God 8th Sept, Holy Cross 14 Sept, St Sophia and 3 daughters 17 Sept and much more.


In October please note the Service for St Luke on the 18 of October will be held at St Basil’s Hellenic Village Miranda Nursing Home (Wandella Road) as the Chapel there is dedicated to St Luke. All are welcome to come and see the nursing home. Also in October we celebrate Greek National Day.

Next English Liturgies: This Saturday 2nd September 6:30pm and none in November.

God bless
Fr Constantine

An Encyclical from His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, to all clergy and laity regarding the redefinition of the meaning of marriage through a Postal Survey.

INVITATION

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
New Icon of the Virgin Mary

'Bride of God and Protectress of Marriage'

In the conscience of the Orthodox Faithful the Virgin Mary, the Theotokos, is established as an intercessor and  protectress. In times of difficulty it is to Her, the Mother of all, that we run for refuge.

The love of the Orthodox Faithful for the Virgin Mary is also evident in the many names given to the Theotokos. One such new name is ‘Bride of God and Protectress of Marriage’.

His Eminence our Archbishop Stylianos has called upon all the Orthodox Faithful to come together before the new icon of the ‘Bride of God and Protectress of Marriage’ to pray, ‘that the Most Holy Theotokos protect Marriage, the Family and the future of all the faithful of the Church.’

This service of the Supplication to the Most Holy Theotokos will be celebrated on:

Sunday 17 September 2017 at 4pm, at the Church of Saint Nicholas, 203-207 Livingstone Rd Marrickville, presided by  His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis.

We strongly encourage you to attend with your family and as many relatives and friends as possible. 

It will be a great blessing for all to celebrate the arrival of the new icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, the ‘Bride of God and Protectress of Marriage’, and to beseech Her, in view of the plebiscite, to protect marriage, family and the future of our children.

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


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.


Upcoming Lectures at St Andrew's in 2017
August and September will be marked by renowned lecturers coming to Australia to St Andrews Theological College. These lectures will include Patristic Lectures by the Very Revd Professor John Behr, a course on Christian Ethics by Professor Perry Harmalis (28-31 August)  and a Symposium on the Holy Trinity and implications for everyday living (1-2 September). There will be associated public lectures as well. Try not to miss out on these.
For Further information see St Andrews Theological College Forthcoming Conferences and Events.

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

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.