Programme for December 2016 to January 2017

Announcements

Please read the Christmas Encyclical for 2016 from Archbishop Stylianos. The Parish and myself hope and pray you have a Blessed Christmas and New Year.

Place February 17th 2017 in your diaries to attend our Fundraising event for the building of the St Stylianos Child Care Centre. We will be hosting a GREEK TRIVIA NIGHT with food and fancy dress prizes and much more. Start planning to put together a team for a great night and help support this important project. Details attached.

Details regarding enrolments for Greek School 2017. Please note the dates carefully.

Thank you to all for your attendance at the St Stylianos Feast Day services and celebration on Sunday 27th Nov. Together we were able to take part in the services and enjoy the celebrations at our Panygiri in the Church Hall. Please see the links below for videos and photos from the St Stylianos Feast Day and other recent events.

God Bless
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
  • 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




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 TBΑ closer to date.

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.

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.