Programme for March 2015

Dear Parishioners,

March is an exciting Month in the life of the Church. We have started Great Lent and the fasting period. We have all of the Sundays of Great Lent starting with Sunday of Orthodoxy this weekend 1st March. Later in the evening, there will be a Pan Orthodox Vespers of Orthodoxy at St Nicholas Church, Marrickville at 7.00pm. All Orthodox attend this beautiful service.


Next weekend (7th and 8th of March), we celebrate the (2nd) Sunday of Great Lent and feast day of St Gregory Palamas with Vespers on Saturday Evening at 7.30pm and Matins and Holy Liturgy on Sunday 8-11am with His Grace Bishop Seraphim serving. We invite you all to come.

The Sundays of Great Lent continue with Veneration of the Holy Cross (3rd), St John Climacus (4th) and St Mary of Egypt (5th). Great Canon is a great expression of repentance from Old Testament to New Testament expressed in poetic hymnograpy. It is heard only once a year. It will be sung Monday 23rd of March at 5.30pm.

   

Also we celebrate Greek National Day. Apart from the Services it is significant to note that this year we will return to the OPERA HOUSE FOR CELEBRATIONS!


The English Liturgy is March 14th this month. Also there will not be any in April but the next one will be May 2nd.

EVERY WEEK WE HAVE UNIQUE LENTEN SERVICES: EVENING COMPLINE, PRE SANCTIFIED LITURGY, AND SALUTATIONS TO THE VIRGIN MARY. PLEASE MAKE TIME FOR THESE IF YOU ARE ABLE.

God bless you,
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


Announcements

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.


Announcements

 



Things to remember for 2015 ...

  1. English Liturgy every 1st Saturday of the Month at 6.30 pm. Future Dates: 14th March, 2nd May.
  2. Adult Fellowship will now be held on Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Church Hall. Future Dates: 5th,12th,19th, & 26th March.
  3. Sunday School registrations on 1st of March and starts on the 8th March.
  4. Greek National Day Free bus available on the 22nd of March at noon to go to Martin Place.
  5. Enrolment for Greek Language classes have now closed. Enquiries: Fr Constantine 0418511212.
  6. 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. Enquiries: Maria 0431152159
  7. Seniors Group (Tuesdays 9.30am) starts 17th February in Hall.
  8. Play Group (Thursdays 10am) starts 19th February in Hall
  9. Byzantine Music Lessons ( Friday 5.30pm) starts 30th January
  10. PALM SUNDAY LUNCHEON - book early for our next function on Sunday 5th of April after Church in our Hall