Program for September to October 2019
This is a short note to invite all of you to the Consecration of the Church of St Stylianos and the two Chapels dedicated to Sts Peter and Paul and St Gregory Palamas on Saturday19th of October, 2019 starting 7am in the morning with His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia and other Bishops and Clergy and all of our Faithful.
You may wonder what does the Consecration mean?
In the Christian Church, we believe in the sanctification of time and space. In particular, we bless the most sacred space of our life, the Church. This means on that day the Holy Altar and the Church are anointed with Myrrh, Saints Relics are cemented into the Altar and the “Andiminsia”, which are mini Epitaphs, are anointed and signed by the new Archbishop, and then, distributed to all the Churches around Australia to serve the Holy Liturgy upon. The Altars are embodied with special cloths and dressed with all new Altar Cloths. New Biblical, Altar and Communion vessels and books are put in place to celebrate the “baptism" of the Church! You are able to write your name on a small piece of paper that will be cemented into the Altar.
This a wonderful event in the life of the Church in Australia. Please try and keep that Saturday morning on the 19th of October free. There will be parking in the Tafe car park on the other side of the Kingsway. (Please note do not park next to a yellow line on the curb as you will be booked - regarded now as "No Stopping”). Hope you all enjoy this unique opportunity.
May we all experience the sanctification of our whole being and the world around us on this special occasion, and indeed, every moment and space of our life.
Prayerfully yours, Fr Constantine Varipatis.
The Consecration of a Church - Liturgy & Worship - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America With pictures from the consecration of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Brockton, MA, a walk through the service of a Church consecration.
St Stylianos Fellowship - Program for September 2019
Symposium of St Andrews Theological College on the Importance of Christology.
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.