JUNE 2012

Saint Stylianos Website

Activities of the Parish

  • Sunday School
  • Greek School
  • Teenage Fellowship
  • Adult Fellowship
  • Scouts and Cubs
  • OMAΔA HLIKIΩMENΩN - Senior Citizens Group
  • Byzantine Music Lessons
  • Play Group

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
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Iconostasis

We have been blessed with a new, magnificent Marble iconostasis which adorns the church. This has been built through the grace of God, and we would be humbled by your donations to assist us in paying for this beautiful structure. Please contact Fr. Constantine Varipatis on 0418 511 212, or send a cheque or money order to P.O.Box 170 Sylvania Sydney, N.S.W 2224 Australia.

Youth Fellowship
Programme May - June

Recent News and Events

It is a great joy to communicate with each and every one of you once again. We have been able to appreciate our Church Community in a very real way. Indeed, our Iconography continues in the Altar area. Also the introduction of leadlight windows and new Altar cloths into the Church has been a further blessing, and really, we thank our donors.

Our Services in the Orthodox Church are unique and help us to find real meaning in life. They transfigure us as we worship God. In particular, I would encourage people to attend Matins on Sunday morning at 8.00 - 9.30am now available in English on www.ematins.org. Also we have started an English Liturgy every 3rd Saturday of the Month at 5.30pm so all can understand every word in English.

The Church’s work with our young and old continues and we encourage people to leave their Internet address with us so we can communicate with them. To register your email please join the St Stylianos mailing list (click on image at above right). Also Greek Language and Sunday Schools, adult and teenage Youth Groups, Cubs, Scouts and Byzantine Music lessons continue. Also our Tuesday Seniors’ Group in the Hall and Paraklesis has been a wonderful forum for our elderly.

Finally, please note in your diary that our Annual Fundraiser for the feeding program in Kenya and other parts of Africa is on Sunday after the Liturgy on the 14th October, 2012 in the Church Hall. If you would like raffle tickets please contact us. For those on the mailing list annual raffle tickets are for sale to assist the Parish and 3 raffle books have been sent. Also on the cover sheet of the raffles you are able to make a further donation to the Church as well. We hope you can support your Parish once again. When you have filled out your tickets please return the butts together with any unpurchased tickets in the envelope provided.

A big thank you to our sponsors for our Annual Raffle and Dance. The Raffle will be drawn at our Annual Dance at Doltone House, Sylvania Waters, on the 25th of August 2012. You are welcome to start booking your seat or table for the Annual Dance. In fact, we would greatly appreciate your early bookings. We thank you for your support and may God bless you and your family.

Fr Constantine

Photogallery from Easter at Saint Stylianos

 


DOLTONE HOUSE BELGRAVE ESPLANADE SYLVANIA WATERS
SATURDAY 25th OF AUGUST FROM 6.30PM
HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THIS GREAT FUN EVENT - PLEASE BOOK EARLY
*Includes 3 course meal, drinks, band, Greek Dancing Performance
& Dancing for everyone
TO BOOK YOUR TABLE PLEASE RING FR CONSTANTINE 0418 51 1212
COST: ADULTS $90 & CHILDREN $45





Adult Fellowship every Wednesday at 7:30pm in Hall.

Teenage Fellowship every Saturday at 4.30 pm in Hall. This is a very popular fellowship with a lot of fun and games.

Sunday School every Sunday after Holy Communion (Commences beginning of March.)

Scouts and Cubs every Friday at 6.30 pm in Hall. These are Greek Orthodox Groups. We have trained leaders. Also Fr Constantine is Chaplain. This is something of great benefit for our young people.

Greek School at various locations.

OMAΔA HLIKIΩMENΩN - SENIOR CITIZENS GROUP
Our Senior’s group is every Tuesday at 9.30am with Prayer (usually Paraklisis). After this we have our morning tea and activities. Th seniors have a great time.

BYZANTINE MUSIC LESSONS
Philip Kariatlis is doing lessons for our children on Friday Evening at the Church.

PLAY GROUP
Play group is every Thursday at 10.00am in the Church Hall. All Kids and Parents are welcome. Further Information

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


Fundraising for Africa at St Stylianos Parish, Gymea, Sydney

Visit the Saint Clements Orthodox School for Orphans website.