NOVEMBER 2011

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.

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

Recent News and Events

Greek Orthodox Australian Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis and St Andrew’s College Graduate conducts his first ordination.

On Sunday 9th October and with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis performed his first ordination and ordained Deacon Peter Mavrommatis to the Holy Priesthood, at the Parish of St Stylianos, Gymea. Concelebrating with His Grace in the Divine Liturgy were Fr Constantine Varipatis and Fr (Dr) George Liangas.

Especially noteworthy was the fact that all the celebrants were graduates or students of St Andrew’s  Theological College, as were many of the chanters and altar servers, which highlights the significant role of the Theological College in the life of the Church. In his address, His Grace Bishop Iakovos referred to Deacon Peter’s service thus far as a teacher at Saint Spyridon College, emphasising that the Priest must teach through word and deed. 

We pray that God grants many years to His Grace Bishop Iakovos who was consecrated in February of this year, and that He blesses the newly ordained Father Peter as he begins his new ministry.  May they always be worthy!

Full article available in recent edition of VEMA newspaper

See Photogallery from ordination by Bishop Iakovos


Fundraising for Africa at St Stylianos Parish, Gymea, Sydney

On Sunday 9th October the Parish of St Stylianos had the blessing of not only experiencing the outpouring of the Holy Spirit with its first Ordination, but also its 9th annual fundraiser for Africa, and especially, St Clements School in Kenya.

The Parish sponsors a feeding program in St Clements where 300 children come to the School from the slums and not only receive an education, but also two meals a day, breakfast and lunch. It is this feeding program that the Parish sponsors by sending $2,500 a month, through the blessing of Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox of Australia.   

A great thank you to our Sponsors, Church Committee, Ladies Auxiliary and Youth for working so hard to make the day a great success. A big thank you to all who attended. We raised $24,000! This is still not enough for the year’s sponsorship so if someone would like to help please contact: Fr Constantine Ph 0418 511 212 or you can make a direct deposit to Beirut Hellenic Bank: Parish of Sutherland Kenya - Africa A/C, BSB 942-202, A/C no: 194480.

Let us keep the children of Africa in our prayers and continue our small but willing contribution.

Full article available in recent edition of VEMA newspaper

See Photogallery from Kenya fundraiser 2011

Visit the Saint Clements Orthodox School for Orphans website.