St Stylianos parish hopes and prays that our Primate Archbishop Makarios of Australia has a blessed name day and many years of dignified service.
Fr Constantine and parish.
G L O R Y T O G O D
In 2021 we will endeavour to continue the good work of the Parish with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios. We glorify God and we pray that God continues to bless us. We realise there is much more work to be done in our Community but with prayer and dedication the future is bright despite the difficult past COVID-19 year. Our priority is your safety and well-being. If you are experiencing financial or psychological difficulties, please reach out to us to assist you in a confidential manner.
Now that we have received approval for the Development Application plans for a Community Hub and Childcare Centre we look forward to fundraising together for the large sum of money to complete this project! Your prayers, support, donations and, if possible, bequests will be appreciated. We can rejoice at the “team effort” involved to move ahead as a Parish and one Body of Christ. It is only your generosity and presence that encourages and strengthens our work.
To this end we are planning our Annual Fundraiser and Raffle Drawing on March 6th 2021 at Doltone House, Sylvania Waters with the theme of celebrating 200 years freedom after the Greek Revolution of 1821! We hope you can attend and would appreciate your early booking by clicking the Events tab on our website: www.saintstylianos.org.au. Hopefully you will receive the annual raffle tickets to assist the Parish. This will be 2 books this year, however, each ticket is $4, so for the 2 books it is $80. Also, on the cover sheet of the raffles you are able to make a further donation to the Church or to the proposed Community Hub and Childcare Centre. This would be a great help. We hope you can support our Parish once again as we rely on this once a year fundraising. When you have filled out your tickets please return the butts together with any unpurchased tickets in the envelope provided if you received raffles in mailout. If you do not receive tickets in the mail and you want to purchase some please inform us.
Our journey together has been a blessing. We thank you again for your help and may the Lord bless you all.
HOPE YOU HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021
Iviron monastery is one of the biggest monasteries on Mt Athos. It is an amazing monastic community and building that is set in a beautiful area of the world: the Garden of the Mother of God! It’s been made by a professional photographer who spends a lot of time at the monastery. It is very inspirational and a blessing that we have such monastics praying for us . Enjoy!
VOLUNTEER SCRIPTURE TEACHERS NEEDED
We would like to kindly ask you to help our team of volunteer teachers to help young kids learn more about the Bible and the Orthodox Church in Public Schools.
Please look at becoming a Scripture teacher. It is not something difficult but it is a great blessing for all. In particular is would be good to be part of the “be there for me” campaign as some of our teachers are elderly and need support at this time. Please feel free to watch this video prepared by the body that coordinates Scripture in Public Schools for which we are members.
May God bless you and your family.
Fr Constantine Varipatis(can be contacted on 0418 511 212)