Any families who are in need of some basic material support such as food, clothes and home items as a result of Covid-19 or some other circumstances, please feel free to contact me confidentially on my mobile 0418511212 and we will try and help as a Parish.
The 4sq metre rule applies in our Church now. This means we can fit about 100 people. Please feel free to come to Services and we will try and accommodate you. Look forward to seeing you and worshipping God and praying together. However, on the day of the Dormition of the Mother of God, 15th of August, we will have the assistance of other Priests so we will be able to do 2 Services. This means you will have to book for this day and request the Service time you would prefer to attend by contacting Fr Constantine. May the Mother of God be our protector and consolation and may God bless us all with health in soul and body.
Finally,if someone wants to attend Holy Confession please feel free to contact me to arrange an appointment.
Fr Constantine Varipatis
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)
It gives us great joy to announce the completion of the Ascension fresco above the Altar by Petar Stephanovic at our Gymea Parish. We thank Petar, but in particular the anonymous donor for doing this. May God bless you and your family. We know this will inspire us for generations to come.
ANNOUNCEMENTS (In both Greek and English):
Sunday School lessons
Meanwhile, if families wish they may access the weekly Sunday School lessons of our Archdiocese. These are available for primary and infants.
They can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9qx3P05LU-Jb7chkRmLcrQ
Holy Week and Pascha, the most engaging and spiritually uplifting week of the year for Orthodox Christians, comes this year in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic that is gripping the world. It is causing sickness, fear, anxiety, confusion, disorientation, uneasiness, and even death.
However, using the talents that God has given them, Fr. William Bennett and Fr. Jonathan Bannon have endeavored and produced this booklet that you hold in your hands. It will help us in our homes during this time when we cannot gather together as one big family in our churches.
+Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa
Holy Week/Pascha 2020