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.
Hope you are well and THANK GOD we are hopefully going to the 4 sq metre rule from the 1st of July. This is great news as we can allow more people to come to Church.
We would like to inform you of some very important announcements:
FEAST DAY OF STS PETER & PAUL & ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS ONE YEAR CELEBRATION
Given we have one of our Chapels dedicated to Sts Peter and Paul, the details for the Feast Day are as follows:
GREAT VESPERS WITH HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS – Sunday 28th June 7pm at our Parish Gymea with other Clergy and Faithful.
On the Feast day Holy Liturgy, and Ordination of Deacon Chistophoros, at the Archdiocese Redfern, on Monday the 29th of June, we pray that our Archbishop Makarios has a blessed one year Anniversary of His Enthronement.
May God enlighten and bless Him always for many years. At the end of our Vespers Service His Eminence will be bestowing the blessing on two of our young chanters, Panagiotis Zoupantis and Dimitri Avdalis, the office of Reader and Chanter.
ACTUAL FEAST DAY AT GYMEA on Monday 29th of June – Matin and Holy Liturgy – 7.30-10.00am.
CELEBRATION OF FEAST DAY on Sunday 5th of July with HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN SERAPHIM OF SEVASTIA and the CORINTHIAN Brotherhood 7.30 -10.30am.
All of the above will be live-streamed for those who have not been able to get a place in Church.
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