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MESSAGE REGARDING THE PANDEMIC
from Archbishop Makarios

English Version
Greek Version


Dear Parishioners,
Hope you are well.

Please find below the revised program for July and August.

http://www.saintstylianos.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/JulytoAugust2021web.pdf

Please note most Services are now on line at Saint Stylianos YouTube Channel until at least the lockdown finishes on the 9th of July. This means you cannot attend church in person until after the review on the 9th.

Please pray that this finishes quickly. During this period if there is a  person in need please let us know.

Please note we do have a First Aid Mental Health Course on the 17th and 24th July – 2 full Saturdays. Please enrol soon if you are interested as numbers are limited. This will be a great way to help others suffering in mental health.

The feast day of Sts Peter and Paul will be behind closed doors this year and you can watch this on Youtube. Feel free to send your names email to fr_con@optusnet.com.au to be read out at the Prothesis. Also, if you are able please donate to the Parish at this difficult time. We appreciate your help and prayers.

May God bless you all,
Fr Constantine Varipatis
27th of June 2021

Saints Peter and Paul programmed Services in Greek.
http://www.saintstylianos.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Sts-Peter-Paul-2021.pdf


NEW INITIATIVE : FIRST AID AND MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING
We pray that you all remain healthy. In view to this we we are looking to run a FIRST AID MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING SEMINAR. This Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach you how to provide initial support to other adults who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves. MERAKI MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING will running the course. Throughout this course, you will learn about:

* Signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults (depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use disorders)
* Providing initial help
* Where and how to get professional support
* Effective treatments for mental health problems
* Mental health crisis situations and how to provide first aid (mental health crisis situations that are covered in this course include suicidal thoughts and behaviours, non-suicidal self-injury, panic attacks, traumatic events, severe effects of drug or alcohol use, severe psychotic states and aggressive behaviours)

THIS WILL BE HELD FACE TO FACE OVER 2 FULL DAYS: SATURDAY 17th AND 24th OF JULY FROM 9am-4pm. The are only 22 spaces available. The cost is only $150 for 2 full days of professional training that includes lunch and tea. PLEASE BOOK ASAP at this link. We pray God blesses this mental health initiative of OUR PARISH’S ORTHODOX CAFE & BOOKSTORE AND PHILOPTOHOS.  

CHRIST IS RISEN!
Fr Constantine


Livestreaming of recent services such as that for Matins and Divine Liturgy – Second Sunday in Lent – St Gregory Palamas (below) and other services now available at Saint Stylianos YouTube Channel



28 October Celebrations @ St Stylianos (Photos)


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!
God Bless
Fr Constantine

https://youtu.be/Vw-aU0bJiqs


VOLUNTEER SCRIPTURE TEACHERS NEEDED

Dear Friends,

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)


Consecration of our Parish by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios