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The Christmas and New Year program for 2017/2018 is now available. Please see below for a list of services or alternatively, download the full program here.

Friday, 17 November 2017 12:00

What's New (17/11/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Nov 18
    • 8:00AM, Martyrs Plato and Romanos, Anastasios Neomartyr, Basil Hosios - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Nov 19
    • 8:00AM, 9th Sunday of Luke - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Tue Nov 21
    • 7:30AM, Entry of the Theotokos to the Temple - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Nov 24
    • 9:30AM, Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos
  • Sat Nov 25
    • 7:30AM, Greatmartyr Katherine - Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

English Liturgy

Just to remind everyone, tomorrow we have an English Liturgy from 8:00am. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
9th Sunday of Luke (19/11/2017)

Epistle: Ephesians 2:14-22

Gospel: Luke 12:16-21

Click here to download this week's readings and explanations.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:20

Elections Not Going Ahead

The Greek Orthodox Community of WA Inc advises members that elections will not take place due to the number of nominees not being met in order to proceed with a ballot, in line with the Constitution.

A further update will be made in due course in regards to the make up of the committee.

In all centres of learning be they schools, tertiary institutions and the like, there comes a time when the students reach the end of their studies and are examined for what they have learned throughout their course or school year. During this time of preparation, the blessing of the Priest before exams and the life that is to follow is highly desirable. We call on God to assist us in every endeavour for the life that is ahead of us.

The real value of learning is the application of the acquired knowledge that has been attained. This is important firstly to one self, in respect to acquiring the necessary skills and experience, and then the application of these experiences and skills in real life to support oneself and one’s family when the time comes to do so. The purpose and application of these skills acquired also supports the community, whether it be through a trade, profession, business endeavour or field of social service.

It cannot be said as some people suggest that one profession, or trade, or field of endeavour is better than another. The value of the effort lies not in how much money we make but in how well we apply ourselves to the job or task at hand. In any field, we all know that there are both good and bad practitioners, good and bad tradesmen, and good and bad proprietors.

What does make a difference is the commitment to the job and in serving others fairly, justly and honestly.
And if we treat and serve others fairly and honestly then we will also have a commitment to serving with love, with kindness and with respect. If we do this, then we can be sure that we are also serving God.

And if we want to apply the knowledge we have attained, correctly, we will not forget that this knowledge is made up of more than mere facts and figures we have learned at school or university.
The knowledge we have attained cannot be confined to scholastic domains, but it has a broad application in our life; and in this regard, we are reminded by the Church that central to all learning is the knowledge of God; because God is the fountain of all wisdom and of all learning.

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Friday, 10 November 2017 12:00

What's New (10/11/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Nov 11
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Nov 12
    • 8:00AM, 8th Sunday of Luke - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Mon Nov 13
    • 7:30AM, John Chrysostom - Divine Liturgy
  • Tue Nov 14
    • 7:30AM, Apostle Philip - Divine Liturgy
  • Thu Nov 16
    • 7:30AM, Apostle and Evangelist Matthew - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Nov 17
    • 9:30AM, Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos
  • Sat Nov 18
    • 8:00AM, Martyrs Plato and Romanos, Anastasios Neomartyr, Basil Hosios - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
8th Sunday of Luke (12/11/2017)

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11

Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

Click here to download this week's readings and explanations.

Friday, 03 November 2017 12:00

What's New (03/11/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Nov 4
    • 8:00AM, Ioannikios the Great, Nikandros of Myra, Ioannikios, John - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Nov 5
    • 8:00AM, 5th Sunday of Luke - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Wed Nov 8
    • 7:30AM, Synaxis of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel - Divine Liturgy
    • 6:30PM, Eve of St Nectarios the Wonderworker of Aegina - Vespers (Combined Service at Church of St Nectarios)
  • Thu Nov 9
    • 8:00AM, Nectarios the Wonderworker of Aegina - Divine Liturgy (Combined Service at Church of St Nectarios)
  • Fri Nov 10
    • 7:30AM, St Arsenius of Cappadocia - Divine Liturgy
    • 9:30AM, Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos
    • 6:00PM, Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos - English
  • Sat Nov 11
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

English Liturgy

Just to remind everyone, tomorrow we have an English Liturgy from 8:00am. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
5th Sunday of Luke (05/11/2017)

Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18

Gospel: Luke 16:19-31

Click here to download this week's readings and explanations.

 

Saint Nektarios Feast Day - 9 Nov

The following services have been organised for the feast day of Saint Nektarios. All clergy will be in attendance at the Church of Saint Nektarios in Dianella. Everyone is invited to join us in the celebrations.

  • Wed Nov 8
    • 6:30PM, Vespers
  • Thu Nov 9
    • 8:00AM, Matins and Divine Liturgy

 

Divine Liturgy for St Arsenios the Cappadoician - 10 Nov

As we do every year, a special Divine Liturgy service is held for St Arsenios the Cappadoician, along with the veneration of the Saint's relics. These relics were brought to Australia by Saint Paisios himself, the godchild of Saint Arsenios, and are currently housed in our Church.

 

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia News

In case you haven't already had a look, the October edition of the "Vema" Newspaper is out and can be downloaded from here (the Greek version is also available from here).

Some of the stories that you can read about are:

  • Prayer Service for National Postal Vote
  • Orthodox and Heterodox (Part F), by Archbishop Stylianos of Australia
  • Fundraiser Organised by St Stylianos Parish for Congo Central Africa Raises $12,000
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 07:00

Orthodoxy in Youth and Old Age

There is a prayer for all of life written by David, the greatest of Israel’s Kings (c.1000 BC). The prayer is Psalm 25 where David repents before the Lord for the sins of his youth:

“Do not remember the sins of my youth,
nor my transgressions” (vs. 7)
“Show me Your ways O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
On You I wait all the day.” (vs. 4-5)

Unfortunately for many young people and for those who have already spent their youth, it is all too easy to become immersed in the activity of life so that no time can be found to serve the Lord. Giving thanks to the Lord is routinely side-lined. The remembrance of God becomes a rather remote experience, considered only to be practised and valued at a later stage in life when one is old and close to death. Who knows however, how much time we have to live? Our lives should always be lived in a way in which we continually strive to come closer to God, especially more so during our youth. It seems that youth and spirituality are viewed by many as incongruent. Youth and sport? No problem. Active social life? Very desirable. Spirituality? You cannot be serious?
Youth and spirituality however are highly compatible and critical in the practice of our Orthodox faith. This is because our overall condition and state of health, fitness and energy are at their peak when we are young. Our perception tends to be sharper and more acute in our youth as is our capacity to remember and learn, and accommodate new information than when we reach a ripe old age. Serving the Lord is not only for the frail but especially for the young and strong. If we do not build our spiritual strength when we are young we will be less able and likely to follow the spiritual path when we are older, and who is to know that we will have the same opportunities as we do now? When a person ages it is not only the physical self that loses vitality and agility, but the whole person is affected. In this there is an interesting paradox because many people are convinced they will be able to practice spirituality when they are older and have more time to do so. The opposite however usually occurs. For as the body grows weaker it is less inclined to submit to the will of the spirit. Serving the Lord must take precedence over all other things especially in our youth. Whilst we are enjoying our youth however, we do not appreciate that our days are numbered and that there is no guarantee of finding the idyllic old age we may be envisaging for ourselves. If God blesses us with many years of life, our body will nevertheless be subjected to the ills of ageing so that it is easily prone to stress, disease, fatigue, irritability, frustration and exhaustion.
Whilst we have our youth we are easily deceived into believing that we can delay or postpone the intensity of our obligation to practice our faith to the full by living a life that is pleasing to God. It does not however seem logical for the young to invest time on matters that have no immediate worldly gain.

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Friday, 27 October 2017 12:00

What's New (27/10/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Oct 28
    • 7:30AM, Holy Protection of the Theotokos - Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Oct 29
    • 8:00AM, 7th Sunday of Luke - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Wed Nov 1
    • 7:30AM, Holy Unmercenaries Kosmas and Damian - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Nov 3
    • 9:30AM, Supplicatory canon to the Theotokos
    • 6:00PM, Supplicatory canon to the Theotokos - English
  • Sat Nov 4
    • 8:00AM, Ioannikios the Great, Nikandros of Myra, Ioannikios, John - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Holy Protection of the Theotokos

Tomorrow we have the feast of the Holy Protection of the Theotokos. This service will be in Greek, with the start time of 7:30am. Everyone is invited to attend.

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
7th Sunday of Luke (29/10/2017)

Epistle: Galatians 2:16-20

Gospel: Luke 8:41-56

Click here to download this week's readings and explanations.

Thursday, 26 October 2017 22:34

Bookstore - Up to 40% Discounts on CDs

Are you still looking for that special Christmas gift? Well, look no further!

On Sunday, 5 November, the Evangelismos bookstore will be discounting a large range of CD's.

This sale will occur just outside the Church, at the conclusion of the service.

Discounts will be ranging from 20-40%. That's a huge saving!

So, book the date in, come past, and pay us a visit.

We'll be waiting :)

Nominations are invited from members who have been financial for a 2 year period as at 23 October 2017 and are 18 years of age as at 23 October 2017. Nominations which must be in writing and comply with the rules of the client, as set out in the current Constitution, may be made at any time from Monday, 23 October 2017.

For more information, please click here.

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