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Friday, 18 January 2019 12:00

What's New (18/01/2019)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jan 19
    • 8:00AM, St Makarius (of Egypt), St Mark of Ephesus (Eugenicos) - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Jan 20
    • 8:00AM, 12th Sunday of Luke - Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos - English
  • Mon Jan 21
    • 7:30AM, St Maximos the Confessor - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Jan 25
    • 7:30AM, Gregory the Theologian - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Jan 26
    • 8:00AM, Xenophone and His Companions, Hieromartyr Ananias - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
12th Sunday of Luke (20/01/2019)

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15

Gospel: Luke 17:12-19

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

 

Bible Study Podcast

Fr Emmanuel’s Thursday night Bible Study classes are now available on Podcast.
They can be accessed from the following link.
https://evangelismos.church/category/thursdays-at-evangelismos/

 

Summer BBQ - Feb 3

Click here to download the full media release in respect of St Andrew's Grammar.

If you are interested now is the time to act.

If you know of anyone else who may be interested then please communicate the information to them.

Friday, 11 January 2019 12:00

What's New (11/01/2019)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jan 12
    • 8:00AM, Martyrs Tatiana & Euthasia, Athanasius the Confessor - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Jan 13
    • 8:00AM, Sunday After Epiphany - Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos - English
  • Thu Jan 17
    • 7:30AM, Anthony the Great - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Jan 18
    • 7:30AM, Holy Fathers Athanasius and Cyril (Patriarchs of Alexandria) - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Jan 19
    • 8:00AM, St Makarius (of Egypt), St Mark of Ephesus (Eugenicos) - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
Sunday After Epiphany (13/01/2019)

Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13

Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17

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

 

Bible Study Podcast

Fr Emmanuel’s Thursday night Bible Study classes are now available on Podcast.
They can be accessed from the following link.
https://evangelismos.church/category/thursdays-at-evangelismos/

 

Summer BBQ - Feb 3

Friday, 11 January 2019 06:26

Epiphany Celebrations

Thank you to everyone who came down and joined us for the annual Epiphany Celebrations.

Photos from the day can be found in our Photo Gallery here.

Friday, 04 January 2019 12:00

What's New (04/01/2019)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jan 5
    • 7:30AM, Eve of Epiphany - Great Blessing of the Waters - Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
    • 4:00PM, Great Vespers
  • Sun Jan 6
    • 7:30AM, Holy Epiphany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - Great Blessing of the Waters - Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great
  • Mon Jan 7
    • 7:30AM, Synaxis of John the Forerunner and Baptist - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Jan 12
    • 8:00AM, Martyrs Tatiana & Euthasia, Athanasius the Confessor - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
The Epiphany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (06/01/2019)

Epistle: Titus 2:11-14;3:4-7

Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17

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

 

Bible Study Podcast

Fr Emmanuel’s Thursday night Bible Study classes are now available on Podcast.
They can be accessed from the following link.
https://evangelismos.church/category/thursdays-at-evangelismos/

 

Holy Epiphany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - Sun 6 Jan

This Sunday is the Holy Epiphany of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

We have the following services occurring. Everyone is encouraged to join us.

    • Sat Jan 5
      • 7:30AM, Eve of Epiphany - Great Blessing of the Waters - Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
    • Sun Jan 6
      • 7:30AM, Holy Epiphany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - Great Blessing of the Waters - Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great
      • 12:30PM, 2019 Combined Epiphany Celebration (Matilda Bay)

 

Epiphany Celebration

The 2019 Epiphany Celebration will be held this Sunday, January 6, at the Matilda Bay Reserve (Corner of Hackett Drive & Mounts Bay Road, Crawley).

There will be food and drinks available for purchase, as well as some light entertainment.

The service will begin at 12:30pm with all priests being present.

More information can be found here.

Friday, 04 January 2019 09:00

Save the Date - Summer BBQ - Feb 3

You've asked for it, and so here it is!

Come one, come all!

An opportunity to raise money for the missions in Bali and Sierra Leone.

A social gathering.

A chance to meet and talk with others within the community and from different Orthodox Christian Churches.

Profits go to the missions!! More specifically it will help parentless children in those areas.

So come down and support a good cause!

Friday, 28 December 2018 12:00

What's New (28/12/2018)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Dec 29
    • 8:00AM, 14000 Holy Innocents Slain by Herod in Bethlehem - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Dec 30
    • 8:00AM, Sunday before Epiphany - Matins & Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos - English
  • Mon Dec 31
    • 5:30PM, Vespers
  • Tue Jan 1
    • 7:30AM, Circumcision of Jesus, Saint Basil the Great - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Jan 4
    • 7:00AM, Orthros, The Great Hours
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sat Jan 5
    • 7:30AM, Eve of Epiphany - Great Blessing of the Waters - Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
    • 4:00PM, Great Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
Sunday before Epiphany (30/12/2018)

Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:5-8

Gospel: Mark 1:1-8

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

 

Bible Study Podcast

Fr Emmanuel’s Thursday night Bible Study classes are now available on Podcast.
They can be accessed from the following link.
https://evangelismos.church/category/thursdays-at-evangelismos/

 

Greek Orthodox Christian Society of Sydney - "Lychnos" Magazine

The "Lychnos" is a Greek Orthodox magazine produced specifically for young people by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. It covers current issues facing young people, scripture readings, questions and answers, and more. We highly recommend reading through it. The December/January edition of the "Lychnos" magazine is out and can be downloaded from here.

Some of the stories that you can read about are:

  • From Christmas to Theophany
  • The Power of Optimism
  • What Do I Do If There's No Orthodox Church near Me?

...and much more!

Friday, 28 December 2018 07:23

Combined Epiphany Celebration - 6 Jan 2019

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA

COMBINED EPIPHANY CELEBRATION

Blessing of the Waters with the Holy Cross at Matilda Bay Reserve

SUNDAY 6 JANUARY 2019

(Hackett Drive, Crawley - Opposite UWA)

 

The Greek Orthodox Parishes of Perth are hosting the annual Epiphany Celebration on the foreshore of the Swan River at Matilda Bay Reserve with the retrieval of the Holy Cross from the Waters on Sunday 6 January 2019.

Service Commences at 12:30pm

Parking available at UWA and Street Parking

  • Tents for Shade
  • Souvlakia & Sausage Sizzle from 11:00am
  • Cold Drinks & Ice Cream
  • Sweets & Watermelon
  • Jumping Castle

Swimmers must be over the age of 15 capable of swimming 300 metres. Those interested in retrieving the Holy Cross are to contact Fr Elpidios on 0407 260 071

BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR THIS TRADITIONAL EPIPHANY CELEBRATION

 

The complete 2019 Epiphany Celebration Pamphlet can be downloaded from here.

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 15:26

Christmas Day

What a special day today is, the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

What’s even more special is that we had Father Theoklitos Tsahouridis here to celebrate the day with us. Having returned to us from Greece for good, we are truly blessed to have him with us.

Photos from the day can be find in our Photo Gallery here.

Join with us as we chant:

“Christ is born, glorify Him!”

Tuesday, 25 December 2018 00:00

Christmas Encyclical 2018

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA

 

CHRISTMAS ENCYCLICAL 2018

+ STYLIANOS

By God's Mercy Archbishop of Australia
To all Clergy and the faithful of our Archdiocese

 

Brother concelebrants and children in the Lord,

"Christ is born, glorify Him!"

 

Thus we chant for centuries every year in our churches. But it does not yet seem that we have sufficiently understood the kind of unheard truth of our Faith with this our triumphant song. If one morning we took to the streets and shouted "the world is on fire, wake up!", surely we would cause a general alarm. On the contrary, the call "Christ is born" does not impress us any longer, nor does it surprise us; as if it is a wish that we say almost instinctively, like the greeting "good morning"; and as if it is about a dim mythological remembrance, not to say - even worse - that it is about a "conventional lie"!

And yet this message, that comes out of the depths of Orthodox worship and life, constitutes the most exciting message ever heard in the world. We will not be able to understand the theological validity and the world-saving significance of "Christ is born", if we think that here we are simply informed of the birth of a God. In any case, even Antiquity had spoken about "theogonies" and "theophanies" more than sufficiently.

The key to understanding the terrible truth of "Christ is born" is found not so much in the announcement of the birth as in the manner of formulation of this announcement. It does not tell us that "Christ was born", nor that "Christ will be born". It tells us that "Christ is born". What is the meaning of this strange present tense? It simply means that Christ, "the son of the Living God", is not a past that is gone, nor a future that is unattainable.

God is "present everywhere and fills all things". God is present here and today, in the every here and every day. From the moment that God became man, in the person of every man we can see the God-Man. Because if God was united with human nature "without confusion", in order to preclude every idolatry, yet he was united "without division", precluding every abomination.

St. Maximos the Confessor assures us that the Logos of God "is incarnated" continually within History and in every human person. The kind of concrete and visible form it will take in our corruptible body depends on how much space we will offer Him. The Apostle Paul had taught the same truth, in a more dramatic tone, when he said: "For I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus in my body" (Gal. 6: 17).

On the one hand, therefore, the verse "Christ is born" constitutes God’s unceasing present in the world of perpetual flow and instability. On the other hand, it indicates the unique stability and divine aspect of the world, namely the theandric character by grace within flowing History. In these two "roots" of the divine plan, we are called as faithful to live with a sense of responsibility and gratitude the unceasing present of God and the passing present of man.

These are the two basic sentiments - responsibility and gratitude - that must direct our life, knowing that nothing is done in History in the absence of God, but also nothing is done in the absence of man. When the boundaries of our own limited present remain open before the benevolent radiance of God’s presence everywhere, then they are no longer boundary marks on which our own personal time is exhausted. They change into definitions of divine Grace which transform the end of the human person into consummation, and our definite farewell into a Eucharistic doxology.

Therefore, with a renewed sense of optimism let us look again at the world with love and confidence, with patience and tolerance, with affection and enthusiasm. The moving power behind all this shall always be the assurance that "a young child was born for us, the pre-eternal God".

To Him be the glory and the power unto the ages. Amen!

 

 

With fervent prayers to the Lord

Archbishop STYLIANOS

 

Christmas 2018

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