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Other News (34)Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:48
All interested persons are now invited to register for this year's Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) Examinations to be held in May at St. Andrew's Grammar (officially-recognised CGL Examination Centre).
Prospective candidates of Greek and also non-Greek background are invited to test their written and spoken Greek language competency skills through these annual examinations. Successful candidates will be issued with a Certificate of Attainment in Greek from Greece's Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, and the Centre for the Greek Language: Division for the Support and Promotion of the Greek Language (Thessaloniki, Greece).
There are 7 levels on offer, catering to a full spectrum of Greek language competencies. These include a level for children aged 8-12 years old (children who are over 8 years and below 12 years old on the 31st of May, 2018); a level for beginner adolescents and adults, through to a level for persons with excellent knowledge of the Greek language. Candidates younger than 16 are strongly advised to avoid taking the examinations for levels B2, C1 and C2 as the examination content for these levels may require general knowledge and experience beyond their years.
The full complement of levels on offer is as follows:
- A1 for children 8-12 years old (Elementary knowledge)
- A1 for adolescents and adults (Elementary knowledge)
- A2 (Basic knowledge)
- B1 (Intermediate knowledge)
- B2 (Good knowledge)
- C1 (Very good knowledge)
- C2 (Excellent knowledge)
The 2018 CGL Examinations will be held on the following days:
Friday, 26 January 2018 09:15
- Tuesday 15 May for levels A1 (for children 8-12 years & adolescents and adults), A2 and B1
- Wednesday 16 May for levels B2 and C1
- Thursday 17 May for level C2
Saturday 10 March 2018
Commencing 1.00pm at St. Andrew’s Grammar
(Greek Room, Palassis Building)
Light Refreshments Provided
- Welcome and Opening of Meeting
- Minutes of Previous AGM
- Confirmation of Minutes
- Annual Report
- Financial Report
- Election of Office Holders and other Committee Members
- Deputy Chairperson
- Committee Members
- Other Business (of which notice has been given)
- WAMGLTA Rules – proposed changes
- General Business
- CGL Examinations 2018
- Speak Greek in March Campaign 2018
- WAMGLTA Initiatives
- Special Meeting for Modern Greek ATAR Results
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTSFriday, 05 January 2018 17:49
Dear Stakeholders of the teaching of the Greek language in WA
Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
5 January 2018Saturday, 30 December 2017 21:19
GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA
COMBINED EPIPHANY CELEBRATION
Blessing of the Waters with the Holy Cross at Matilda Bay Reserve
SUNDAY 7 JANUARY 2018
(Hackett Drive, Crawley - Opposite UWA)
The Greek Orthodox Parishes of Perth with the Holy Monastery of St. John of the Mountain 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 7 January 2018.
Service Commences at 12:30pm
Parking available at UWA and Street Parking
- Tents for Shade
- Souvlakia & Sausage Sizzle from 11:00am
- Cold Drinks
- Jumping Castle
Strong swimmers over the age of 15 and who are interested in swimming for the Holy Cross are to contact Fr Elpidios on 0407 260 071
BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY FOR THIS TRADITIONAL EPIPHANY CELEBRATION
The complete 2018 Epiphany Celebration Pamphlet can be downloaded from here.Sunday, 17 December 2017 21:49
The St Tabitha 2018 Bi-lingual (Greek and English) calendar is now available. Featuring outstanding colour photos of our parishes in WA. These calendars are a great reference tool for the whole year and make a great Christmas gift. It includes:
- All the Feast Days and Fasting Days of the year
- The days that Divine Liturgies are conducted in the Greek and English languages
- Contact details of the local Archdiocesan offices, Monastery and the Parishes in Perth
- Selected passages from the various saints of our church
- Outstanding colourful photos
Available for sale at our church hall, as well as from Presvytera Mary Stamatiou. Cost only $20 each - proceeds assist the Philoptohos of St Tabitha with its charitable works within our community.Tuesday, 12 December 2017 18:06
The below was written based on several Bible Study talks conducted by Father Emmanuel, in an effort to convey some of the key points from our lessons.
To begin with, it is important that we first have an understanding of what our faith is.
Our faith is not something that is cultural and acted on out of habit but instead is something that is living. It is something that can transform a person from a state of sin, to a child of light. When we say faith, we mean to trust in and believe in the One Living God. However, it does not end there but transcends beyond this understanding and becomes a kind of love that cannot be expressed in words. God is love, and this love that we feel is God’s presence within us.
In our lives, for whatever reason, God may choose to reveal Himself to us. The way in which He reveals Himself and the extent of it is different for everybody.
Archimandrite Sophrony (Sakharov), the disciple of Saint Silouan the Athonite, in his book, refers to the experience of the uncreated Energies of God. He describes that, at times, the presence of God may be felt as a feeling of intense love and warmth. This feeling can vary in its duration but is usually brief and is a state of grace to encourage a person’s initial interest and progress towards God.
The manner in which people progress towards to God varies enormously. Nevertheless, this progression can be categorised into three distinct phases; the action of God’s revelation to His people in a personal manner, the departing of this revelation, and the action of choosing to dwell with God wholly.
In the first stage, God can enter into the hearts of his people, and filling them with His love, they may be overcome with joy. Some Saints for example are moved to a state of ecstasy, and this ecstasy is difficult to explain. This experience may spiritually transport the Saint to place outside themself. God reveals Himself to them, so that they may draw near to Him.[...]
Once a person experiences this revelation, it cannot be ignored. God has called out to them and has filled them with His love. The only question is, how will they respond?