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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:48

Out of the World

DO NOT LOVE THE WORLD

Why is it increasingly difficult for those who follow Christ to be understood by the world? Clearly the living are all in the world; but of those who proclaim to follow Christ, not all are necessarily of it. Those who are true servants of Christ cannot be of this world though they live in it.
In his first epistle, St John the Theologian clearly addresses this issue when he wrote (1 John 3:2) "Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him." Meaning that the world did not accept or acknowledge Christ the Messiah, whose mission and love was to fulfil the Will of the Father and save the world. But alas the world did not accept Him, so the consequence of the world's hatred and rejection of Christ also is a consequence for those who belong to Christ and have become children of God. "Do not love the world," says St John (1 John 15) "or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him."

These are the divinely inspired words of St John reflecting the very words of Christ Himself when He said: "If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world, would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. (John 15:18-19)

FRIENDS OF THE WORLD
THE NEW HUMANITARIANS

Today there is an expectation and a belief that one ought to be a friend of the world and of God. It is believed that this is not only possible but highly desirable and the ultimate state that one should strive for. They have not fathomed the words of Christ because they cannot comprehend the living truth. It is impossible to belong to the world and have knowledge of God. They may converse about the subject of God, they may read Scripture, and they may stand for social justice, but to become children of God requires much more than this. To become children of God is to struggle against evil and to be hated for it. Why? Listen to the Words of Christ. They have not been written only to sound profound. They are the living truth, they are what is happening, and what will happen to those who belong to Him. Are we prepared for this? How shall we endure?

In the Athonite Gerontikon (Sayings of the Holy Fathers of Mount Athos, Thessaloniki 1977, pp. 429) an elder is quoted as saying, "If you want the enemy not to fight you, (meaning the devil and his influence in everyday life) all you have to do is eat, drink, sleep and do whatever you feel like. Then the devil will not bother you with either temptations or problems. He is like a dog. You don't bother the devil and he stays quiet. You bother him and he throws himself at you and bites."

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Friday, 11 August 2017 12:00

What's New (11/08/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Aug 12
    • 7:30AM, Martyrs Photios & Aniketos - Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Holy Unction
    • 6:30PM, Vespers
  • Sun Aug 13
    • 8:00AM, 10th Sunday of Matthew - Matins & Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Supplicatory Canon to the Theotokos
  • Mon Aug 14
    • 6:30PM, Eve of Dormition of the Theotokos - Vespers (Combined Service at Church of Evangelismos)
  • Tue Aug 15
    • 8:00AM, DORMITION OF OUR MOST HOLY LADY THE THEOTOKOS - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Aug 19
    • 8:00AM, Martyr Andrew the Soldier, Martyrs Timothy, Agapius, Thecla - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Holy Unction Service

Just to remind everyone, tomorrow, 12 August, from 4:00pm, we will be having a Holy Unction Service, with Vespers to follow at 6:30pm. Everyone is encouraged to join us for this Holy Sacrament.

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
10th Sunday of Matthew (13/08/2017)

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16

Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23

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

 

Dormition of Our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos - August 15

On Tuesday, August 15, we celebrate the feast day of the Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos. Therefore, there will be a combined Vespers service the evening before at 6:30pm, and a Divine Liturgy service on the morning of, at 8:00am. Everyone is invited to attend.

Friday, 04 August 2017 12:00

What's New (04/08/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Aug 5
    • 8:00AM, Martyr Eusygnius, Nona (Mother of St Gregory the Theologian) - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Aug 6
    • 8:00AM, TRANSFIGURATION OF JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOUR - Matins & Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Mon Aug 7
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Tue Aug 8
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Wed Aug 9
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Thu Aug 10
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Fri Aug 11
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Sat Aug 12
    • 4:00PM, Holy Unction
    • 5:00PM, 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
TRANSFIGURATION OF JESUS CHRIST THE SAVIOUR (06/08/2017)

Epistle: 2 Peter 1:10-19

Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9

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Friday, 28 July 2017 12:00

What's New (28/07/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jul 29
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Jul 30
    • 8:00AM, 8th Sunday of Matthew - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Tue Aug 1
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Wed Aug 2
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Thu Aug 3
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Fri Aug 4
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Sat Aug 5
    • 8:00AM, Martyr Eusygnius, Nona (Mother of St Gregory the Theologian) - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
8th Sunday of Matthew (30/07/2017)

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Gospel: Matthew 14:14-22

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Fast of the Fifteen Days of August

Starting from Tuesday, 1 August, we enter into the fast of the Fifteen Days of August. This fast is to prepare us for the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, which we commemorate on 15 August.

 

Salutations to the Virgin Mary

During this period of the Fifteen Days of August, we will be having Salutations to the Virgin Mary every day, except Saturday. These will be as follows:

  • Monday to Friday: 9:30am
  • Sunday: 4:00pm

 

Holy Unction Service - 12 August

On Saturday, 12 August, from 4:00pm, we will be having a Holy Unction Service, with Vespers to follow immediately after. Everyone is encouraged to join us for this Holy Sacrament.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 18:27

13 Years of Great Results!

As the Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) completes 13 years of existence in WA, it is fair to say that there is no ‘bad luck’ attached to this number where the examination results are concerned! This year, 6 different levels were attempted by the candidates; from the easiest, being Level A1 (for children 8-12), to the hardest, being Level C1. Furthermore, all of the candidates who sat for Level C1, the second most challenging level on offer in these examinations, succeeded! Hopefully they will all go on to sit Level C2 in 2018; the highest level on offer in the CGL examinations.

The grades that can be achieved for passing all four sections of each of the examinations (or all five sections if Level B2 and beyond) are ‘Excellent’, ‘Very Good’ and ‘Good’. Our successful candidates this year achieved a grade of ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’.

Below is the list of successful candidates for 2017:

Level A1 (for children 8-12)

  • STERGIOU Filippos Polykarpos
  • SIAMIS Eftihia
  • CRISTOPOULOS Lucas
  • LAMPROPOULOS Melina

Level A1 (for adolescents and adults)

  • REISIS Apollonas
  • THEODOSIADES Madalena
  • MIHALOPOULOS George

Level A2

  • PANAGODIMOS Anastasia-Christina

Level B1

  • MICHAEL Vanessa
  • VENOUTSOS Tessa

Level B2

  • SARANTELLOU Maria-Eleni

Level C1

  • GILE Constantina-Ioanna
  • KARAMINTZAS Anastasios
  • KONTORINIS Harikleia
  • TSIOUTSIAS Constantina
  • PASCHALIDOU Athina-Anna

On behalf of the CGL Committee (Mr Pavlos Iosifidis, Mrs Katerina Reklitis, Ms Evridiki Politi, and Mrs Eva Tsapazi), I congratulate the above-listed candidates, their families, and their Greek language teachers! Well done to all!

The CGL Examination dates for next year are listed below:

Level A1 (for children 8-12) Tuesday 8 May 2018
Level A1 (for adolescents and adults) Tuesday 8 May 2018
Level A2 Tuesday 8 May 2018
Level B1 Tuesday 8 May 2018
Level B2 Wednesday 9 May 2018
Level C1 Wednesday 9 May 2018
Level C2 Thursday 10 May 2018

 

We look toward a promising 14th year of CGL Examinations in WA!

 

Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
Director of the CGL at St. Andrew’s Grammar (61002)
July 2017

St Basils Aged Care Services is pleased to announce the opening of their Day Centre.
The new Day Centre opened and welcomed its first clients on Tuesday 18th July 2017.
St Basils was successful in their application of securing Government funding under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme for Centre Based Care and In-Home Respite.
Both programmes offer relief to family members and caregivers, allowing them to work, handle personal business or just relax, knowing their loved ones are being cared for and safe.

The Day Centre aims to be a friendly and welcoming place, where you can socialise, make friends and really enjoy your days with great activities, music, movies, crafts and outings.
The In Home Respite offers the opportunity for the carer to spend the allocated time relaxing or attending to personal business while the support worker can attend to looking after their loved ones.
St Basils philosophy is based on the values of family, relationship, community & culture, specialising in caring for people from different cultures. All cultures are welcomed.

Accessing the services is as simple as calling Esmeralda – Manager Community Services on 9201 9655
You may also like to visit our website: www.stbasilswa.org.au

The St Basils Day Centre is located on the grounds of The Annunciation Of Our Lady Church, on the corner of Charles St and Carr St West Perth.

Friday, 21 July 2017 12:00

What's New (21/07/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jul 22
    • 8:00AM, Holy Myrrhbearer and Equal to the Apostles Mary Magdalene - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Jul 23
    • 8:00AM, 7th Sunday of Matthew - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Tue Jul 25
    • 7:30AM, Dormition of St. Anna - Divine Liturgy
  • Wed Jul 26
    • 7:30AM, Martyr Paraskeve - Divine Liturgy
  • Thu Jul 27
    • 7:30AM, Greatmartyr Panteleimon - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Jul 28
    • 7:30AM, Irene Chrysovalantou - Divine Liturgy
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Sat Jul 29
    • 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
7th Sunday of Matthew (23/07/2017)

Epistle: Romans 15:1-7

Gospel: Matthew 9:27-35

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

 

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia News

In case you haven't already had a look, the July 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:

  • Talks to Reunify Cyprus Collapse
  • Orthodox and Heterodox (Part C), by Archbishop Stylianos
  • Deflect or Reflect
Sunday, 16 July 2017 20:57

A Data Sample from 2016 ABS Census

The recent publication of 2016 census data by the ABS has produced some interesting statistics. Here’s some figures that members may find worth pondering.

Year Males Females Total
2016 1,136 1,173 2,309
2011 1,321 1,331 2,652
2006 1,502 1,523 3,025

At the 2016 Census 15,107 persons identified as having “Greek” ancestry and 23,711 gave Eastern Orthodoxy (Greek, Russian, Serbian, etc) as their religious affiliation. The number of people in Western Australia who identified as speaking Greek at home to some level was 4,790.

For those interested, the census can provide more detailed information about communities or regions.
http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/D3310114.nsf/home/2016%20Census%20Community%20Profiles
For example: In 2016 there were 3,452 individuals with Greek ancestry in the local government area of Stirling. Greece born persons living in the City of Stirling at the time numbered 867. (Over a quarter of the state’s Greece born population is found in this locality.)

 

Dr John N Yiannakis

Friday, 14 July 2017 12:00

What's New (14/07/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jul 15
    • 8:00AM, Martyr Julitta and Kyrikos, Vladimir, Equal to the Apostles - English Liturgy (Albany)
    • 5:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Jul 16
    • 8:00AM, Fathers of the 4th Council - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Mon Jul 17
    • 7:30AM, Greatmartyr Marina - Divine Liturgy
  • Thu Jul 20
    • 7:30AM, Glorious Prophet Elijah the Thisbe - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Jul 21
    • 9:30AM, Salutations to the Virgin Mary
  • Sat Jul 22
    • 8:00AM, Holy Myrrhbearer and Equal to the Apostles Mary Magdalene - English Liturgy

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
Fathers of the 4th Council (16/07/2017)

Epistle: Titus 3:8-15

Gospel: Matthew 5:14-19

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

Friday, 14 July 2017 09:22

Evangelismos Dinner Dance

Evangelismos Dinner Dance
7pm, Saturday 19 August 2017
Floreat Athena FC, 41 Britannia Road, Mt Hawthorn

Join Evangelismos for our inaugural dinner dance to celebrate the feast of the Dormition of our Lady.

Enjoy a sensational night of mouth-watering food and the best in Greek tunes by DJ Vic for a not to be missed evening.

Tickets are limited so secure your spot now. Absolutely no door sales.

$35 Adults (14 years and above)
$15 Children (6 - 13 years)
Children 5 years and under free

Book now on https://EvangelismosDinnerDance.eventbrite.com.au

Tickets also available through the church committee, emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or private message on facebook.com/EvangelismosWA

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