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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.

Friday, 20 October 2017 12:00

What's New (20/10/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Oct 21
    • 8:00AM, Hilarion the Great, Christodoulus of Patmos, John the New Martyr - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Oct 22
    • 8:00AM, 6th Sunday of Luke - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Mon Oct 23
    • 7:30AM, James, the Brother of the Lord - Divine Liturgy
  • Thu Oct 26
    • 7:30AM, Greatmartyr Demetrios the Myrrhflowing - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Oct 27
    • 9:30AM, Supplicatory canon to the Theotokos
    • 6:00PM, Supplicatory canon to the Theotokos - English
  • Sat Oct 28
    • 7:30AM, Holy Protection of the Theotokos - 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
6th Sunday of Luke (22/10/2017)

Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19

Gospel: Luke 8:27-39

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Yesterday, October 15, Fr Themi Adamopoulos, a missionary worker in SIerra Leone (Africa), visited our Parish of Evangelismos.

Fr Themi celebrated the Divine Liturgy with Fr Emmanuel, and we were very blessed to have him with us.

At the conclusion of the service, all the Parishes gathered at Alexander the Great Hall for a fundraiser in support of Fr Themi's missionary work. It was great to see so much support.

We'd like to thank everyone for their generous donations, as well as all volunteer helpers at the fundraiser.

Just this week, over $40,000 was raised. This money will go towards caring for the poor, as well as supporting the orphanage and construction projects being overseen by Fr Themi.

If you didn't get a chance to show your support, you may do so either through our Church, or by heading over to the Paradise4Kids website. They have different donation options available (both Tax Deductible and Non Tax Deductible).

On average, more than 90% of all funds collected for Approved Grants are sent to Africa to be dispersed by Rev Themi. PK4A & P4K pay no salaries, have no staff, operate no offices, own no property, with all work and workers being voluntary.

For photos of the day, just head over to our Photo Gallery here.

Friday, 13 October 2017 12:00

What's New (13/10/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Oct 14
    • 8:00AM, Greatmartyr Nazarios, Gervasios, Cosmas the Hagiopolite - English Liturgy (Albany)
    • 5:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Oct 15
    • 8:00AM, 4th Sunday of Luke, Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Wed Oct 18
    • 7:30AM, Luke the Evangelist - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Oct 20
    • 7:30AM, Gerasimos of Cephalonia - Divine Liturgy
    • 9:30AM, Supplicatory canon to the Theotokos
    • 6:00PM, Supplicatory canon to the Theotokos - English
  • Sat Oct 21
    • 8:00AM, Hilarion the Great, Christodoulus of Patmos, John the New Martyr - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Albany Service

We would just like to remind everyone that tomorrow, 14 October, there will be a service in Albany at 8:00am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Also, the Vespers service at Evangelismos Church that afternoon, will be held at 5:00pm, instead of the usual time of 4:00pm.

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
4th Sunday of Luke,
Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council (15/10/2017)

Epistle: Titus 3:8-15

Gospel: Luke 8:5-15

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Special Fundraising Event

Just a reminder that this Sunday, October 15, we have a special fundraising event at the Alexander the Great Hall (Megas Alexandros) located on the corner of Wordsworth and Homer Road in Inglewood (behind the Terry Tyzack Swimming pools) at 12 noon.

This fundraiser is in support of the orthodox missionary work in Sierra Leone (Africa), and our guest speaker will be Fr Themi Adamopoulos, who is a missionary worker.

There will be no ticket sales but everyone is welcome to attend with a light brunch being provided with the aim of supporting Fr Themi’s Mission in Africa.

 

Time Change for 2017 AGM - Now 3PM

This Sunday, October 15, we have the Greek Orthodox Community of WA Annual General Meeting. A notice was sent out regarding the time change earlier this month but we'd just like to remind all members that the AGM has been scheduled for 3PM.

Saturday, 07 October 2017 18:56

A Special Visit by Fr Themi Adamopoulos

We would just like to announce that on Sunday, 15 October, Fr Themi Adamopoulos, who is a missionary worker at Sierra Leone (Africa), will be serving at Evangelismos for the Divine Liturgy.

This is a great blessing for us and we look forward to his visit.

Friday, 06 October 2017 12:00

What's New (06/10/2017)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Oct 7
    • 8:00AM, Martyrs Sergius and Bacchus, Hieromartyr Polychronus - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Oct 8
    • 8:00AM, 3rd Sunday of Luke - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Oct 13
    • 9:30AM, Supplicatory canon to the Theotokos
    • 6:00PM, Supplicatory canon to the Theotokos - English
  • Sat Oct 14
    • 8:00AM, Greatmartyr Nazarios, Gervasios, Cosmas the Hagiopolite - English Liturgy (Albany)
    • 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
3rd Sunday of Luke (08/10/2017)

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11

Gospel: Luke 7:11-16

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

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 20:39

Special Fundraising Event

All the Greek Orthodox Parishes in Perth and the Holy Monastery of St John of the Mountain are organising a Special Fundraising event with the aim of supporting the orthodox missionary work in Sierra Leone (Africa).

The event will take place on Sunday 15 October 2017 at the Alexander the Great Hall (Megas Alexandros) located on the corner of Wordsworth and Homer Road in Inglewood (behind the Terry Tyzack Swimming pools) at 12 noon.

Our guest speaker will be Fr Themi Adamopoulos who is a missionary worker at Sierra Leone and will be visiting Perth for a week.

There will be no ticket sales but everyone is welcome to attend with a light brunch being provided with the aim of supporting Fr Themi’s Mission in Africa.

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