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Friday, 01 June 2018 12:00

What's New (01/06/2018)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jun 2
    • 8:00AM, Nicephoros, Archbishop of Constantinople - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Jun 3
    • 8:00AM, All Saints - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Jun 9
    • 8:00AM, Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
All Saints (03/06/2018)

Epistle: Hebrews 11:33-40;12:1-2

Gospel: Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30

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Evangelismos Greek School Quiz Night - Postponed

Just a reminder that the Evangelismos Greek School Quiz Night is being postponed until later in the year due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for the inconvenience and will endeavour to announce the new date as soon as possible. Monies already received for tickets will be refunded.

We thank you all for your support of the Evangelismos Greek School and once again apologise for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 17:16

Heaven On Earth

The Orthodox Church is Truth. The Orthodox Church contains no human innovation, but the Word of God. In her there is no place for opinions, only the active and divine inspiration of God. All that we see of her, visible and invisible, hear and touch, her fragrance and her taste, is filled with the Spirit of God. She is a treasure beyond all human understanding. She is all beautiful and all Holy. She is our freedom and our love. In her lies all Truth. Without her Truth, her love and her freedom, nothing has any meaning.
She is not of this World. She is heaven on earth.

THE CHURCH IS BORN

She was taken from the side of Christ. The soldier pierced His side from which His Blood and Water flowed. "That Water and Blood symbolised Baptism and the Holy Eucharist. From these two Sacraments the Church is born: from Baptism, the cleansing water that gives rebirth and renewal through the Holy Spirit, and from the Holy Eucharist. Since the symbols of Baptism and the Eucharist flowed from His side, it was from His side that Christ fashioned the Church, as He had fashioned Eve from the side of Adam." (Daily readings from the writings of St John Chrysostomos pp. 17, 1988)

The Church sustains us, nourishes us, cleanses us, heals us, and restores us. She unites us to God.
"Nothing is more abiding than the Church; she is your salvation; she is your refuge. She is more lofty than the heavens; she is more far-reaching than the earth. She never grows old; she always stays in bloom. And so Scripture indicates her permanence and stability by calling her a virgin; her magnificence by calling her a queen; her closeness to God by calling her a daughter; her names try to spell out her barrenness turned to fecundity by calling her ‘the mother of seven’. A thousand names try to spell out her nobility. Just as the Lord is called by many names: Treasure, Lord, God, Son, Only-Begotten, Form of God, Image of God…. Since one name could not hope to describe the Omnipotent, and many names give us some small insight into His nature, so the Church goes by many names." (Daily readings of St John Chrysostomos pp. 117)

APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION
THE UNBROKEN GOLDEN CHAIN

Her beauty, her splendour and Her Holiness is never ending. Her tradition is unbroken. She is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. She has retained the faith because she is the True Faith. She has preserved the faith in its fullness because of the Holy Spirit. Her unbroken apostolic succession is an unbroken golden chain.

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Tuesday, 29 May 2018 20:20

Fr Themi Adamopoulo Visits Perth

We would just like to thank Father Themi Adamopoulo, a missionary worker in Sierra Leone (Africa), for blessing us with his visit on Sunday, May 20.

Father Themi had visited us previously, back in 2017, at which time a local team was set up to help support him and his missionary work, though the Paradise4Kids charity.

This time round, spending the Saturday at St Nektarios, the Sunday with us, and the evening and following day at Sts Constantine and Helene, we managed to raise about $16,000 for his charity.
This money will go towards caring for the poor, as well as supporting the 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.

Friday, 25 May 2018 12:00

What's New (25/05/2018)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat May 26
    • 7:30AM, Saturday of Souls, Apostles Carpos and Alphaeus of the 70
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun May 27
    • 7:30AM, Pentecost & Trinity Sunday - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Mon May 28
    • 7:30AM, The Holy Spirit - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat June 2
    • 8:00AM, Nicephoros, Archbishop of Constantinople - English Liturgy
    • :00PM, Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
Pentecost – Trinity Sunday (27/05/2018)

Epistle: Acts 2:1-11

Gospel: John 7:37-52; 8:12

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia News

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

  • Tension Surges Across the Middle East
  • Peace to You - Part 1, by Archbishop Stylianos of Australia
  • Returning to the Paths of Faith on Mount Athos

The Evangelismos Greek School Quiz Night is being postponed until later in the year due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologise for the inconvenience and will endeavour to announce the new date as soon as possible. Monies already received for tickets will be refunded.

We thank you all for your support of the Evangelismos Greek School and once again apologise for the inconvenience.

Monday, 21 May 2018 21:46

CGL Examinations 2018 Concluded!

For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Centre for the Greek Language (CGL) Examinations have been sat, completed, and sent to Greece for marking! This year, a total of 17 candidates, including candidates from St. Andrew’s Grammar, other schools and workplaces, sat for one of the 7 levels on offer. The examinations were held on the 15th, 16th and 17th of May respectively.

 
Levels: A1 (8-12 year olds), A1 (Adolescents & Adults), A2, and B1, with Examination Invigilators (Left: Mrs Eva Tsapazi and Mrs Katina Maounis; Right: Mrs Katerina Reklitis and Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis)

 

The examinations were held in the Harmanis Block of St. Andrew’s Grammar, starting after midday on Tuesday and Wednesday due to the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), which involved a number of CGL candidates. On Thursday, the two candidates who sat the highest level (C2) commenced their examinations at 8.45am.

 
Level C2
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Friday, 18 May 2018 12:00

What's New (18/05/2018)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat May 19
    • 8:00AM, Hieromartyr Patrick of Proussa - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun May 20
    • 8:00AM, Fathers of the 1st Council - Matins & Divine Liturgy
    • 5:30PM, Eve of Sts Constantine and Helen - Vespers (Combined Service at Church of Sts Constantine and Helen)
  • Mon May 21
    • 8:00AM, Sts Constantine and Helen - Divine Liturgy (Combined Service at Church of Sts Constantine and Helen)
  • Sat May 26
    • 7:30AM, Saturday of Souls, Apostles Carpos and Alphaeus of the 70
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
Fathers of the 1st Council (20/05/2018)

Epistle: Acts 20:16-18,28-36

Gospel: John 17:1-13

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Visit by Father Themi Adamopoulos

We would just like to announce that on Sunday, 20 May, Fr Themi Adamopoulos, who is a missionary worker at Sierra Leone (Africa), will be serving at Evangelismos for the Divine Liturgy.

There will be some special fundraising in support of his work.

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

 

Saints Constantine & Helene Feast Day (21 May)

On Monday, 21 May, is the feast day of Saints Constantine & Helene. The following services will be held to commemorate this feast:

  • Sun May 20
    • 5:30PM, Vespers Service (Combined Service - Church of Saints Constantine & Helene)
  • Mon May 21
    • 8:00AM, Divine Liturgy (Combined Service - Church of Saints Constantine & Helene)

 

Greek School Quiz Night - Friday, 1 June

The fun-filled Evangelismos Greek School Quiz Night is back once again on Friday 1 June 2018. This year's event promises to live up to the excitement of last year's Quiz Night with some great prizes on offer and presenting you with the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge.

Entry is just $15 per person and tables of eight are available. So why not get your own table together and help support the Evangelismos Greek School?

See below for more. Bookings are essential by contacting Irene Starr on 0432 377 543 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

With commemorations for the anniversary of the Battle of Crete upon us, The Battle of Crete Memorial Committee (WA) wishes to remind readers that it will soon be seeking support from the Greek community to fulfil its aim of establishing a specific war memorial, befitting the significance that the Battle of Crete has in Australian and Greek history. Supported by the Western Australian State Government, the RSLWA, the Greek-Australian RSL (WA) and various Greek associations, the Committee has been allocated a site in Kings Park for a future memorial. When completed the memorial will be a place where people can pay their respects, lay wreaths and learn and reflect on the Battle of Crete. Below are extracts from two newspaper articles reflecting the importance and bonds between Australians and Greeks during the Battle of Crete.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 18:46

Bible Study Review - May 10

We would first of all like to acknowledge the efforts of Father Emmanuel, the spiritual Father for many of us, in preparing and conducting the Bible Study lessons each week. They allow us to grow in knowledge and spiritual understanding for the ultimate goal of drawing nearer to God. Furthermore, it should be noted that the ideas drawn in this article are merely summations of the talks given to us each week, and are not intended to replace the talks themselves.

The main focus point for this week was money, and the love of it based on the themes of the last chapter of the first letter of St Paul to St Timothy.

We should be careful that we don’t let money become the centre of our lives. Just as it is written, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” (1 Timothy 6:10)

We only have to look at the betrayal of Jesus by Judas. It was out of love of money and greed that he was driven to betray Jesus and to deliver him up to the Jews to be crucified. They gave him 30 pieces of silver to betray Jesus. Just as is referred in the above, “Money is a root of all kinds of evil.”

To illustrate the effect that the love of money can have, and how it contradicts the teachings of the Holy Gospel, an example was given. In this example, there was a gardener, and the gardener didn’t earn very much but whatever he made, he gave to those in need. God provided for this man and took care of him. One day, a thought entered his mind, and he thought to himself that he would keep a little aside for when he grows old and needs it. He started doing this, putting money aside, until one day, he got sick. Spending all his money on doctors, they eventually came back to him and said they would have to amputate one of his legs. The man, hearing this, went away and remembering what he had done repented for hoarding his money away. Hearing his repentant spirit an angel of the Lord came done and the man seeing this, said that he would no longer store up money for himself and asked for God to heal him. At that moment, the angel touched him, and he was instantly healed. When his physician inquired about him for fear of his ill health he was astounded to find him in good health working in the field once again.

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Friday, 11 May 2018 12:00

What's New (11/05/2018)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat May 12
    • 8:00AM, Epiphanius and Theophanus Bishops of Cyprus - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun May 13
    • 8:00AM, Sunday of the Blind Man - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Wed May 16
    • Fast Free
    • 7:30AM, Leave-Taking of the Feast of Pascha - Divine Liturgy
  • Thu May 17
    • 7:30AM, Holy Ascension - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat May 19
    • 8:00AM, Hieromartyr Patrick of Proussa - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers

 

Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
Sunday of the Blind Man (13/05/2018)

Epistle: Acts 16:16-34

Gospel: John 9:1-38

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