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Hello everyone, it's us again, your local Parish Youth!
We've been very busy redesigning and restructuring the youth group, with the hopes of bringing you something greater. In the past we were known as the "Evangelismos Youth Group" (EYG) but as part of our restructuring, we are now known as the "Evangelismos Youth".

So, what do we have for you today? Well, we've just released our latest term schedule and are eager to get started. You can download it from either here, or our Parish Youth page on our website.

We welcome everyone to join us in having fun and learning about our Faith!

We have also updated our Parish Youth page with fresh content, which we hope will answer any questions you may have. If not, please feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

For the time being, watch our website for additional information on the first week's activity. Also, if you're not already subscribed to our website, please do so. This will allow you to receive a weekly update of what's been happening in our parish.

Friday, 03 April 2015 12:00

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • Sun Apr 5
    • 8:00AM, Palm Sunday - Matins & Divine Liturgy
    • 12:00PM, Holy Monastery of St John of the Mountain - Palm Sunday Lunch
    • 7:00PM, Evening, Nimphios Service
  • Mon Apr 6
    • 7:30AM, Holy Monday - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
    • 7:00PM, Evening, Nimphios Service
  • Tue Apr 7
    • 7:30AM, Holy Tuesday - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
    • 7:00PM, Evening, Nimphios Service
  • Wed Apr 8
    • 7:30AM, Holy Wednesday - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
    • 5:00PM, Evening, Holy Unction, Matins of Holy Thursday
  • Thu Apr 9
    • 7:00AM, Holy Thursday - Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great
    • 7:00PM, Evening, Procession of the Holy Crucified (12 Gospels)
  • Fri Apr 10
    • 8:00AM, Holy Friday - The Great Hours & Apokathilosis
    • 7:00PM, Evening, Procession of the Epitaphios
  • Sat Apr 11
    • 7:00AM, Holy Saturday - Divine Liturgy of St Basil the Great
    • 11:15PM, Evening Orthros & Easter Service, Midnight "Christ has Risen"

 

2015 EYG Annual Palm Cross Making

Just a reminder that tomorrow, on the 4th of April, at 10:30am, the Youth Group will be gathering to make Palm Crosses for our Church and the Monastery. This is a great family event and is an opportunity to have some fun and make some new friends. For more details, click here.

 

Palm Sunday Lunch - Holy Monastery of St John of the Mountain

The Monastery provides a serene and ideal environment to celebrate Palm Sunday, April 5th, with shaded areas being provided for everyone to enjoy their lunch. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased, from the Monastery by phoning 9359 2988, from St Basil's Aged Care Services on 9201 9655, or alternatively by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information on this event can be found from here. Join us for this wonderful lunch, celebrating the feast day of Palm Sunday.

 

Holy Week

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, where we relive the events leading up to His Crucifixion and Resurrection. Join us at Church as we remember and celebrate Jesus' sacrifice for us.
The times for Holy Week are listed above and the program can be accessed from here.

St Basil's Aged Care Services is a Not For Profit aged care provider that is CALD specific (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse).
The primary aim of St Basil's Aged Care Services is to provide the welfare and assistance of the elderly and their families in the home, with a focus and understanding of the Greek culture and traditions thus enabling them to stay in their homes, avoiding early entry into Residential Aged Care Facilities.

St Basil's also runs a Government funded Volunteer Programme the CVS – Community Visitor's Scheme.
The CVS relies on the assistance of volunteers who are happy to give of their time in visiting our elderly (usually isolated) Greek people in their homes or in Aged Care Facilities.
It truly is a wonderful way to be of service to the community. All out of pocket expenses such as travel costs etc are reimbursed through the scheme.

If this calls to your heart please contact: Esmeralda Hope – CVS Project Manager on 0419 185 404

Joined by His Grace Bishop Nikandros and the St Andrew's Grammar school, we celebrated the 5th Sunday of Lent as well as Greek Independence Day. After the Church service, we headed down to Kings Park for the annual "Laying of the Wreath" service. Please visit our photo gallery here for some photos from the day.

Friday, 27 March 2015 12:00

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • Sun Mar 29
    • 7:30 AM, 5th Sunday of Lent, St Mary of Egypt - Matins & Divine Liturgy
    • 12:30 PM, Laying of the Wreath / Memorial Service (Kings Park)
  • Mon Mar 30
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Tue Mar 31
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Wed Apr 1
    • 7:30 AM, Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Thu Apr 2
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Fri Apr 3
    • 7:30 AM, Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts
  • Sat Apr 4
    • 7:30 AM, Saturday of Lazarus - Divine Liturgy
    • 10:30 AM, 2015 EYG Annual Palm Cross Making
    • 4:00 PM, Vespers

 

Akathist Hymn

Tonight we have the last of five, "Salutations to the Theotokos," starting at 7 PM. This service is slightly different from the previous four, as we repeat the Salutations from the previous four services. As a result, we will be finishing at 8:30 PM tonight. These services our dedicated to the Virgin Mary and we highly encourage everyone to attend.

 

Celebration for Greek Independence Day

This Sunday we will be celebrating Greek Independence Day, which coincided with the feast day of Evangelismos. As such, we will have the Greek Consulate joining us, as well as the children from the St Andrew's Grammar school. We will again be blessed with the presence of His Grace Bishop Nikandros, and a special Doxology service will be read at the end of the service to commemorate this day. As always, following the service, the laying of the wreath / memorial service, will be read at Kings Park, commencing at 12:30pm.

 

2015 EYG Annual Palm Cross Making

Just a reminder that on the 4th of April, at 10:30am, the Youth Group will be gathering to make Palm Crosses for our Church and the Monastery. This is a great family event and is an opportunity to have some fun and make some new friends. For more details, click here.

 

Palm Sunday Lunch - Holy Monastery of St John of the Mountain

The Monastery provides a serene and ideal environment to celebrate Palm Sunday, April 5th, with shaded areas being provided for everyone to enjoy their lunch. Tickets are $25 for adults, and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased, from the Monastery by phoning 9359 2988, from St Basil's Aged Care Services on 9201 9655, or alternatively by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information on this event can be found from here. Join us for this wonderful lunch, celebrating the feast day of Palm Sunday.

 

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia News

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

  • Our Primate's View on the Importance of Fasting
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 23:00

Youth Group: Akathist Hymn

Hello Everyone,

This Friday (27th of March) is the last service of the Akathist Hymn. The service runs from 7pm until 8:30pm and afterwards, we are planning to then head off to Gelare in South Perth (Mends Street) for an informal get together. Everyone is welcome.

Regular programming is still being confirmed, but the palm cross making will definitely still be going ahead on 4th of April (Saturday of Lazarus).

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 19:29

Annunciation of the Theotokos Feast Day

On Tuesday the 24th of March, we had the Vespers for the Annunciation of the Theotokos, followed by the Divine Liturgy on the following day. Blessed with the presence of His Grace Bishop Nikandros, and the priests from nearby Parishes, we celebrated this feast day together as, "one Holy, catholic and apostolic Church" (The Nicene Creed); the Orthodox Church.
We have added some of the photos from the Vespers service to our Gallery which can be accessed from here.

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, 'Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!'

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Friday, 20 March 2015 21:58

Easter Program 2015 - Now Available!

 

To download the 2015 Easter Program in both Greek and English, click here or on the image above.

Friday, 20 March 2015 12:00

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • Sun Mar 22
    • 7:30 AM, 4th Sunday of Lent, St John (the Writer of the Ladder) - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Mon Mar 23
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Tue Mar 24
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
    • 6:30 PM, Vespers
  • Wed Mar 25
    • 8:00 AM, Annunciation of the Theotokos - Divine Liturgy
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Thu Mar 26
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Fri Mar 27
    • 7:30 AM, Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts
    • 7:00 PM, Salutations to the Theotokos
  • Sat Mar 28
    • 7:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00 PM, Vespers

 

4th Salutations to the Theotokos

Tonight we have the fourth of five, "Salutations to the Theotokos," starting at 7 PM. These services our dedicated to the Virgin Mary and we highly encourage everyone to attend.

We would also like to remind everyone that the Youth Group will still be meeting after the service in the hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

Parish Feast Day - Annunciation of the Theotokos

This week we will be celebrating the feast day of our Parish and invite everyone to join us. On Tuesday the 24th of March, at 6:30pm, we have the Vespers service, where all priests, and His Grace Bishop Nikandros, will be in attendance. The following day, Wednesday the 25th, at 8:00am, which is the actual feast day, there will be a Divine Liturgy service, and we will be joined by His Grace also.

 

2015 EYG Annual Palm Cross Making

Just a reminder that on the 4th of April, at 10:30am, the Youth Group will be gathering to make Palm Crosses for our Church and the Monastery. This is a great family event and is an opportunity to have some fun and make some new friends. For more details, click here.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 19:02

Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross

Last Sunday we celebrated the "Veneration of the Holy Cross", which always falls on the third Sunday of Lent. A special service was conducted at the end of the Liturgy, where the Cross was placed on a tray, adorned by basil, and taken around the Church. At the end of the service, everyone came to venerate the Cross and receive some basil from the Priest.

Some people have asked, why it is that we use basil to adorn the Cross on this feast day. The reason is:

"On the spot where the Cross was discovered, St. Helen had found a hitherto unknown flower of rare beauty and fragrance, which has been named "Vasiliko", or Basil, meaning the flower of royalty. Note that the word "Vasiliko" means "of the King," since the word "Basileus" in Greek means "King"; so, the plant Vasiliko, Basil, is tied to the Precious Cross of the King of Glory, our Lord Jesus Christ."
(Taken from, http://orthodoxwiki.org/Elevation_of_the_Holy_Cross)

This feast day is closely paralleled to both the feasts of the "Exaltation of the Cross" and the "Procession of the Cross", which are celebrated on September 14th, and August 1st respectively. More information about the Cross can be found in the flyer for the Elevation of the Holy Cross, located on our Catechism Flyer page or by simply clicking here.

Also, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has prepared a page dedicated to this feast and can be accessed from here.

 
Apolytikion

"Save, O Lord, save Your people and bless Your inheritance; grant victory to the faithful over their adversaries. And protect Your commonwealth, by the power of Your Cross."
(Taken from, http://lent.goarch.org/sunday_of_the_cross/learn)

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