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Wednesday, 04 March 2015 08:00

The Life of a Saint: Gerasimos of Jordan

Gerasimos of Jordan
Feast Day: March 4

The story of Gerasimos, a pious monk who formed an attachment with the acknowledged king of beasts, the lion, has suffered greatly through fictional accounts over the years. It is important to note the power of the Lord Jesus Christ, which extends all things visible and invisible. This account of Gerasimos and his unusual relationship with a lion is proof of that.

Born in the seventh century, in the province of Lycia, Asia Minor, lions roamed the region, as in the account of Sampson from the Old Testament. Having come from a family of leisure-class wealth, it is difficult to believe that he would one day walk away from this life for the simple self-denial that comes from monasticism. Yet, he did just that when he felt the call to the service of Jesus Christ, and left the comfort for the confines of a cloister of the desert. He dedicated himself totally to the Saviour.

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Sunday, 01 March 2015 18:51

Sunday of Orthodoxy Photos

Today, being the Sunday of Orthodoxy, we made a procession around the Church, with the children carrying icons. It was a wonderful service and thankfully, the Church was filled with faithful, eager to join us in the celebration.
In case you didn't get to join us today, you can view some photos from here.

Friday, 27 February 2015 21:56

Youth Group: Akathist Hymn

Hello Everyone,

We just wanted to let everyone know that during the next five Fridays, the youth group will still be meeting after the evening service of the Akathist Hymn. The service runs from 7pm until 8pm and afterwards, we will meet downstairs in the hall. Everyone is welcome.

Depending on interest, for the last Friday - on the 27th of March - we were thinking of heading off to Gelare in South Perth.

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

 

Friday, 27 February 2015 12:00

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • Sun Mar 1
    • 7:30 AM, 1st Sunday of Lent, Sunday of Orthodoxy - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Mon Mar 2
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Tue Mar 3
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Wed Mar 4
    • 7:30 AM, Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Thu Mar 5
    • 4:30 PM, Great Compline
  • Fri Mar 6
    • 7:30 AM, Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts
    • 7:00 PM, Salutations to the Theotokos
  • Sat Mar 7
    • 8:00 AM, English Liturgy
    • 4:00 PM, Vespers

 

1st Salutations to the Theotokos

Tonight we have the first 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.

 

Sunday of Orthodoxy

This Sunday is the Sunday of Orthodoxy and is always celebrated on the first Sunday of Great Lent. This is the day that the last of the Iconoclasts (those that were against the use of Icons in worship) were defeated and icons were restored to the Church. As a result, a feast is held every year on this day in remembrance.
On Sunday, please bring your children and an icon for them to carry, as we make a procession around the Church in celebration.

 

Journey of St Paul & Classical Greece (Including Constantinople/Istanbul)

Just a reminder that the closing date for bookings is March 2. More information about the trip is available from here.

 

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia News

Available now is the February edition of the "Vema" Newspaper and can be downloaded from here (the Greek version is also available from here).

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 22:21

Library Catalogue Updated

The updated library catalogue for 2015 has just been updated. It is accessible from our website at: http://www.evangelismos.com.au/index.php/library/library-catalogue

Registrations for the library can be made by contacting us, or in person. The library is open Sunday mornings and other times by appointment.

Monday, 23 February 2015 16:34

Great Lent 2015 - A Few Words

Today is known as Clean Monday and is the day following Cheesefare Sunday. This day marks the beginning of Great Lent and is when we begin preparing ourselves for the Great Feast of Holy Pascha. Great Lent is the forty-day period that begins on Clean Monday and ends on Holy Pascha, which is the most important Feast of the Christian year. As a result, a strict fast is observed today.

During this period of Great Lent, we are instructed to fast from both meat and cheese products but more importantly, we are also instructed to fast spiritually. Spiritually fasting is the taming of our thoughts, words, and actions. By fasting from foods, we train our bodies in discipline and self-control. We also do away with the many evils that take advantage of us in this weak state and cause us to sin. Fasting from foods aids us in our spiritual fast and so prepares us for Holy Pascha.

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Saturday, 21 February 2015 18:39

Program for Great Lent

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA
HOLY CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF OUR LADY

 

PROGRAM FOR GREAT LENT
2015

  • Great Compline
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    4:30 - 5:30pm
  • Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts
    Wednesdays & Fridays
    7:30 - 9:00am
  • Every Saturday throughout Great Lent
    Divine Liturgy
    7:30 - 9:30am
    *Saturday English Services commencing 8:00 - 10:00am scheduled for: 7th March, 21st March
  • Salutations to the Theotokos
    Fridays
    7:00 - 8:00pm
  • Sunday Liturgy of St Basil the Great
    7:30 - 11:00am
Friday, 20 February 2015 18:17

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • Sun Feb 22
    • 8:00 AM, Cheesefare Sunday - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Mon Feb 23
    • 7:30 AM, Lent Begins - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Feb 28
    • 8:00 AM, English Liturgy - Albany
    • 4:00 PM, Vespers
Friday, 13 February 2015 12:00

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • Sun Feb 15
    • 8:00 AM, Judgement (Meatfare) Sunday - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Feb 21
    • 8:00 AM, English Liturgy
    • 4:00 PM, Vespers

 

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia News

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

  • The canonization of Elder Paisios
  • 90th anniversary celebrations for the laying of the foundation stone of the Church of Sts Constantine & Helene

All prospective candidates 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).

Persons 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 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, a level for beginner adolescents and adults, through to a level for persons with excellent knowledge of the Greek language.

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