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Saturday, 27 December 2014 11:50

Holy Epiphany Celebration 2015





Blessing of the Waters with the Holy Cross at Matilda Bay Reserve

(Corner of Hackett Drive & Mounts Bay Road, Crawley)

The Greek Orthodox Parishes of Perth together with the Holy Monastery of Saint John of the Mountain are organising the annual Epiphany Celebration on the foreshore of the Swan River at Matilda Bay Reserve (adjacent to the Rowing Club) with the retrieval of the Holy Cross from the Waters on:


Service Commences at 12.30pm

Parking available at UWA and next to the Rowing Club

Friday, 26 December 2014 12:00

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • Sun Dec 28
    • 8:00 AM, Sunday After the Birth of Christ - Divine Liturgy
  • Thu Jan 1
    • 7:30 AM, St Basil the Great; Circumcision of Our Lord - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Jan 3
    • 4:00 PM, Vespers
Thursday, 25 December 2014 09:00

Christmas Message 2014 by Archbishop Stylianos






By the grace of God Archbishop of Australia
to all the Reverend Clergy and devout faithful
of our holy Archdiocese.


Dearest brothers and sisters, and beloved children in the Lord,

All of Christendom is preparing this year, once again, to celebrate Christmas, within a world that is troubled, frantic and contradictory.

Thursday, 25 December 2014 08:58

The Meaning of Christmas

When I think of Christmas I think of hope. "For with God, all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26) ...Yet the Creator chose to enter the world in humility without a place to stay. His birth fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah (7:14) "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel", which is translated 'God is with us'.


With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, a trip to Greece and Constantinople has been organised for the month of June next year. The theme is Journey of St Paul and Classical Greece - including Constantinople.

Very Rev. Archimandrite Elpidios Karalis together with Mr Dimitri Kepreotes, from the Archdiocese Central offices in Sydney, will be leading the group.

An audience with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I has also been organised when the group visits Turkey.

For further information on the trip please click on a page below or download the flyer from here.

Friday, 19 December 2014 12:00

What's New

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Dec 20
    • 7:30 AM, St Ignatius - Divine Liturgy
    • 3:00 PM, Holy Unction
    • 4:30 PM, Vespers
  • Sun Dec 21
    • 8:00 AM, Sunday Before the Birth of Christ - Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00 PM, St Nektarios Parish - Christmas Carols & Children's Party
  • Wed Dec 24
    • 7:00 AM, Orthros - The Great Hours - St Eugenia the Venerable - Great Vespers Christmas - Divine Liturgy St Basil the Great
  • Thu Dec 25
    • 6:00 AM, Nativity of Christ - Divine Liturgy
  • Fri Dec 26
    • 7:30 AM, Synaxis of the Holy Theotokos - Divine Liturgy
    • 10:00 AM, Church Maintenance - Volunteers Wanted
  • Sat Dec 27
    • 7:30 AM, St Steven Archdeacon First Martyr - Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00 PM, Vespers

Don't Be Shy - Bring your singing voice along!


Santa will be visiting with gifts for the kids


Bouncy Castle


Bring a plate of Lenten food to share

Sunday 21 December

Join us for Greek & English Christmas Carols & FREE Children's Party

4pm at Church Grounds

All welcome to attend


Download the brochure from here.

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 21:37

Christmas Ideas at your Local Parish Bookstore

Books and cards for Christmas

Special prices on cookbooks...

$15.00​ Special Price!
Recipes and Stories won the best soft-cover food-related book at the 2004 food media awards.


Less than half price!!

A range of Orthodox books make IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS​ for children...


Designed to be presented to parents at the 40-day blessing of their infant, this attractive book tells the story of how Jesus was also brought to the Temple for blessing forty days after His birth. The story is told through 18 colorful iconographic illustrations by Bonnie Gillis. Included are a page for listing the names of the parents, the child, the church, the city, the date of the blessing; a place for the signature of the priest; a memento page for a photo of the blessing; the priest’s prayer; a parent’s prayer, and two brief articles on the meaning of the blessing.


Long ago on the island of Cyprus, a cuckoo sang a prophetic song that started a series of mysterious adventures. A hermit had a vision, a proud and selfish governor was stricken with paralysis, and a princess lay dying. All these events, including the miraculous healings of the governor and the princess, were part of a plan God s plan to bring the very first icon of the Mother of God, painted by the Evangelist Luke himself, from the emperor's palace in Constantinople to a new home on the island of Cyprus. The richly detailed, jewel-toned illustrations by acclaimed fine artist Niko Chocheli and the engaging text bring this true story to life for contemporary readers of all ages.


This is a wonderful book for families preparing to have a child baptized.
Nicholas the Chatterer was an ordinary young boy who loved his home in Constantinople almost as much as he loved to talk. That is, until the day the angels caught him up out of an earthquake and taught him to sing. Then he became Nicholas the Singer. His song saved the city from the earthquakes and entered into the Church’s liturgy for all ages, as the Trisagion Hymn.
The lyrical text and vivid watercolor illustrations bring fifth-century Byzantium to life, showing children everywhere that they too can be used by God to bring blessings to all mankind. A picture book for children preschool age and up.

(varying prices)

A variety of boxed religious Christmas cards available.

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The St Tabitha 2015 Bi-lingual (Greek and English) Calendar will be available from Sunday 7 December 2014 at all our parishes and from the Evangelismos bookshop.

The Calendar is a great reference tool for the whole year and is a must for every orthodox house.

The Calendar will make a perfect Christmas gift.

The calendar includes:

  • All the Feast Days and Fasting Days of the year
  • The days that Liturgies are conducted in the Greek and English languages
  • Contact details of all the Parishes in Perth
  • Selected passages from the various Saints of our Church

Colourful photos have been included in this year's calendars - see below (click to enlarge).

The proceeds from the Calendars will assist St Tabitha with its charitable works which the committee is frequently called upon to carry out throughout the year. These requests include assisting in burials for underprivileged members of our community and contributing funds to families in need. St Tabitha also assists the Greek Orthodox Parishes of WA with events and fundraising initiatives such as the annual Winter Appeal and Homeless Connect Appeal.


The Philoptohos of St Tabitha thanks everyone in advance for supporting its charitable work.
The calendars also be purchased by emailing the St Tabitha Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. $5.00 will be added for postage and handling.

Monday, 01 December 2014 16:40

Christmas and New Year Program Now Available

As we near Christmas and New Year again, we invite everyone to join us in celebrating the feast days leading up to and after the Nativity of Christ. The program is now available for download from here and is available for viewing below. You may also view these events from our Events page.

Note: Click on the images to maximise.

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