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Saturday 10 March 2018

Commencing 1.00pm at St. Andrew’s Grammar

(Greek Room, Palassis Building)

Light Refreshments Provided


  1. Welcome and Opening of Meeting
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of Previous AGM
  4. Confirmation of Minutes
  5. Annual Report
  6. Financial Report
  7. Election of Office Holders and other Committee Members
    • Chairperson
    • Deputy Chairperson
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Committee Members
  8. Other Business (of which notice has been given)
    • WAMGLTA Rules – proposed changes
  9. General Business
    • CGL Examinations 2018
    • Speak Greek in March Campaign 2018
    • WAMGLTA Initiatives
    • Special Meeting for Modern Greek ATAR Results
    • Other
  10. Close


Friday, 19 January 2018 12:00

What's New (19/01/2018)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jan 20
    • 8:00AM, Euthimios the Great - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Jan 21
    • 8:00AM, 15th Sunday of Luke (Sunday of Zacchaeus) - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Thu Jan 25
    • 7:30AM, Gregory the Theologian - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Jan 27
    • 8:00AM, Relics of St John Chrysostom - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers


English Liturgies - Resuming Tomorrow

Just to remind everyone, starting tomorrow we will be resuming our English Liturgy services. These will be conducted every Saturday from 8:00am. Everyone is encouraged to attend.


Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
15th Sunday of Luke (Sunday of Zacchaeus) (21/01/2018)

Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15

Gospel: Luke 19:1-10

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

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:32

St Basil’s Family Fun Day - 21 Jan, 4-7pm

On behalf of St Basil’s Aged Care Services Fr Emmanuel would like you to know of the upcoming St Basil’s Family Fun Day to be held at St Nektarios Church.

This is an annual event held by St Basil’s but has been scheduled later in January this year to offer families the opportunity to attend.

Bring your own picnic and claim your spot on the grass at our parish's new lawn area. Enjoy a stress-free evening with a jumping castle, face painting, loukoumades, ice cream and drinks for sale.

Sunday, 14 January 2018 12:00

Life of the Soul


"Life of the soul" said St Gregory Palamas (14th Century) is union with God, "as life of the body is union with the soul." When the body is separated from the soul it ceases to live. In the same way the soul that is separated from God experiences death. This spiritual death is the true everlasting death as life of the soul through union with God is true and authentic everlasting life. "The words that I speak to you are spirit" said the Lord (John 7:63) "and they are life. But there are some of you who do not believe".


Our experience and invitation of union with God occurs through the Church at Sacrament of Baptism. The Sacrament of Baptism unites us to the Body of Christ. As we are joined to Christ we become members of the same Body the Head of which is Christ. "For by one Spirit we were all baptised into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and have all been made to drink into one Spirit". (l Corinth. 12:11)
As our own body is made of many different members serving different purposes they nevertheless function as a whole. The different members of the body cannot disown the body which they draw life from and serve according to their respective and appointed functions. "Now you are the body of Christ" said St Paul (1 Corinth. 12:27) and members individually. As members of the same body, Christians have an obligation to love one another and all of God’s creation.

Whilst Baptism unites us to Christ and the life of Christ, we must also understand that we must first experience death. "Do you not know" said St Paul (Romans 6:3-9) "that as many of us as were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, and just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him."


Having been joined to the Body of Christ we are obliged to keep His Commandments of Love. We must therefore live according His will otherwise we face spiritual death. Our defiance of God’s Commandments separates our soul from Him whereas obedience to His Law unites us to Christ who is the source of all life. "I am the way the truth and the life" said Our Lord. (John 14:6) Sin is the defiance of God and His will by our disobedience. We are obliged to repent and separate ourselves from sin through the Sacrament of Confession which acts as a second renewable Baptism. Christ promised us the forgiveness of sins which is available to us through the Sacrament of Confession. Confession cleanses us of sin so that we might be ever ready to receive Him. This then is God’s second and renewable invitation to us to be cleansed of sin and be united to Him whilst we still enjoy the gift of earthly life.

Friday, 12 January 2018 12:00

What's New (12/01/2018)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jan 13
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Jan 14
    • 8:00AM, 38 Monastic Fathers Who Were Slain at Sinai and Raitho - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Wed Jan 17
    • 7:30AM, Anthony the Great - Divine Liturgy
  • Thu Jan 18
    • 7:30AM, Holy Fathers Athanasius and Cyril (Patriarchs of Alexandria) - Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Jan 20
    • 8:00AM, Euthimios the Great - English Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers


Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
38 Monastic Fathers Who Were Slain
at Sinai and Raitho (14/01/2018)

Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13

Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17

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

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:00

English Liturgies - Resuming Jan 20

After spending most of last year in preparation and growth, we are pleased to announce that this year we will be conducting English Liturgy services every Saturday, beginning from Jan 20.

These services are not meant to replace the regular Sunday services but are instead to be run in parallel, appealing to the English speaking population of our community.

A complete list of the services can be found on our website here.

We look forward to seeing you all then.

Friday, 05 January 2018 17:49

WAMGLTA AGM Announcement

Dear Stakeholders of the teaching of the Greek language in WA

This is early notice regarding the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The West Australian Modern Greek Language Teachers' Association Inc. (WAMGLTA). The AGM is scheduled to take place on Saturday 10 March at 1.00pm, at a venue to be confirmed. Light refreshments will be provided. Existing and new members welcome! The AGM Agenda and other relevant documents will be disseminated in due course. For further details or queries, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0402 400 367.


Dr Angela Evangelinou-Yiannakis
WAMGLTA Chairperson
5 January 2018

Friday, 05 January 2018 12:00

What's New (05/01/2018)

Upcoming Events

  • Sat Jan 6
    • 7:00AM, Holy Epiphany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ - Great Blessing of the Waters - Matins & Divine Liturgy
    • 4:00PM, Vespers
  • Sun Jan 7
    • 8:00AM, Synaxis of John the Forerunner and Baptist - Matins & Divine Liturgy
  • Sat Jan 13
    • 4:00PM, Vespers


Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations
Synaxis of John the Forerunner and Baptist (07/01/2018)

Epistle: Acts 19:1-8

Gospel: John 1:29-34

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

Saturday, 30 December 2017 21:19

Combined Epiphany Celebration - 7 Jan 2018



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


(Hackett Drive, Crawley - Opposite UWA)


The Greek Orthodox Parishes of Perth with the Holy Monastery of St. John of the Mountain are hosting the annual Epiphany Celebration on the foreshore of the Swan River at Matilda Bay Reserve with the retrieval of the Holy Cross from the Waters on Sunday 7 January 2018.

Service Commences at 12:30pm

Parking available at UWA and Street Parking

  • Tents for Shade
  • Souvlakia & Sausage Sizzle from 11:00am
  • Cold Drinks
  • Sweets
  • Jumping Castle

Strong swimmers over the age of 15 and who are interested in swimming for the Holy Cross are to contact Fr Elpidios on 0407 260 071



The complete 2018 Epiphany Celebration Pamphlet can be downloaded from here.

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