Evangelismos Youth

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In last week's activity, we had a lot of fun! We embraced two key aspects of Greek culture in our 'Night of Crete'; Greek dancing and Greek food. While some found the faster paced dancing a bit challenging, it didn't stop them from having a go. From the Zorba to the Pentozali, it was quite an energetic night for all of us.
After we were all danced out, we sat down, had some olives, and listened to the sweet sound of the Cretan Lyra. For some, it was the first time trying an 'υποβρύχιο' (meaning 'submarine') of sweet mastiha. Though, just like any Greek table, there was plenty of food to go around.

This Thursday we have the Ascension of our Lord. The Ascension of our Lord is celebrated every year on the fortieth day after Easter and is always celebrated on a Thursday. So, this Friday, that is what we will be focussing on. After a talk from Father Emmanuel about this feast day, we will be coming together and packing flowers from the Epitaphios into bags to give out on Sunday, as is traditional every year. Please come along and help us in our celebration. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Sunday, 10 May 2015 20:34

Evangelismos Youth: A Night in Crete

In our last Evangelismos Youth activity, we gathered together and made some Mother's Day cards. With Mother's Day only a couple of days later, it seemed fitting to make something that came from the heart, and would express to our Mothers how much we love them. For those that sought more of a challenge, there were origami hearts and roses waiting to be made.

We also got to enjoy some nice and fresh Sage tea. The aroma quickly filled the hall, leaving people dying to try some. That, along with some pleasant conversation, was a great way to end the day.

Can you believe that we are already coming into our fourth night of the term. What do we have for you this week, you ask? Well, we are celebrating all things Crete. Specifically focussing on Greek dancing, we'll hopefully leave you a little more experienced and more than likely, a little tired (in a good way). We'll also be enjoying some Greek food and listening to some Cretan music during the intervals. Some of the more famous Cretan musicians are Nikos Xilouris and Vasilis Skoulas. In their music they utilise the Cretan Lyra, which is a music instrument central to the traditional music of Crete.

Also, due to Father Emmanuel holding a Vespers service down in Albany, followed by a Liturgy service on Saturday morning, we won't have our weekly talk in the Church. Instead, we'll just meet up down in the hall and get started with our Cretan night. So, that's 6:30pm this Friday the 15th of May. We hope to see you all there.

What a great turnout we had last week! Father Emmanuel demonstrated the art of bread making, the traditional way, and taught us of the benefits of Sour dough as compared to commercial yeast bread. We learnt some cool facts like, did you know that yeast is a man-made product? Or, that commercial yeast bread takes two hours to rise as compared to Sour dough which takes up to fourteen hours? We certainly didn't! What makes Sour dough different is that it is comprised of wild yeasts, which unlike commercial yeast, are naturally found on wheat.

We had a few laughs and enjoyed three different varieties of bread; olive, fruit, and plain. The olive bread disappeared the quickest but I think it is safe to say that all three were equally delicious.
To preserve all of our Evangelismos Youth memories, we have created a Photo Gallery page, available from here; to view our photos from the night, click here.

This week we have a very creative sort of evening for you. In the spirit of Mother's Day, we'll be bringing out that youthful side within, and making some gifts for our Mums. After all, what could be more thoughtful than something made by you? So, whether you had completely forgotten, or are stumped on what to get, we've got you covered. Come on down, have some fun, and make something for your Mum.

Monday, 27 April 2015 16:20

Evangelismos Youth: Bread Making

Last week we began our term with an evening of board games and fun. The evening got quite wacky and dare we say, a little silly; it's difficult to see how a school bus, fruit, and weird references to the 1960s, go together. That being said, it was a rather enjoyable night.

This week we'll be delving into the world of bread making. Bread making, simply put, is an art. It requires patience and love. There are so many different kinds of bread available and for many, is apart of one's culture. So, this Friday, 1st of May, we'll be embracing culture and enjoying in bread accompanied by some dips. Though, I have to say that for the sophisticated Greek, nothing beats bread dipped in some good quality olive oil.

So, we are calling all bread makers out there. Do you have a passion for cooking? Do you have a secret recipe past down by your great, great, great, great... grandmother? No, that's alright but if there's a particular kind of bread or a type of dip that you absolutely love, bring it along and join us for an evening of culture.

Thursday, 16 April 2015 20:01

Evangelismos Youth: Board Game Night

We hope everyone had a restful break and a Happy Easter.
Our first activity of the term begins with a Board Game night. That's right, you heard us, Board Games!!! Where the outcome of the game may come down to the roll of a dice.

If you aren't already familiar with our procedures, we will begin the night with a talk from Father Emmanuel in the Church, after which we will make our way down to the hall for the activity. Even if you're not great at Board Games, come along, have a cup of coffee, and share in some light conversation.

While we will be providing some Board Games, if you have any at home that you really like, or haven't played in a while, bring them along and we can all share in them. Snacks will be on a BYO arrangement for this event. So, if you fancy yourself a cook, or have some snacks lying around, please bring something along.

Remember the date, next Friday, the 24th of April, at 6:30pm. If you enjoy having fun, come along, bring some food, and let's make a night of it. Who knows, you may even find yourselves dodging snakes and climbing up ladders.

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.

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).

Sunday, 08 March 2015 12:35

2015 EYG Annual Palm Cross Making

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).


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