Welcome! ‘St Spyridon’ is a canonical Orthodox Church serving the spiritual and community needs of South East Sydney. It functions through the authority of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
. St Spyridon Parish is also responsible for the founding and continuing development of St Spyridon College.


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
(John 3:16)


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  this week :: St Spyridon parish church services and activities
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TUESDAY 26
WEDNESDAY 27
THURSDAY 28
FRIDAY 29
SATURDAY 30
SUNDAY 01
Holy Monday Holy Tuesday Holy Wednesday Holy Thursday Holy Friday Holy Saturday Great and Holy Pascha
Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
07.30 - 09.00am

The Service of the BRIDEGROOM
07.00 - 08.30pm
Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
07.30 - 09.00am

The Service of the BRIDEGROOM
07.00 - 08.30pm
Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
07.30 - 09.00am

Sacrament of HOLY UNCTION
02.30 - 04.30pm

Matins of Holy Thursday
07.00 - 08.30pm
Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St Basil
05.00 - 07.00am

Service of the HOLY PASSION OF CHRIST
07.00 - 10.30pm
Service of the Great and Imperial Hours
07.30 - 09.30am

Vespers - REMOVAL OF THE LORD FROM THE CROSS
03.00 - 05.00pm

The LAMENTATION Service
07.00 - 11.00pm
Vespers and Divine Liturgy of St Basil
05.30 - 07.30am

The Preparatory Service for the Holy Resurrection
11.00 - 12.00am
The Service of the Life-giving and Glorious RESURRECTION of our Lord
12.00 - 12.30am

Paschal Matins and the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
12.30 - 02.15am






TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
Holy Friday

Jason & Sosipater the Apostles of the 70 & their Companions

Holy Martyr Cercyra

Our Holy Father John of Kaloktenos, Metropolitan of Thebes

Ss. Theocharus and Apostolus of Arte

Basil, Bishop of Montenegro

John of Kaloktenos

Nektarios the New Martyr of Optina

 




TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READINGS
1 Corinthians 5:6-8

Matthew 27:62-66

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New! Anzac Day Memorial Service
Evzones from the Presidential Guard of Greece participated in the Anzac Day Memorial Service held at St Spyridon Church on Saturday, 23 March.




Program of Holy Services for Holy Week 2016
Download the English program of Holy Services to be held at St Spyridon Church during Holy Week. If your parents or grandparents don't read English, why not surprise them by printing the Greek Program and giving it to them.


English Divine Liturgy Services
The Divine Liturgy in ENGLISH is conducted at St Spyridon church on the first SATURDAY evening of each month from 7 – 8.15 p.m. The next Divine Liturgy service in English will be Saturday, 7th of May 2016 from 7pm.

Can’t make it to the Saturday evening services? Download and save the mp3 of the Divine Liturgy Service in English recorded at St Spyridon Church.


Like us on Facebook
St Spyridon Parish is using all possible means to reach out to its people which is why St Spyridon Parish has a Facebook page. And as many of you already know, our Parish Priest Fr Steven Scoutas is also on Facebook.







 
New! Great and Holy Feast of Pascha
On the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha, Orthodox Christians celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This feast of feasts is the most significant day in the life of the Church. It is a celebration of the defeat of death, and in this victory that came through the Cross, Christ offers us restoration, transformation, and eternal life.
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Holy Week
One's beliefs constitute his being; the more our beliefs are true and firm, the more purposeful meaning life has. Remembrance of the events of Holy Week, the last week in the life of Jesus Christ, has a practical appeal to the heart of the Christian believer.
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Fasting
The primary aim of Fasting is to make us conscious of our dependence upon God. Yet it would be misleading to speak only of weariness and hunger. Abstinence leads, not merely to this, but also to a sense of lightness, wakefulness, freedom and joy.
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Orthodox Spirituality
The sources of Orthodox spirituality are the Holy Scriptures, sacred Tradition, the dogmatic definitions of the Ecumenical Synods, and the spiritual teachings of the Greek Orthodox Fathers. Orthodox spirituality is mainly expressed through prayer, daily Christian living, and worship, which ultimately lead to union with the divine uncreated Light.
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Who is Jesus Christ?
Who do we say that Jesus Christ is? Who is this Jesus Christ in whom we believe as baptised members of the Orthodox Church? Is Jesus Christ a mere man? Is He only God? Or is He rather, as the Orthodox Church teaches, both truly God and truly man.
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