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
MONDAY 13
TUESDAY 14
WEDNESDAY 15
THURSDAY 16
FRIDAY 17
SATURDAY 18
SUNDAY 19
Christmas Fast Begins
Matins and Divine Liturgy
07.30 - 09.45am
Matins and Divine Liturgy
07.30 - 09.45am
Matins and Divine Liturgy
07.30 - 09.45am
Matins and Divine Liturgy
07.00 - 10.30am






TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
Plato the Great Martyr of Ancyra

Holy Martyr Romanus

Zaccheus the Deacon

Holy New Martyr Anastasius of Paramythia

Anastasios the New Martyr

 




TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READINGS
 news and events    focus on the faith

Short Course in Orthodox Studies
'A SHORT COURSE IN ORTHODOX STUDIES’ is again being organized as an initiative of ‘St Spyridon’ Parish in collaboration with St Andrew’s Theological College. This year’s series will be held 7.30pm – 9.00 pm MONDAY evenings from October 30th till December 4th, 2017. Download this year's programme here.

On Monday 20th November, Professor Angelo Karantonis, BTh, BEc, MComm is presenting the 4th talk for this series titled "THE DIVINE LITURGY – COMMUNION WITH CHRIST HIMSELF". The lectures are free and in English so simply turn up! We look forward to seeing you.


St Spyridon Senior Fellowship on Tuesday evenings
Discover the beauty of Orthodoxy with St Spyridon Senior Fellowship led by Fr Steven in English. Fellowship is held on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 till 8.30 pm in the Parish Hall and is open to all adults - we look forward to seeing you there!


Program of Holy Services for November 2017
Download the English program and Greek program of Holy Services to be held at St Spyridon Church.


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 is Saturday, 4 November 2017 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! All-holy Virgin Mary
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New! The Divine Liturgy
Undoubtedly, the central aspect of Orthodox Christian life is participation in the Divine Liturgy. Orthodox Christians consider the Liturgy to be 'Heaven on Earth' and try to experience this reality in many ways.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Ever asked 'If God loves us, why does he allow suffering?' or 'Why do we light candles in the Church?'. Find out and more in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
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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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