Christ is Risen!
Read the Patriarchal Proclamation for Pascha from His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch and the Easter Message from His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia.
Marriage Preparation Seminars
Marriage Preparation Seminars for 2013 will be held across 2 days in April, July and November at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, 242 Cleveland Street Redfern. Covering a broad range of topics from roles within a marriage to legal, financial and medical matters, it is a great introduction for all newly weds and those preparing for their wedding.
Find out more here and download the registration form here.
St Spyridon Activities in 2013
The philanthropic work of the Church is unceasing and vital. From conducting Orthodox Scripture classes in public schools to supporting the Sydney Children's Hospital, our Parish of St Spyridon has developed a substantial missionary outreach. Learn more about the many services of our Parish, available in English and Greek.
Program of Holy Services for May
Download the English program of Holy Services to be held at St Spyridon Church during May. 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, 1st of June from 7pm.
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Seeing and Believing: The Thomas Incident
There is a special episode preserved by the Gospel of John that stands out from among the post-resurrection scenes - the incident of the appearance of the risen Lord to Thomas. A story deeply human and divine, it culminates in the supreme dominical proclamation “Blessed are those who have not seen and (yet) believed.”
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.
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.
Perhaps the most misunderstood sacrament of the Christian Church, Confession is an important and integral aspect of Christian life. Its foundation is Scriptural and its practice goes back to Apostolic times. The ongoing forgiveness of sins in the Church rests in Him that makes all things possible in the Church: the Holy Spirit sent by Christ from the Father to those who are His.
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.
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.