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 20
TUESDAY 21
WEDNESDAY 22
THURSDAY 23
FRIDAY 24
SATURDAY 25
SUNDAY 26
Annunciation of the Theotokos Sunday of St. John Climacus
The Great Compline
04.00 - 05.00pm
The Great Compline
04.00 - 05.00pm
The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
07.00 - 08.30pm
The Great Compline
04.00 - 05.00pm
4th Salutations to the Mother of our Lord
07.00 - 08.30pm

Vespers for the Annunciation of the Theotokos and 4th Stance of the Akathist
05.00 - 06.30pm
Matins and Divine Liturgy
07.00 - 10.30am
Matins and Divine Liturgy
07.00 - 10.30am






TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
Artemon the Presbyter

Our Holy Father Theonas, Archbishop of Thessolonica

Zachariah the Recluse

Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow.

 




TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READINGS
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Lest we forget - Anzac Day Service 22 April 2017
St Spyridon is a War Memorial Church, and every year an Anzac Day Service is held where we prayed for the souls of all men, women and children who died for Australia in the Two World Wars and in other conflicts around the world. This year the Anzac Day Service will be held on Saturday, 22 April 2017. It is a very moving Service honouring Australia's fallen. Please wear your family's medals and come! It will be an honour.


Program of Holy Services for Great Lent 2017
Download the English program of Holy Services to be held at St Spyridon Church during Holy and Great Lent. If your parents or grandparents don't read English, why not surprise them by printing the Greek Program and giving it to them.


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


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, 1st of April 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! 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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New! Great Lent
Great Lent before Easter is when the Christian participates fully in preparing himself to praise and glorify his God as Lord and Saviour. During the period of the Great Lent the awakening of the spirit of man comes about through inspiration from the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ. It is a time of self-examination and preparation, and of taking an inventory of one's inner life.
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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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