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 05
TUESDAY 06
WEDNESDAY 07
THURSDAY 08
FRIDAY 09
SATURDAY 10
SUNDAY 11
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

Great Vespers conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos
07.30 - 09.00pm






TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
The Conception by St. Anna of the Most Holy Theotokos

Hanna the Prophetess

Narses the Martyr of Persia

 




TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READINGS
Galatians 4:22-27

Luke 8:16-21

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Feast of St Spyridon
On December 12th, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of our Patron Saint, SPYRIDON the Miracle-Worker, Bishop of Trimythounda, blessed amongst the Holy Fathers of the Church.

On Sunday, 11th December at 7.30 p.m. on the eve of the Feast Day, the Vespers Service (Esperinos) will be conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Following the Vespers Service and the Blessing of the Five Loaves (Artoklasia), St Spyridon Parish will offer the annual Celebratory Dinner in the Church Hall as our hospitality to all the faithful present on the evening. We look forward to seeing you there.


Short Course in Orthodox Studies
This year’s 'A Short Course in Orthodox Studies’ was held WEDNESDAY evening in ENGLISH from October 26th till November 30th. St Spyridon Parish offers its deepest gratitude to this year's speakers and heartfelt thanks to all who attended.

Missed one of the talks from this year's Short Course? Watch the videos here.


Program of Holy Services for December 2016
Download the English program of Holy Services to be held at St Spyridon Church during December. 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 final Divine Liturgy service for 2016 in English was Saturday, 3rd of December 2016 .

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! St Spyridon the Miracle-Worker
On December 12th, the Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of our Patron Saint, SPYRIDON the Miracle-Worker, Bishop of Trimythounda, blessed amongst the Holy Fathers of the Church.
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New! The Feast of the Nativity of Jesus
The Feast of the Nativity of Jesus, also known as Christmas, is one of the most joyful days of the Orthodox Church and commemorates that Jesus became a man and came into the world to save us.
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The All-Holy Virgin Mary
The veneration of the Mother of the Lord is of the same order as the veneration of all the saints, and shares with it a common foundation; excepting only that among the saints, the Most Holy Virgin Mary naturally occupies the first place and stands higher than them all.
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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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