Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is Risen!
Αληθώς Aνέστη! Truly He is Risen!

Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling on death,
and granting life to those in the tombs.


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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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Thomas Sunday
Anzac Day Service
09.00 - 10.00am






TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
Commemoration of the Precious Cross that appeared in the sky over Jerusalem in 351 A.D.

St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem

Akakios the Centurion of Byzantium

Pachomios the New Martyr of Patmos

Repose of St. Nilus, abbot of Sora

Alexis Toth Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in America

 




TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READINGS
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Calendar of Saints, Feasts and Holy Services
Don't miss a thing with our 2021 Calendar of Saints, Feasts and Holy Services.


Anzac Day Service on Saturday 8th May at 9.00am
'St Spyridon' is a War Memorial Church, and every year an Anzac Day Service is held where we pray 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's ANZAC Day Service will be held on Saturday 8th May at 9.00 am. It is attended by the Greek Sub-branch of the RSL, regimental, political and community representatives and a considerable number of parishioners. The flag ceremony is conducted by senior prefects of St Spyridon College. 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 Holy Week
Download the English program of Holy Services during Holy Week to be held at St Spyridon Church. St Spyridon Parish is also live-streaming the main Services through Facebook or YouTube.


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 - 8.30 p.m.

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.







 
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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Great and Holy Feast of Pascha
On the Great rand 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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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.’
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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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