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.


As we face the extraordinary circumstances of the Corona epidemic together, and in view of the very strict regulations imposed by the Australian Government, St Spyridon Parish is live-streaming the main Services through Facebook or YouTube. Let us remain united with love and this crisis will pass.

Watch the Live Stream here!


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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Archbishop Makarios ordains our beloved Father Amphilohios to the priesthood
Our Primate and Father, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios, celebrated the Orthros and Divine Liturgy at our Church on Sunday, 14th December as we continued the Feast Day celebrations of our Patron, Saint Spyridon, Bishop of Trimythounda, the Wonder-Worker.

During the Service and following the Cherubic Hymn and the Great Entrance, our Archbishop conducted the Ordination of our beloved Father Amphilohios Papantoniou to the Priesthood.

Whilst yet a Deacon, Father Amphilohios was presented to His Eminence by our much loved Father Steven Scoutas and the Archdeacon of the Archdiocese, Father Athenagoras Karakonstantakis. The Deacon was taken through the Royal Doors and around Holy Altar Table three times, venerating each corner and kneeling before His Archbishop each time whilst kissing the Icon of Christ on his Epigonation, as a sign of humility and willing surrender to the Church which is the Body of Christ Himself.

His Eminence then presented Father Amphilohios to the people for their acceptance of the new priest. As the Archbishop held up each piece of the priestly vestments, he exclaimed “Axios”, meaning “he is Worthy”, to which the faithful responded with their approval and concurrence by exclaiming “Axios” with one dynamic voice. Father Amphilohios then took his rightful place at the Holy Altar Table as a new priest whilst the Divine Liturgy continued to its conclusion.

Watch this very emotional and unforgettable day for the new ordinand and for the entire congregation here.

AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!


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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.







 
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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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 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.
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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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