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 12
TUESDAY 13
WEDNESDAY 14
THURSDAY 15
FRIDAY 16
SATURDAY 17
SUNDAY 18
Sunday of Mary of Egypt
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 Canon
04.00 - 06.00pm
The Akathist Hymn - the Final Salutations to the Theotokos
07.00 - 09.00pm
Matins and Divine Liturgy (Live stream)
07.00 - 10.30am






TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
Symeon the Holy Martyr & Bishop of Persia

Makarios, Bishop of Corinth

Agapetos of Rome

 




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.







 
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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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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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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