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.

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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The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary






TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
Laurence the Holy Martyr & Archdeacon of Rome

Chitus of Athens Bishop of Rome

Hippolytus the Martyr of Rome

 




TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READINGS
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The Feast of Holy Pentecost - 7 June 2020
Sunday, 7 June is the Feast of Holy Pentecost and at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, we celebrate the Kneeling Service. It's a moving and often emotional Service during which we ask God to forgive us our sins and to grant repose to the souls of our loved ones in the other dimension of life. The Kneeling Service also reminds us that the Church, which is pre-eternal by nature i.e. it existed in God the Holy Trinity before the creation of the universe, became manifest in the material world at Pentecost. Download the English text of the Kneeling Service and read along.


Requesting the lighting of candles and prayers
In these challenging times for the whole world, our prime concern at St Spyridon has been to ensure that our beautiful people remain connected with the Church and find strength and peace through Her. The isolation from the church building of all our faithful has caused much pain. Nonetheless, during this Covid-19 crisis, we have been working hard to make our Church more accessible spiritually.

Now, you can submit the names of your loved ones, both living and departed, so that our Priests may pray for them in the Holy Altar during the Divine Services.

Click here to light a candle and submit names for commemoration in the Holy Altar.


Livestreaming of Services
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.


Program of Holy Services for June
Download the English program and Greek program of Holy Services during June to be held 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.







 
The Feast of Holy Pentecost
The Feast of Holy Pentecost is celebrated each year on the fiftieth day after the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha (Easter) and always on a Sunday. The Feast commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on the day of Pentecost and the establishment of the Church through the preaching of the Apostles and the baptism of the thousands who on that day believed in the Gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
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Twelve Apostles
Jesus Christ endowed His Church with Himself and His divine Message. He handed it down to His Apostles, who constituted His Church, to carry on with authority His Gospel, and He sent them to preach it and to baptize converts all over the world
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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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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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