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 20
TUESDAY 21
WEDNESDAY 22
THURSDAY 23
FRIDAY 24
SATURDAY 25
SUNDAY 26
Forgiveness Sunday
Matins and Divine Liturgy
07.30 - 09.45am
Matins and Divine Liturgy
07.00 - 10.30am






TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
Porphyrios, Bishop of Gaza

Forgiveness Sunday

Photini the Samaritan Woman & her martyred sisters: Anatole, Phota, Photis, Praskevi, & Kyriaki

Holy Martyr Theocletus

John Claphas the new Martyr

 




TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READINGS
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Saturday of Souls - 18 February, 25 February and 4 March 2017
We need to pray for our departed loved ones as regularly as possible. Beyond our personal prayers for their souls, Memorial Services are conducted at the church or the cemetery on the 40th day, the 3rd month, 6th month, 9th month, the 12th month, and annually thereafter. There are also four ‘Saturdays of Souls’ on which we are asked to remember all members of our family and our friends who have departed this world – three before Easter and one after Easter.

What do we do? We sit down contemplatively, preferably with the whole family, and write down the names of those for whom we would like the Church to pray for. The list of names should be titled either with a cross (+) or with the word ‘Departed’. We come to church on the day with a small plate of boiled wheat (kollyva) (at St Spyridon Church such plates of kollyva are available at the entrance) and place it on one of the designated tables and light a candle on the kollyva. During the service, the names will be read out by the Priest and prayed for.


Program of Holy Services for February 2017
Download the English program of Holy Services to be held at St Spyridon Church during February. 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 next Divine Liturgy service in English is Saturday, 4th of March 2017 from 7pm.

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.


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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.







 
New! 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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New! 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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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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