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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TODAY'S SAINTS AND FEASTS
Elias the Prophet

 




TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READINGS
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Christ is Risen!
Read the Patriarchal Proclamation for Pascha from His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch.


Anzac Day Service on Saturday 4th 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 28th April 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 May and June
Download the English program and Greek program of Holy Services during May and June to be held at St Spyridon Church.


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, 4 May 2019 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.


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.







 
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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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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