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Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Bankstown St Euphemia 6-12 East Terrace, Bankstown NSW, 2200 Τηλέφωνο Εκκλησίας - Church Phone (02) 9709 6908 ΄Ωρες Γραφείου Δευτέρα-Παρασκευή - 4.30 - 6.30μ.μ  Office Hours Monday to Friday  -  4.30pm to 6.30pm Για Μνημόσυνα και Αρτοκλασίες  -  (02) 9709 6908   Memorial Services & Artoklasies  -  (02) 9709 6908
St Euphemia Greek Orthodox College 202 STACEY STEET BANKSTOWN NSW 2200 PHONE : (02) 9796 8240 FAX : (02) 9790 7354 www.steuphemia.nsw.edu.au Yet again, our College was one of the High Achieving Schools in New South Wales and one of the best in the local area. Our results in 2014 were again exceptional and highlight the status of our College. There are limited vacancies from Kindergarten to Year 12 for those considering to enrol their children. Give your child the gift of a safe and successful learning journey by enrolling them at Saint Euphemia College. For more information, please contact the Principals on 9796 8240.
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St. Euphemia Orthodox Christian Fellowship     Join the St Euphemia fellowship and learn everything about our Orthodox Christian faith !  Our fellowship is open for all ages  ! +   Divine liturgy in English    +   Bible study     +   Talks & group discussions   +   Social events & monastery trips. Fellowship for 2017 will be held at the parish hall : 6-12 East Terrace Bankstown and commences at 7.30am.  The group usually meets in a classroom on top of the hall. Also, the Divine Liturgy in English is held  the third tuesday of every month  commencing at 7.30 pm.  For further information, please email us at fellowship@steuphemia.org.au
‘St Euphemia’ is a canonical Greek Orthodox Church serving the spiritual and community needs of the Bankstown area in Sydney. It functions through the authority of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. St Euphemia Parish is also responsible for the founding and continuing development of St Euphemia College.
July 2017
ΓΕΥΜΑ ΤΗΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΤΩΧΟΥ Το Ετήσιο Γεύμα φέτος θα λάβει μέρος την Κυριακή 16η Ιουλίου. Τα εισιτήρια είναι $35 και $15 για παιδιά άνω των 5 ετών. Υποστηρίξτε το έργο της Εκκλησίας μας με την παρουσία σας. Σας παρακαλούμε να προμηθευτείτε εγκαίρως τα εισιτήρια σας. On Sunday 16 July our Church will commemorate the Miracle of St. Euphemia. We will be holding the annual PHILOPTOHOS LUNCHEON. We would be pleased to see you and your family to celebrate together and to support the work of our Church. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children over 5 years οld. Please purchase your tickets before the day from a member of the Ladies Auxiliary. FELLOWSHIP St Euphemia Fellowship meets every Tuesday evening 7.30 - 9.00pm.  Come to learn more about your Orthodox Faith and your Orthodox Church!  All presentations are in English. For more information contact Fr Panagiotis on 0402219214 or Fr Peter on 0416145300. Ομιλίες στα Αγγλικά Οι νέοι και οι αγγλόφωνοι της ενορίας μας, συγκεντρώνονται κάθε Τρίτη 7.30μμ - 9.00μμ για ομιλίες στα αγγλικά. «Η Ελληνική Γωνιά» Συνάντηση ηλικιωμένων κάθε Τρίτη από ώρα 10.00πμ-12.00μμ. στο χωλ της Εκκλησίας. “Greek Corner” Weekly gathering of the elderly every Tuesday from 10.00 - 12.00pm. in the Church hall. ΟΙ ΠΕΤΑΛΟΥΔΕΣ Κάθε Τετάρτη 10.00 - 12.00πμ. Συγκέντρωση για νήπια.(Στο χωλ της εκκλησίας) “Little Butterflies”  Playgroup every Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00pm.(In Church Hall during school terms) ΚΑΤΗΧΗΤΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ Κάθε Κυριακή μετά απ’ την Θεία Κοινωνία (10.15πμ - 11.00πμ.) SUNDAY SCHOOL  Every Sunday after Holy Communion (10.15am - 11.00am.) ST EUPHEMIA COLLEGE A Co-educational K-12 Christian day school. Give your child the best start in life with a solid and positive education. For details contact the College on (02) 9796 8240
1η  Σάββατο - Αγ. Αναργύρων Κοσμά και Δαμιανού  /  Sts Cosmas and Damian Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy  …………………………………………..  7.30am - 9.30am 2α  ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ - Δ’ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ (Κατάθεσις εσθήτος Υπ. Θεοτόκου) /  4th Sunday of Matthew Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ……………………………………….    7.15am - 10.15am    7η  Παρασκευή - Αγ. Μεγαλομ. Κυριακής  /  Saint Kyriaki the Great Martyr        Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ………………….……………………..    7.30am - 9.30am   9η ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ -  Ε’ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ  /  5th Sunday of Matthew Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /   Matins & Divine Liturgy    ………………………………………..    7.15am - 10.15am 10η  Δευτέρα (Βράδυ) - ΜΕΓΑΣ ΠΑΝΗΓΥΡΙΚΟΣ ΕΣΠΕΡΙΝΟΣ ΑΓΙΑΣ ΕΥΦΗΜΙΑΣ GREAT FESTAL VESPERS OF SAINT EUPHEMIA Χοροστατούντος του Σεβασμιωτάτου Αρχιεπισκόπου Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Στυλιανού. Presided by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia    ………..    7.00pm - 8.30pm     11η  Τρίτη - Αγίας Μεγαλομάρτυρος Ευφημίας  /  Holy Great Martyr Euphemia Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /   Matins & Divine Liturgy    ……………………………………..    7.30am - 10.30am     12η  Τετάρτη - Αγ. Παϊσίου του Αθωνίτου  /  Saint Paisios the Athonite Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ……………………………….……..    7.30am - 9.30am      16η ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ -  ΑΓΙΩΝ ΠΑΤΕΡΩΝ (Δ’ Οικ. Συν.)  /  Holy Fathers of Chalcedon    Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ………………………………………    7.15am - 11.00am Ιερουργούντος του Θεοφιλεστάτου Επισκόπου Απολλωνιάδος κ.κ. Σεραφείμ. Θα ακολουθήσει Λιτάνευσις του Ιερού Λειψάνου και της Αγίας Εικόνος. Presided by His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonia. The procession of the Saint’s Holy Relics and Icon will follow the Liturgy. 17η Δευτέρα - Αγίας Μαρίνης  /  Saint Marina Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /   Matins & Divine Liturgy    …………………..…………………    7.30am - 9.30am 18η Τρίτη (Βράδυ)  /  Tuesday(Evening)     Θεία Λειτουργία στην Αγγλική γλώσσα.  /  Divine Liturgy in English    ………………………    7.30pm - 8.45pm        20η Πέμπτη - Προφήτου Ηλιού του Θεσβίτου  /  Prophet Elijah Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ………………………………………    7.30am - 9.30am   23η ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ - Ζ’ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ  /  7th Sunday of Matthew Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ………………………………………    7.15am - 10.15am   25η Τρίτη - Αγίας Άννης  /  Saint Anna Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ………………………………………    7.30am - 9.30am   26η Τετάρτη - Αγ. Παρασκευής  /  Saint Paraskevi Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ………………………………………    7.30am - 9.30am   27η Πέμπτη - Αγ. Παντελεήμωνος  /  St Panteleimon the Greatmartyr Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ………………………………………    7.30am - 9.30am   28η Παρασκευή - Αγ. Ειρήνης Χρυσοβαλάντου  /  St Irene Chrysovalandou Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /   Matins & Divine Liturgy    ……………………………..………    7.30am - 9.30am 30η ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ - Η’ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ  /  8th Sunday of Matthew Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  /  Matins & Divine Liturgy    ………………………………………    7.15am - 10.15am  
The miracle of the Holy & Great-Martyr Euphemia      Commemorated on July 11th The Holy and Great-Martyr Euphemia on this day 11th July is commemorated for the miracle wrought by her precious holy relics, revealed at the time of the Fourth Ecumenical Council in Chalcedon. This Council was called together in the reign of the Emperor Marcian and the Empress Pulcheria, in 451 A.D., after the death of the Emperor Theodosius the Younger, and was summoned because of the heresy of Dioscorus, Patriarch of Alexandria, the Eutyches, and archimandrite in Constantinople, who had disseminated the false teaching that there were in Christ not two natures, Divine and human, but only one, a divine nature. At this Council (Synod), the chief role was played by Anatolius, Patriarch of Constantinople and Juvenal, Patriarch of Jerusalem. Because, through the quarrels and evidence on both sides, no decision could be reached. Patriarch Anatolius suggested that the Orthodox and the heretics each write down their confession of faith, and that they be put into the coffin that contained the holy relics of Saint Euphemia. All agreed to this. Two confessions of faith, then, were written and placed in the hands of the great martyr. This coffin was closed and sealed with the imperial seal, a watch then being set over it. They then all spent three days in fasting and prayer. On the fourth day, when the tomb was opened, they saw the Orthodox confession of faith in the Saint's right hand and the heretical one beneath her feet. Thus was the conflict resolved by God's power, on the side of Orthodoxy. In the time of the Emperor Heraclius, the holy relics of Saint Euphemia were translated from Chalcedon to Constantinople, to the church dedicated to her near the Hippodrome. The iconoclast Emperor Leo the Isaurian ordered that her holy relics be thrown into the sea; but, by a miraculous act, the coffin was brought to the island of Lemnos and placed in the church of the holy martyr Glykeria. Then, in the time of Empress Irene, the coffin with its holy relics was again taken to Constantinople, to its former place. Blood has flowed from these holy relics from time to time, to the succor of the sick and the feeble.
ΙΕΡΑ ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΗ ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑΣ  ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΣ ΕΝΟΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΣ BANKSTOWN KAI ΠΕΡΙΧΩΡΩΝ «Η ΑΓΙΑ ΕΥΦΗΜΙΑ»
ΤΗΛ ΙΕΡΕΩΝ: π.Παναγιώτης Πρωτοψάλτης  (Fr Panagiotis) : 0402 219 214 π.Παναγιώτης Μαυρομμάτης  (Fr Peter) : 0416 145 300