St Euphemia Greek Orthodox Parish and Community Bankstown Sydney

PROGRAMME OF CHURCH SERVICES FOR AUGUST 2014

Join the St. Euphemia fellowship and learn the Orthodox Christian faith !

 

Fellowship commences on the 11th February and is open for all ages  !!!

 

+ Divine liturgy in English   

+ Bible study    

+ Talks & group discussions    

+ Social events & monastery trips.

 

Fellowship is held every Tuesday night at 7.30pm at the parish hall : 6-12 East Terrace Bankstown.

 

The group usually meets in a classroom on top of the hall

 

Also, the Divine Liturgy in English is held every third tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm.

 

+ Facebook page : “St Euphemia Greek Orthodox Fellowship Bankstown”.

 

+ Website : www.stef.org.au

 

 

Pantanassa Monastery's Online

Shop Now Open ! Click here

Αποκαλυψη εικόνας Αγίας Χρυσοβαλάντου στα Βαλσαμάτα !

FELLOWSHIP  -  www.stef.org.au

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 7.30 - 9.00μμ για ομιλίες

στα αγγλικά.     Facebook

ΧΡΙΣΤΙΑΝΙΚΗ ΟΜΑΔΑ ΑΓΟΡΙΩΝ

Κάθε Σάββατο 4.00 - 6.00μμ.στην Εκκλησία

“Omada” group for teenage boys every Saturday 4.00 - 6.00pm.

ΚΑΤΗΧΗΤΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ

Κάθε Κυριακή 8.45 - 10.00πμ.

Sunday School every Sunday 8.45 - 10.00am.

Δωρεάν λεωφορείο

Aπό την εκκλησία της Αγίας Ευφημίας για το κοιμητήριο του Rookwood

Κάθε Τρίτη 9.15 πμ.

(Προσφορά του Euro Funeral Services 9759 9759)

ΟΙ ΠΕΤΑΛΟΥΔΕΣ

Κάθε Τετάρτη 10.00 - 12.00πμ. Συγκέντρωση για νήπια.

“Little Butterflies”

Playgroup every Wednesday 10.00 - 12.00pm.

PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTSST EUPHEMIA FELLOWSHIPORTHODOX VIDEOSORTHODOX MIRACLES

+   Ὁ Γερμανός ἀξιωματικός πού εἶδε τόν Ἅγιο Χαράλαμπο στά Φιλιατρά καί σταμάτησε τό ἀποφασισμένο ὁλοκαύτωμα τῆς πόλης! .... Read more

 

+   Παναγία η Μελικιώτισσα : 55 σφαίρες σε μια εικόνα !!!  …. Read more

Feast days & daily bible readingsLATEST ORTHODOX NEWS

Άλωση της Κωνσταντινούπολης  -   29th May 1453 

"Πάλι με χρόνια, με καιρούς, πάλε δικά σας θα 'ναι"!!!  ....  Αιωνία η μνήμη, αιωνία η μνήμη, αιωνία αυτών η μνήμη

WEB LINKS

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PATRIARCHATES

 

* Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
*
Pariarchate of Alexandria
*
Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East
*
Patriarchate of Jerusalem
*
Patriarchate of Moscow and all Russia
*
Patriarchate of Bulgaria
*
Patriarchate of Romania
*
Patriarchate of Serbia

 

HOLY ARCHDIOCESES-METROPOLISES OF THE THRONE

 

* Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
*
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
*
Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of

Australia & New Zealand
*
Serbian Orthodox Church of Australia

& New Zealand

Russian Orthodox Church of Australia

HOLY MONASTERIES

 

* Monastery of Panagia Pantanassa NSW
*
Monastery of Panagia Gorgoepikoos Geelong
*
Monastery of Axion Esti Northcote
*
St. Johns Monastery Perth
*
Mount Athos
*
Monastery of St John Theologian Patmos

 

GREEK ORTHODOX PARISH WEBSITES IN AUSTRALIA

 

* St. Spyridon NSW
*
St. John NSW
*
All Saints NSW
*
St. Paraskevi NSW
*
St. Stylianos,Sts Peter & Paul St Gregory of Palamas NSW

* St Catherine Mascot NSW

* St. Therapon NSW
*
St. Gerasimos NSW
*
St Panteleimon VIC
*
Sts. Anargeri VIC
*
St. George SA
*
St. George QLD
*
Dormition of the Theotokos QLD
*
St. Anna QLD
*
St. Nektarios WA
*
St. Constantine & Helen WA

GREEK ORTHODOX SCHOOLS IN AUSTRALIA

 

* St. Spyridon College NSW
*
All Saints Grammar NSW
*
St. Euphemia College NSW
*
St. Anargeri College VIC
*
St. Johns College VIC
*
St. George College SA
*
St. Andrews Grammer WA

 

ORTHODOOX THEOLOGICAL SEMINARIES

 

* St. Andrew's Theological College Australia
*
Holy Cross Hellenic College America
*
St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary America
*
Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute
*
St. Andrew's College Canada
*
University of Athens Greece
*
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
*
St. John of Damascus Faculty of Theology, Balamand
*
St. Tikhon Orthodox Theological Institute in Moscow

 

 

 

 

 


«θα πάρω μιαν ανηφοριά θα πάρω μονοπάτια να βρω τα σκαλοπάτια που παν στην λευτεριά».

St Euphemia Greek Orthodox College

 

202 STACEY ST. BANKSTOWN NSW 2200

PHONE : (02) 9796 8240

FAX : (02) 9790 7354

WEB : www.steuphemia.nsw.edu.au

DIVINE LITURGY 

 

SERVICES IN ENGLISH !

 

 

BANKSTOWN                                   9709-6908
Church of St Euphemia, 6-12 East Terrace
Third Tuesday of the month, May to Dec

(7:00-8:30pm)

 

BELMORE                                         9789-1659
Church of All Saints, Cnr Isabel & Cecilia Streets
Last Saturday of the month, May to Dec

(6:30-8:00pm)

 

BLACKTOWN                                    9621-5311
Church of St Paraskeve, 47-49 Balmoral Street
First Monday of the month, May to Dec

(7:30-9:00pm)

 

HURLSTONE PARK                          9558-8430

Church of St Stephanos, 650 New Canterbury Road Second Monday of the month, May to Dec (7:00-8:30pm)

 

KINGSFORD                                      9663-5147
Church of St Spyridon, 72-76 Gardeners Road
First Saturday of the month, Mar to Dec (7:00-8:30pm)

 

KOGARAH                                         9587-9113
Church of our Lord’s Resurrection, 16-20 Belgrave Street—Saturday 3 Mar & 7 Apr (6:00-7:30pm);
First Monday of the month, May to Dec

(7:30-9:00pm)

 

MARRICKVILLE                                9558-4453
Church of St Nicholas, 203-207 Livingstone Road
Third Tuesday of the month, May to Dec

(7:00-8:30pm)

 

MASCOT                                            9667-1001
Church of St Catherine, 180 Coward Street
Fourth Friday of the month, May to Dec

(7:00-8:30pm)

 

PARRAMATTA                                  9635-9480
Church of St Ioannis, 11 Hassall Street
First Tuesday of the month, May to Nov

(7:00-8:30pm)

 

ROSE BAY                                         9371-9929
Church of St George, 90 Newcastle Street
Bilingual Service each Sunday   (9:30-11:00am)

 

SUTHERLAND SHIRE                       9526-6577
Church of St Stylianos, 806-808 The Kingsway, Gymea—Third Saturday of each month, Mar to Nov   (5:30-7:00pm)

 

THORNLEIGH                                    9875-3142
Church of St Therapon, 323-325 Pennant Hills Road - Last Saturday of each Month  (6-7:30pm)

ΚΟΙΜΗΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΤΑΣΤΑΣΗ ΤΗΣ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟΥ

Copyright 2012 © St. Euphemia Greek Orthodox Parish & Community Bankstown Sydney NSW.  All rights reserved.                 

ΘΑΥΜΑΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΠΑΝΑΓΙΑΣ ΤΗΣ ΤΗΝΟΥ

Welcome to the official site for the St. Euphemia Greek Orthodox Parish & Community of Bankstown Sydney !  The St Euphemia Greek

Orthodox Church  is under  the spiritual and ecclesiastical leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of the Greek Orthodox

Archdiocese of Australia,  within the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

 

«Η Ελληνική Γωνιά»

 

Kάθε Τρίτη από ώρα 10.00πμ-12.00μμ.

 

“Greek Corner”

 

The weekly gathering of the elderly every Tuesday from 10.00 - 12.00pm.

 

Orthodoxy has two meanings. The first is “true teaching.” The Orthodox Church believes that she has maintained and handed down the Christian faith, free from error and distortion, from the days  of the Apostles. The second definition, is “true praise.” To bless, praise, and

glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the fundamental purpose of the Church. All her activities, even her doctrinal formulations, are directed towards this goal !

 

Orthodoxy believes that the Christian Faith and the Church are inseparable. It is impossible to know Christ, to share in the life of the Holy Trinity, or to be considered a Christian, apart from the Church. It is in the Church that the Christian Faith is proclaimed and maintained. It is through the Church that an individual is nurtured in the Faith !

 

The Orthodox Church is evangelical, but not Protestant. It is orthodox, but not Jewish. It is catholic, but not Roman. It isn't non-denominational

- it is pre-denominational. It has believed, taught, preserved, defended and died for the Faith of the Apostles.

The Dormition of the Theotokos

Dormition of the Theotokos  -  Commemorated on August 15th

 

The feast of the Dormition or Falling-asleep of the Theotokos is celebrated on the fifteenth of August, preceded by a two-week fast. This feast commemorates the death, resurrection and glorification of Christ’s mother. It proclaims that Mary has been “assumed” by God into the heavenly kingdom of Christ in the fullness of her spiritual and bodily existence.  As with the nativity of the Virgin and the feast of her entrance to the temple, there are no biblical or historical sources for this feast.

The Tradition of the Church is that Mary died as all people die, not “voluntarily” as her Son, but by the necessity of her mortal human nature which is indivisibly

bound up with the corruption of this world.

 

The Orthodox Church teaches that Mary is without personal sins. In the Gospel of the feast, however, in the liturgical services and in the Dormition icon, the Church proclaims as well that Mary truly needed to be saved by Christ as all human persons are saved from the trials, sufferings and death of this world; and that having

truly died, she was raised up by her Son as the Mother of Life and participates already in the eternal life of paradise which is prepared and promised to all who

“hear the word of God and keep it.” (Luke 11:27-28)

 

The services of the feast repeat the main theme, that the Mother of Life has “passed over into the heavenly joy, into the divine gladness and unending delight” of the Kingdom of her Son. (Vesper verse) The Old Testament readings, as well as the gospel readings for the Vigil and the Divine Liturgy, are exactly the same as those for the feast of the Virgin’s nativity and her entrance into the Temple. Thus, at the Vigil we again hear Mary say: “My soul magnifies the Lord and my Spirit rejoices

in God my Saviour.” (Luke 1:47)

 

At the Divine Liturgy we hear the letter to the Philippians where St. Paul speaks of the self-emptying of Christ who condescends to human servitude and ignoble death in order to be “highly exalted” by God his Father. (Philippians 2:5-11) And once again we hear in the Gospel that Mary’s blessedness belongs to all who “hear the word of God and keep it.” (Luke 11:27-28)

 

Thus, the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos is the celebration of the fact that all men are “highly exalted” in the blessedness of the victorious Christ, and that

this high exaltation has already been accomplished in Mary the Theotokos. The feast of the Dormition is the sign, the guarantee, and the celebration that Mary’s

fate is, the destiny of all those of “low estate” whose souls magnify the Lord, whose spirits rejoice in God the Saviour, whose lives are totally dedicated to hearing

and keeping the Word of God which is given to men in Mary’s child, the Saviour and Redeemer of the world.

 

Finally it must be stressed that, in all of the feasts of the Virgin Mother of God in the Church, the Orthodox Christians celebrate facts of their own lives in Christ and the Holy Spirit. What happens to Mary happens to all who imitate her holy life of humility, obedience, and love. With her all people will be “blessed” to be “more honorable than the cherubim and beyond compare more glorious than the seraphim” if they follow her example. All will have Christ born in them by the Holy Spirit.

All will become temples of the living God. All will share in the eternal life of His Kingdom who live the life that Mary lived.

 

In this sense everything that is praised and glorified in Mary is a sign of what is offered to all persons in the life of the Church. It is for this reason that Mary, with the divine child Jesus within her, is call in the Orthodox Tradition the Image of the Church. For the assembly of the saved is those in whom Christ dwells.

 

It is the custom in some churches to bless flowers on the feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos.

 

The Feast's kontakion speaks of her as an unfailing hope and mediation, reminding us of her intercessory role in paradise. Neither the tomb nor death had power

over the Theotokos, who is ever watchful in her prayers and in whose intercessions lies unfailing hope. For as the Mother of Life she has been translated unto life

by Him Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb.

 

Dismissal Hymn (First Tone)

 

In birth, you preserved your virginity; in death, you did not abandon the world, O Theotokos. As mother of life, you departed to the source of life, delivering our

souls from death by your intercessions.

 

Kontakion (Second Tone)

 

Neither the grave nor death could contain the Theotokos, the unshakable hope, ever vigilant in intercession and protection. As Mother of life, He who dwelt in the

ever-virginal womb transposed her to life.

Rev T  :  “I need your help more than ever” !

 

If you only listen to one of our blogs, this is the one!

 

Today I spoke to Fr T and explained that this year we had added a number of new fundraisers and given he was unable to attend, because of the EBOLA outbreak, that we (committee members in AU) were thinking that we might cancel these new fundraisers, as the response, was so far low.

 

… I would rather have walked over hot coals than listen to his response, I have never heard him so frustrated, it is hard to listen to, and not feel somewhat, helpless and even selfish.   ……..   (What really made me squirm, is his comment that he is making his own burial plans; just in case!)

 

Dear Rev Themi Friends and Supporters ( in Australia and around the world )

 

The world seems to be falling apart; nation against nation, wars, famines and deadly diseases. And amongst all these evils, we have a man who cares nothing for himself, so now more than ever, we need to pull together and do the best we can to support this man of faith.

 

Please consider attending and supporting one of the fundraiser in your city, details for Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra & Melbourne HERE.

 

And if you can’t make it please consider helping with a donation or gift HERE.

 

«Μακάρι να μπορούσε εκεί να είναι όλη η Ελλάδα, όλες οι γενιές, να δουν τι θα πει πατρίδα, να δουν τι θα πει Πίστη, να δουν τι θα πει ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΑΣ !!!

Μακάρι να ήταν εκεί όλα τα Έθνη, για να ξέρουν, για να τρέμουν από δέος, για να βουρκώνουν τα μάτια τους όταν θα λένε Ελλάδα και Ρωμιοσύνη, όταν θα μιλούν για Κωνσταντινούπολη και για Ιστορία της Ανθρωπότητος !

 

Μακάρι να ήταν εκεί όλοι οι Δάσκαλοι, όλοι οι Εκπαιδευτικοί της Ελλάδας και του Κόσμου, για να διδάσκουν στα παιδιά της γης, τον τιτάνιο αγώνα που έδωσε μόνος του

ο Ελληνισμός, αιώνες, για να κρατήσει τον Ισλαμισμό και τον Τουρκισμό έξω από την Ευρώπη, μακριά από τη Δύση, για να μπορούν εκείνοι, να είναι σήμερα εφευρέτες

και καλλιτέχνες και χορευτές και διανοούμενοι και εύποροι και έμποροι και αφέντες...» ......... Read more

 

 

ΙΕΡΑ ΑΡΧΙΕΠΙΣΚΟΠΗ ΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΙΑΣ  -  ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΟΡΘΟΔΟΞΟΣ ΕΝΟΡΙΑ ΚΑΙ

ΚΟΙΝΟΤΗΣ BANKSTOWN KAI ΠΕΡΙΧΩΡΩΝ «Η ΑΓΙΑ ΕΥΦΗΜΙΑ»

 

Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Bankstown Saint Euphemia 

6-12 East Terrace, Bankstown NSW, 2200

 

Τηλέφωνο Εκκλησίας - Church Phone  :  (02) 9709 6908

 

ΤΗΛ ΙΕΡΕΩΝ:

π.Παναγιώτης Πρωτοψάλτης  :  0402 219 214

π.Παναγιώτης Μαυρομμάτης  :  0416 145 300

 

΄Ωρες Γραφείου Δευτέρα - Παρασκευή  :  4.30 μ.μ -  6.30 μ.μ

Office Hours Monday to Friday  :  4.30pm to 6.30pm

 

Για Μνημόσυνα και Αρτοκλασίες  :  (02) 9709 6908

Memorial Services & Artoklasies please call  :  (02) 9709 6908

 

 

 

Date

Service

Time

 

 

Καθ’ όλη την περίοδο του Δεκαπενταύγουστου θα ψαλεί η Μικρή

και Μεγάλη Παράκλησις της Θεοτόκου από Δευτέρα μέχρι

Παρασκευή κι ώρα 6.00 - 7.00μ.μ. (εκτός της παραμονής της Μεταμορφώσεως).

 

During the first two weeks of August (1st - 13th August) the Small

and Great Supplications to the Theotokos will be chanted between

Monday to Friday 6.00 - 7.00pm, excluding the eve of the Feast of

the Transfiguration.

 

1st August

Friday

(Αρχή Νηστείας) - Μικρή Παράκλησις Paraklesis to Saint John

Maximovitch  (Fasting for Dormition begins)  -  Small Supplication

6.00pm-7.00pm

3rd August

Sunday

Η΄ Ματθαίου  -  Όρθρος & Θ. Λειτουργία

8th Sunday of Matthew  -  Matins & Divine Liturgy

7.15am-10.30am

6th August

Wednesday

ΜΕΤΑΜΟΡΦΩΣΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ  -  Όρθ & Θ. Λειτουργία

Transfiguration of Christ the Saviour  -  Matins & Divine Liturgy

7.30am-10.00am

10th August

Sunday

Θ΄ Ματθαίου  -  Όρθρος & Θ. Λειτουργία

9th Sunday of Matthew  -  Matins & Divine Liturgy

7.15am-10.30am

 

 

12th August

Tuesday

Αγ. Φωτίου & Ανικήτου  -    Όρθρος & Θ. Λειτουργία

Martyrs Photios & Aniketos  -  Matins & Divine Liturgy

7.30am-9.30am

14th August

Thursday

Εσπερινός της Κοιμήσεως—(Εγκώμια της Παναγίας)

Vespers of the Dormition—(Lamentations to the Theotokos)    

6.30pm-8.00pm

15th August

Friday

ΚΟΙΜΗΣΙΣ ΤΗΣ ΘΕΟΤΟΚΟΥ  -  Όρθ. & Θ. Λειτουργία

DORMITION OF OUR LADY  -  Matins & Divine Liturgy

7.30am-10.30am

17th August

Sunday

Ι΄ Ματθαίου  -  Όρθρος & Θ. Λειτουργία

 10th Sunday of Matthew  -  Matins & Divine Liturgy

7.15am-10.30am

19th August

Tuesday

Θεία Λειτούργια στα Αγγλικά

(St Andrew the Soldier)  -  Divine Liturgy in English    

7.30pm-9.00pm

22nd August

Friday

Δίγλωσση ΑΓΡΥΠΝΙΑ Απόδοσις Κοιμήσεως Θεοτόκου

Παράκλησις, Εσπερινός, Όρθρος & Θεια Λειτουργία     

 

Bi-lingual Vigil for the Leave taking of the Dormition

Paraclesis, Vespers, Matins & Divine Liturgy

 

6.00pm-12.30am

24th August

Sunday

ΙΑ΄ Ματθ. - Αγ. Κοσμά Αιτωλού  Όρθ. & Θ. Λειτουργία

11th Sunday of Matthew  -  Matins & Divine Liturgy

7.15am-10.30am

27th August

Wednesday

Αγ. Φανουρίου  -  Όρθρος & Θ. Λειτουργία

St. Phanourios  -  Matins & Divine Liturgy

 

7.30am-9.30am

 

26th July

Saturday

Αγίας Παρασκευής  -  Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία

Saint Paraskevi the Great Martyr  -  Matins & Div. Liturgy 

7.30am-9.30am

29th August

Friday

Αποτομή Κεφαλής Προδρόμου (Νηστεία)

Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Fast)

7.30am-9.30am

31st August

Sunday

ΙΒ΄ Ματθ. - Κατάθεσις Τιμίας Ζώνης  -  Όρθρος & Θ. Λειτουργία

12th Sunday of Matthew  -  Matins & Divine Liturgy

7.15am-10.30am