This Sunday is the “Sunday of Pentecost”. The Sunday when the Holy Spirit descends upon the disciples. The feast is called “Pentecost", as it comes fifty days after the Resurrection of Jesus, and ten days after His Glorious Ascension, this is found in the Acts of Apostles (Acts 2:1-13). On this day, the Holy Spirit filled the disciples, as they gathered in the attic, it descended upon them in the form of flames of fire. The Lord granted them strength from on high to preach throughout all the world. Today is the feast of the establishment of the Church, it can also be called [...]
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“Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." (Matthew 9:38) On the Sunday of Pentecost, 27 of May 2018, and by the laying on of hands of His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios, Mr. Phillip Saba will be ordained to the Rank of Diaconate at St. Nicholas Church - Punchbowl. Phillip Saba was born in Australia in 1983. He grew up in the Church, attending Sunday School regularly at St. Nicholas Punchbowl, where he became a Sunday School teacher in 1998. On entering University in 2001, be became more involved in his parish, serving both [...]
Holy Pascha The Christian world celebrates the Glorious Resurrection Feast or Holy Pascha, the Feast of Feasts and Season of Seasons. The feast of crossing from death to Life and from hell to Paradise. The Resurrection Feast is the fundamental event in the life of the church because it is not only about the Resurrection of Christ, but the resurrection of every human being; projecting to the celebration of the Resurrection at every Sunday Liturgy. The Paschal Gospel reading is John 1:1-17, however, it is not directly related to the event of the Resurrection of Christ, as the Gospel of the [...]
Christ Is Risen – Risen Indeed! His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios sends to all the faithful his warmest Greetings on the Holy Pascha. His Eminence will receive your well wishes on Sunday 8th of April 2018. Location: St Nicholas Hall-11 Henry Street - Punchbowl. Time: From 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Glorious Easter 2018 The Office of the Archdiocese المسيح قام – حقاً قام! يتقدّم صاحب السيادة الميتروبوليت باسيليوس من المؤمنين كافة بأحرّ التهاني بمناسبة حلول عيد الفصح المجيد كما وإنه يستقبل المهنئين بالعيد يوم الأحد الواقع في 8 نيسان 2018 11 Henry Street – Punchbowl المكان: قاعة القديس [...]
Sydney Youth Retreat 2010 - 19 till 21st March - Camp Kedron - 19/3/2010 The Antiochian Christian Orthodox Youth (ACOY) will be holding its annual retreat. The theme for this year will be “Deny Thyself, Take Up Thy Cross & Follow Me” which will focus on self-denial during fasting; prayer life/struggles; and confession. The aim of this retreat is for the youth to gain a deeper understanding of how to live an Orthodox Christian life in this secular world. The retreat will be held from Friday, 19th of March, 2010 until Sunday, 21st of March, 2010 at Camp Kedron, Emmaus Rd, [...]
THE ANNUAL LUNCHEON OF THE ARCHDIOCESE LADIES SOCIETY COMMITTEE - March 24th 2010, 11:00 AM at Archdiocese Headquarters - 24/3/2010 19/01/2010 To all of our faithful ladies of our NSW Antiochian Churches. Greetings and Blessings from the Giver of all gifts, Our Lord Jesus Christ, We would like to remind you that the Archdiocese Ladies Society Committee will hold the annual Luncheon on Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 11:00 AM at the Archdiocese Headquarters, 2Bampton Avenue- Illawong. For more information, please call: Archdiocese Office: 02-9543 6939 Athenas Mhri : 02-9665 2802 Jeanette Maatouk: 02-9665 0823 From the Archdiocese Headquarters