Upcoming Events

MOVING OUR CHURCH   It is expected that:

  • The last Liturgy at 11 Hassall St Parramatta will be celebrated by Fr Nicholas Tsouloukidis on Sunday 7th June, 7.00 – 11am.
  • The first Liturgy at the new site, at the corner of Purchase and George Streets Parramatta, will be officiated by His Grace, bishop Seraphim of Apollonia, on Sunday 14 June, 2015,  7.30 -11am.

(Disclaimer:  Council is currently in the process of determing our application to commence liturgies at 163 - 165 George Street by 14th June)

From now on, Fellowships, Greek school, Greek Dancing, Playgroup, senior citizens meetings, will be at our new site, corner of Purchase and George Streets, Parramatta.  Sunday School will stay at our current site in 11 Hassall St till Liturgies start at the new site.

WORKING BEES

On Saturday 30th May from 8am till the afternoon we will need help at our new property at the corner of Purchase and George streets Parramatta, we will need to clean up after demolishers, weed the gardens, etc.  On Monday 8th June, (which is a public holiday), from 8am till the afternoon, we will need help to move all items that are in our current Church at 11 Hassall St Parramatta to the new site.

 

SAYING GOOD-BYE TO OUR CURRENT CHURCH BUILDING

Some of you have expressed need to spend some quiet time in our current Church, pray, reminisce, take photos, and to do this before the icons start coming down etc.  Our Church is open on most Wednesdays 4-6pm while Fr Dimitri does his office hours, so you are certainly very welcome to come at this time, you could also phone Fr Dimitri on 0418 298197 (or email church@stioannis.org) to see at what other times the Church will be open.

VIGIL    for the feast of the nativity of St John the Baptist will be held at our new Church on Tuesday 23rd June, 7pm till 12.15am

ST IOANNIS FELLOWSHIP  Will continue every Tuesday, 7.15 - 8.30pm, at our new site, corner of Purchase adn George streets, Parramatta

ENGLISH LITURGIES  These are held  once a month on a Wednesday, 7 - 8.30pm.  Our next one will be on the feast of St John the Russian, Wednesday 27th May, at 11 Hassall St Parramatta, the susequent English Liturgy will be on Wednesday 17th June, at our new site, corner Purchase and George streets Parramatta.  (On those weeks there will be no Fellowship)

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From the Holy Fathers

If God had not been incarnate upon earth, if He had not made us godly, if He had not taught us in His Own person how to live, what to hope for and expect, if He had not pointed out to us another perfect and eternal life, if He had not suffered and died and risen from the dead—then we should still have had some reason to live, as we all now live—that is to mostly lead a carnal, earthly life.

But, now, we ought to meditate upon higher things, and count all earthly things but dung, for, everything earthly is nothing, in comparison with heavenly things.

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