Church Attendance during Covid-19
- You can live-stream most of our Church Services on ttps://fb.me/StIoannis)
- Please socially isolate if you have fever, sore throat and/or flu like symptoms, in fact if you have such symptoms consider being tested for COVID-19
- 50 worshipers are now allowed in the Church, over and above the Priest and his helpers. At St Ioannis you can phone our Church phone number, 9635 9480 and book a Church attendance. Please try and call Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm. You can book as many mid-week Liturgies as you like, however in an effort to be fair to all, each person can only book one Sunday Service a month. Only those that have pre-booked can attend the Services.
- At Church apply hand sanitiser that we will provide, do not kiss icons or the Priest’s hand, and maintain at least 1.5 metres from others
- The exact dates and times of our Services till 1 July can be seen on https://www.stioannis.org/church-services-english/ (note that morning services other than Sunday now begin at 7am and finish around 9.15 to 9.30am)
Of course your Priest continues to be available for your needs, he can be contacted on 0418 298 197.
During these difficult times it is important to be reading the New Testament and spiritual books. Some of you may also like to make use of some digital resources. There are many good Orthodox resources, for example:
https://lychnos.org/podcasts/ Very spiritual podcasts
https://www.agesinitiatives.com/dcs/public/dcs/dcs.html If you want to follow a particular Church Service, you go to this site, then go to the date of the Service you want to follow, then click the Greek/English version of the actual service. You can also download this site as a free app on your phone or i-pad. From the App Store of your device you search for “Digital Chant Stand”.
https://www.orthodoxbookstore.org.au/ On this site you can order Orthodox Christian books on-line
Feeding the Homeless
In the Bible we read that Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink…”, and the Apostle John said, “Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth”.
Our Parish has thus decided to start feeding the homeless. We have partnered with the “Mother Maria of Paris Greek Orthodox Mission” which is run through the Parish of All Saints in Belmore. We now have Council approval and God willing are planning to start some time in late June.
Glory be to our Lord we so far have around 40 Parishioners and other faithful who havevolunteered for this intitiative. As we get organised, someone from the commitee will contact those that have put their name down and work out with them how they can help..
If anyone else wants to help, please email email@example.com