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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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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 is held at the parish hall  and commences at 7.30am.  Also, the Divine Liturgy in  English is held the third tuesday  of every month commencing at  7.30 pm.  For more info, please contact : Fr Panagiotis on 0402219214 or Fr Peter on 0416145300. You can also email us at fellowship@steuphemia.org.au 
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Ετήσιο Γεύμα της Φιλοπτώχου Το Ετήσιο Γεύμα της Φιλοπτώχου φέτος θα λάβει μέρος την Κυριακή 15η 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 εισιτήριά σας. On   Sunday   15   July   our   Church   will   commemorate   the   Miracle   of   St.   Euphemia.   Following   the   Liturgy   we   will   conduct   a procession   of   the   Icon   and   Relics   of   St.   Euphemia. Also   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.
ΚΑΤΗΧΗΤΙΚΟ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ Κάθε Κυριακή μετά απ’ την Θεία Κοινωνία (10.15πμ - 11.00πμ.) SUNDAY SCHOOL every Sunday after Holy Communion (10.15am - 11.00am.) 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 the Church hall. FELLOWSHIP St Euphemia Fellowship meets every Tuesday evening 7.30 - 9.00pm. in the Church hall. 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. «Η Ελληνική Γωνιά»   Συνάντηση Ηλικιωμένων. Kάθε Τρίτη από ώρα 10.00πμ-12.00μμ. στο χωλ της Εκκλησίας.  “Greek Corner” - The weekly gathering at our Church hall of the elderly every Tuesday from 10.00 - 12.00pm. Chaplaincy at Western Sydney University During regular Semester Fr Panagiotis Protopsaltis visits the Bankstown Campus once a week. For more information please contact him. 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
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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  4.30μ.μ - 6.30μ.μ  Office Hours Monday to Friday  4.30pm - 6.30pm Για Μνημόσυνα και Αρτοκλασίες - (02) 9709 6908 Memorial Services & Artoklasies  -  (02) 9709 6908 ΤΗΛ ΙΕΡΕΩΝ: π.Παναγιώτης Πρωτοψάλτης  (Fr Panagiotis) : 0402 219 214  π.Παναγιώτης Μαυρομμάτης  (Fr Peter)  :  0416 145 300 ‘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.
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ΙΟΥΛΙΟΣ 2018 1 η  ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ -  Ε’ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ (Αγ. Αναργύρων)                           Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.15πμ. - 10.30πμ. 1 η  ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ -  ΑΓΡΥΠΝΙΑ  - Αγ. Ιωάννου Μαξίμοβιτς                                         Παράκληση,  Εσπερινός, Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία             7.00μμ - 1.00πμ 7 η  Σάββατο - Αγ. Μεγαλομ. Κυριακής                             Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία  7.30πμ. - 9.30πμ. 8 η  ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ -  ΣΤ’ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ                 Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία       7.15πμ. - 10.30πμ. 10 η  Τρίτη (Βράδυ) - ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΡΧΙΕΡΙΤΚΟΣ ΕΣΠΕΡΙΝΟΣ ΑΓΙΑΣ ΕΥΦΗΜΙΑΣ   7.00μμ -8.30μμ 11 η  Τετάρτη - Αγίας Μεγαλομάρτυρος Ευφημίας                           Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ. - 10.00πμ 12 η  Πέμπτη - Αγ. Παϊσίου του Αθωνίτου                               Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ. - 9.30πμ. 15 η  ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ -  ΑΓΙΩΝ ΠΑΤΕΡΩΝ (Δ’ Οικ. Συν.)                          Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.15πμ. - 11.00πμ. Ιερουργούντος του Θεοφιλεστάτου Επισκόπου Απολλωνιάδος κ.κ. Σεραφείμ Θα ακολουθήσει Λιτάνευσις του Ιερού Λειψάνου και της Αγίας Εικόνος 17 η  Τρίτη - Αγίας Μαρίνης                      Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ. - 9.30πμ.                                                    (Βράδυ) - Θεία Λειτουργία στην Αγγλική γλώσσα.         7.30μμ. - 8.45 μμ. 20 η  Παρασκευή - Προφήτου Ηλιού του Θεσβίτου                      Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ. - 9.30πμ. 22 α  ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ - Η’ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ                      Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία         7.15πμ. - 10.30πμ. 25 η  Τετάρτη - Αγίας Άννης                           Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ. - 9.30πμ 26 η  Πέμπτη - Αγ. Παρασκευής                     Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ. - 9.30πμ. 27 η  Παρασκευή - Αγ. Παντελεήμωνος                      Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ. - 9.30πμ. 28 η  Σάββατο - Αγ. Ειρήνης Χρυσοβαλάντου                      Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ. - 9.30πμ. 29 η  ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ - Θ’ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ                      Όρθρος & Θεία Λειτουργία 7.15πμ. - 10.30πμ Παράκληση της Θεοτόκου κάθε Παρασκευή 6:00μμ - 7:15μμ Μετά απ’ την Παράκληση ακολουθεί μελέτη της Αγίας Γραφής στα Ελληνικά ή ομιλία πάνω σε διάφορα Ορθόδοξα θέματα. JULY 2018 1 st  SUNDAY - 5th Sunday of Matthew (St. Anargyroi)                Matins & Divine Liturgy  7.15am - 10.30am 1 st  SUNDAY - EVENING VIGIL  Saint John Maximovich                                                                  Paraklesis, Great Vespers, Matins and Divine Liturgy      7.00pm - 1.00am 7 th  Saturday - Saint Kyriaki the Great Martyr                                             Matins & Divine Liturgy    7.30am - 9.30am 8 th  SUNDAY - 6th Sunday of Matthew                        Matins & Divine Liturgy     7.15am - 10.30am 10 th  Tuesday - GREAT FESTAL VESPERS OF SAINT EUPHEMIA                                          7.00pm - 8.30pm 11 th  Wednesday - Holy Great Martyr Euphemia                         Matins & Divine Liturgy   7.30am - 10.30am 12 th  Thursday - Saint Paisios the Athonite                          Matins & Divine Liturgy     7.30am - 9.30am 15 th  SUNDAY - Holy Fathers of Chalcedon                        Matins & Divine Liturgy     7.15am - 11.00am Presided by His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonia. The procession of the Saint’s Holy Relics and Icon will follow the Liturgy. 17 th  Tuesday - Saint Marina                        Matins & Divine Liturgy       7.30am - 9.30am                                                                                       (Evening) - Divine Liturgy in English         7.30pm - 8.45pm 20 th  Friday - Prophet Elijah                              Matins & Divine Liturgy       7.30am - 9.30am 22 nd  SUNDAY - 8th Sunday of Matthew                Matins & Divine Liturgy       7.15am - 10.30am 25 th  Wednesday -  Saint Anna                        Matins & Divine Liturgy       7.30am - 9.30am 26 th  Thursday - Saint Paraskevi                                            Matins & Divine Liturgy       7.30am - 9.30am 27 th   Friday - St Panteleimon the Greatmartyr                            Matins & Divine Liturgy       7.30am - 9.30am 28 th   Saturday - St Irene Chrysovalandou                          Matins & Divine Liturgy       7.30am - 9.30am 29 th  SUNDAY - 9th Sunday of Matthew                                   Matins & Divine Liturgy       7.15am - 10.30am Supplications to the Theotokos  every Friday evening 6.00pm - 7.15pm After the Supplications a Bible Study or talk on various Orthodox themes is conducted in Greek.
The Miracle of Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr
Commemorated on July 11th
The Holy and Great-Martyr Euphemia is commemorated on September 16th, the day on which she suffered.
On this day is commemorated 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 succour of the sick and the
feeble.
Evening Vigil  1st July -  Saint John Maximovich  Paraklesis, Great Vespers, Matins and Divine Liturgy : 7.00pm - 1.00am