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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 - 4.30 - 6.30μ.μ   -   Office Hours Monday to Friday  -  4.30pm to 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 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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‘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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Feast of the Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Commemorated on January 6 Theophany is the Feast which reveals the Most Holy Trinity to the world through the Baptism of the Lord (Mt.3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22). God the Father spoke from Heaven about the Son, the Son was baptized by the Saint John the Forerunner, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the Son in the form of a dove. From ancient times this Feast was called the Day of Illumination and the Feast of Lights, since God is Light and has appeared to illumine “those who sat in darkness,” and “in the region of the shadow of death” (Mt.4:16), and to save the fallen race of mankind by grace. In the ancient Church it was the custom to baptize catechumens at the Vespers of Theophany, so that Baptism also is revealed as the spiritual illumination of mankind. The origin of the Feast of Theophany goes back to Apostolic times, and it is mentioned in The Apostolic Constitutions (Book V:13). From the second century we have the testimony of Saint Clement of Alexandria concerning the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord, and the night vigil before this Feast. There is a third century dialogue about the services for Theophany between the holy martyr Hippolytus and Saint Gregory the Wonderworker. In the following centuries, from the fourth to ninth century, all the great Fathers of the Church: Gregory the Theologian, John Chrysostom, Ambrose of Milan, John of Damascus, commented on the Feast of Theophany. The monks Joseph the Studite, Theophanes and Byzantios composed much liturgical music for this Feast, which is sung at Orthodox services even today. Saint John of Damascus said that the Lord was baptized, not because He Himself had need for cleansing, but “to bury human sin by water,” to fulfill the Law, to reveal the mystery of the Holy Trinity, and finally, to sanctify “the nature of water” and to offer us the form and example of Baptism. On the Feast of the Baptism of Christ, the Holy Church proclaims our faith in the most sublime mystery, incomprehensible to human intellect, of one God in three Persons. It teaches us to confess and glorify the Holy Trinity, one in Essence and Indivisible. It exposes and overthrows the errors of ancient teachings which attempted to explain the Creator of the world by reason, and in human terms. The Church shows the necessity of Baptism for believers in Christ, and it inspires us with a sense of deep gratitude for the illumination and purification of our sinful nature. The Church teaches that our salvation and cleansing from sin is possible only by the power of the grace of the Holy Spirit, therefore it is necessary to preserve worthily these gifts of the grace of holy Baptism, keeping clean this priceless garb, for “As many as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ” (Gal 3:27).
ΙΑΝΟΥΑΡΙΟΣ 2018 1-1 Δευτέρα ΠΕΡΙΤΟΜΗ ΤΟΥ ΚΥΡΙΟΥ ΗΜΩΝ ΙΗΣΟΥ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ Αγίου Βασιλείου Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.00πμ-10.30πμ 2-1 Τρίτη Οσίου Σεραφείμ του Σαρώφ Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ - 9.30πμ 5-1 Παρασκευή   Προεόρτια των Φώτων (Νηστεία) Μεγάλες Ώρες, Εσπερινός και Θεία Λειτουργία, και Αγιασμός 7.00πμ - 11.00πμ 6-1 Σάββατο ΑΓΙΑ ΘΕΟΦΑΝΕΙΑ Όρθρος, Αρχιερατική Θεία Λειτουργία και Αγιασμός ιερουργούντος του Θεοφ. Επισκόπου κ. Σεραφείμ 7.00πμ-11.00πμ 7-1 ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ  (Σύναξις του Τιμίου Προδρόμου) Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.00πμ - 10.15πμ (Στην παραθαλάσσια τοποθεσία YARRA BAY BICENTENNIAL PARK θα γίνει ο κοινός εορτασμός των Θεοφανείων και η τελετή της καταδύσεως του Τιμίου  Σταυρού προεξάρχοντος του Σεβασμιωτάτου Αρχιεπισκόπου ημών κ.κ. Στυλιανού - 12.30μ.μ.) 14-1 ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ   Κυριακή Μετά των Φώτων Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.00πμ - 10.15πμ   17-1 Τετάρτη Οσίου Αντωνίου του Μεγάλου Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ - 9.30πμ 18-1 Πέμπτη Αγ. Αθανασίου και Κυρίλλου Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ - 9.30πμ 20-1 Σάββατο Οσίου Ευθυμίου του Μεγάλου Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ - 9.30πμ 21-1 ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΙΕ’ ΛΟΥΚΑ (Του Ζακχαίου) Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.00πμ - 10.150πμ 25-1 Πέμπτη Αγ. Γρηγορίου του Θεολόγου Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ - 9.30πμ 27-1 Σάββατο   Αγίου Ιωάννου Χρυσοστόμου Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ - 9.30πμ 28-1 ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΙΣΤ’ ΛΟΥΚΑ (Τελώνου και Φαρισαίου) Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.00πμ - 10.150πμ 30-1 Τρίτη Των Τριών Ιεραρχών Όρθρος και Θεία Λειτουργία 7.30πμ - 9.30πμ JANUARY 2018 1-1 Monday   CIRCUMCISION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST Saint Basil Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.00am - 10.30am 2-1 Tuesday Saint Seraphim of Sarov Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.30am - 9.30am 5-1 Friday Forefeast of Epiphany (Fasting Day) Great Hours, Vespers and Divine Liturgy, & Blessing of the Waters 7.00am - 11.00am 6-1 Saturday HOLY EPIPHANY Matins, Divine Liturgy and presided by Great Blessing of the waters presided by His Grace Bishop Seraphim 7.00am - 11.00am 7-1 Sunday   Synaxis of Saint John the Forerunner Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.30am -  9.30am (Annual Epiphany Festival at YARRA BAY BICENTENNIAL PARK.  Blessing of the Waters by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos and retrieving of the Holy Cross from the sea. A traditional glendi with music and dancing will follow  - 12.30pm onwards) 14-1 SUNDAY Sunday After Epiphany Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.15am - 10.30am 17-1 Wednesday Saint Anthony the Great Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.30am - 9.30am   18-1 Thursday Sts Athanasius and Cyril Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.30am - 9.30am 20-1 Saturday Saint Euthymios the Great Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.30am - 9.30am 21-1 SUNDAY 15th Sunday of Luke Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.00am - 10.15am 25-1 Thursday St Gregory the Theologian Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.30am - 9.30am 27-1 Saturdayy Saint John Chrysostom Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.30am - 9.30am 28-1 SUNDAY 16th Saunday of Luke (Publican and Pharisee) Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.00am - 10.15am 30-1 Tuesday The Three Hierarchs Matins and Divine Liturgy 7.30am - 9.30am
Κολλέγιο Αγίας Ευφημίας – Saint Euphemia College Όπως κάθε χρόνο, έτσι και το 2018, το Κολλέγιο μας διακρίθηκε για την απόδοση των μαθητών στις πολιτειακές εξετάσεις. Ήταν από τα καλύτερα στην ευρύτερη περιοχή και έδειξε για ακόμα μια φορά το υψηλό επίπεδό του.Υπάρχουν λίγες θέσεις για εγγραφές σε τάξεις από το Νηπιαγωγείο μέχρι την Δευτέρα Λυκείου. Δώστε την ευκαιρία στα παιδιά και τα εγγόνια σας, γράφοντάς τα στο Κολλέγιο της Αγίας Ευφημίας.Για περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες επικοινωνήστε με τους διευθυντές στο 9796 8240. 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 2018 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. Αγιασμοί οίκων – Blessing of Houses Κυκλοφορεί    το    πρόγραμμα   Αγιασμών    με    τις    σχετικές    ημερομηνίες.        Εάν    επιθυμείτε    να περάσει   ο   ιερέας   από   το   σπίτι   σας,   αφήστε   την   διεύθυνσή   σας   στο   ειδικό   κιβώτιο   μπροστά στον ναό. The   schedule   for   the   Epiphany   House   Blessings   has   been   circulated.   If   you   would   like   the priest   to   Bless   your   home,   please   fill   in   the   form   and   return   it   to   the   church   as   soon   as possible to ensure you don’t miss out. ΕΓΓΡΑΦΕΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΩΝ ΣΧΟΛΕΙΩΝ – GREEK SCHOOL ENROLMENTS Τα    Απογευματινά    και    τα    Σαββατιανά    Σχολεία    μας    θα    λειτουργούν    και    φέτος    για    να μεταδίδουν   την   γλώσσα,   τις   παραδόσεις   μας   και   την   πίστη   μας.   Οι   εγγραφές   θα   γίνουν   την τελευταία    εβδομάδα    του    μηνός.    Επικοινωνήστε    με    τους    ιερείς    ή    τον    διευθυντή    στο 97096908. Our   Afternoon   and   Saturday   Schools   will   operate   again   this   year   in   order   to   pass   on   our language,   our   traditions   and   our   faith.   Enrolments   will   take   place   in   the   last   week   of   January. For further information, please contact the parish priests of the principal on 9709 6908. Νεολαία/Ομιλίες στα Αγγλικά – Fellowship Οι   συγκεντρώσεις   της   νεολαίας   θα   ξεκινήσουν   από   την   Τρίτη   13η   Φεβρουαρίου   και   θα συνεχίσουν   κάθε   Τρίτη.      Κοινοποιήστε   στα   παιδιά   και   τα   εγγόνια   σας,   να   έρθουν   να   μάθουν για την πίστη μας. English   Speaking   Fellowship   will   begin   on   Tuesday   13th   February   and   continue   weekly throughout   the   year.   We   will   begin   at   7.30am. All   welcome.   More   information   posted   on   our Facebook page.