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WEEKLY PROGRAM | 19 – 26 MAY 2019

CHRISTOS ANESTI! CHRIST IS RISEN!

SUNDAY 19 MAY
† Sunday of the Paralytic | JOHN 5: 1-15
• 7.30 – 11.00am Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 10.30 – 11.00am Sunday School Classes
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR ALL AGES!
(A free voluntary program organised by the Church)
Lessons take place in the building behind the church and begin at the time of Holy Communion until Church dismissal. We have classes for ages ranging from 5yrs to teenage years. Lessons are taught in a relaxed, friendly environment. Please bring your children along to learn of their rich Orthodox faith and come close to God and His Love.

You’re invited to join us for a cuppa and a chat in the Church Coffee Room every Sunday following the service!

This week’s readings:


MONDAY 20 MAY
• 9.00am
Service of Holy Unction
• 10.00am
  Meeting of Elderly Citizens in the Church Hall


TUESDAY 21 MAY
† Saints Constantine and Helen
• 7.00am
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 7.00pm
Orthodox Youth of Brunswick and Coburg meeting this week at the BRUNSWICK parish


WEDNESDAY 22 MAY
† Mid Pentecost
• 7.00am
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 5.00pm
Paraklesis to the Theotokos followed by Bible Study (in Greek)


THURSDAY 23 MAY
• 7.30 – 8.30pm TEENAGE YOUTH GROUP in Church Hall, upstairs behind the Church. ALL TEENAGERS WELCOME


FRIDAY 24 MAY 


SATURDAY 25 MAY
• 3.45pm
Service of Vespers


SUNDAY 26 MAY
GOSPEL READING: JOHN 5: 1-15
EPISTLE READING: Acts 9: 32-42


WORDS FROM THE CHURCH FATHERS

Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward and learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude.
St. John Chrysostom

The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God.
St. Anthony the Great

Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honour your patience.
St John Climacus

If you find that there is no love in you, but you want to have it, then do deeds of love, even though you do them without love in the beginning. The Lord will see your desire and striving and will put love in your heart.
St. Ambrose of Optina

We know that prayer in and of itself cannot save us, but carrying it out before God can. For when the Lord’s eyes are upon us He sanctifies us, as the sun warms everything upon which it shines.
St Gregory Palamas

“So be at peace…and call upon God.”
St Nektarios of Aegina