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WEEKLY PROGRAM | 14 – 21 JULY 2019

SUNDAY 14 JULY
† SUNDAY OF THE HOLY FATHERS | Matthew 5: 14-19
• 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 15 JULY
• 8.45am
Service of Holy Unction
• 10.00am
  Meeting of Elderly Citizens in the Church Hall


TUESDAY 16 JULY
• 7.00pm
Orthodox Youth of Brunswick and Coburg meeting this week at the BRUNSWICK parish


WEDNESDAY 17 JULY
† St Marina, Great-Martyr
• 7.00am
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 5.00pm
Paraklesis to the Theotokos followed by Bible Study (in Greek)


THURSDAY 18 JULY
• 7.30 – 8.30pm TEENAGE YOUTH GROUP in Church Hall, upstairs behind the Church. ALL TEENS WELCOME


FRIDAY 19 JULY


SATURDAY 20 JULY
† Prophet Elias the Tishbite
• 7.00am
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 3.45pm
Service of Vespers


SUNDAY 21 JULY
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 8: 28-34—9:1
EPISTLE READING: Romans 10: 1-10


WORDS FROM THE CHURCH FATHERS

In order to fulfill the commandments of Christ, you must know them! Read the Holy Gospel, penetrate its spirit and make it the rule of your life.
+ St. Nikon of Optina

The Lord calls to him all sinners; He opens His arms wide, even to the worst among them. Gladly He takes them in His arms,
if only they will come to Him.
St Macarius of Optina

Remember, never to fear the power of evil more than your trust in the power and love of God.
Hermas, one of the Seventy

Just as a strongly flowing fountain is not blocked up by a handful of earth, so the compassion of the Creator is not overcome
by the wickedness of his creatures.
St Isaac The Syrian

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