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WEEKLY PROGRAM | 22 – 29 JULY 2018


SUNDAY 22 JULY
† 8th Sunday of Matthew | Matthew 14: 14-22
• 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 23 JULY
• No Holy Unction service as there will be a service at St Efstathios South Melbourne in celebration of the Feast Day for Prophet Ezekiel
• 10.00am  Meeting of Elderly Citizens in the Church Hall


TUESDAY 24 JULY
7.00pm Orthodox Youth of Brunswick and Coburg meeting this week at the BRUNSWICK  parish
• 7.00pm Young Adults and Married Couples Bible Study Group meeting in the Church Coffee Room (PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME FOR WINTER)


WEDNESDAY 25 JULY
• 5.00pm Paraklesis to the Theotokos followed by Bible Study (in Greek)


THURSDAY 26 JULY
† St Paraskevi, Osio-Martyr
• 7.00 – 9.30am
Orthros and Divine Liturgy


FRIDAY 27 JULY
St Panteleimon, Great-Martyr & Healer
• 7.00 – 9.30am
Orthros and Divine Liturgy


SATURDAY 28 JULY
• 3.45pm Service of Vespers


SUNDAY 29 JULY
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 14: 14-22
EPISTLE READING: 1Corin. 1: 10-17


WORDS FROM THE CHURCH FATHERS

“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