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Welcome to the St Vasilios Church website. Outlined below is the Weekly Program of church services and activities for the current week.


WEEKLY PROGRAM |24 JUNE – 1 JULY 2018


SUNDAY 24 JUNE
† 4th Sunday of Matthew | Luke 1: 1-25, 57-68, 76, 80
† Nativity of St John the Baptist

• 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 25 JUNE
• 9.00am Service of Holy Unction
• 10.00am  Meeting of Elderly Citizens in the Church Hall
• 5.00 – 8.45pm Greek Language School – Senior School


TUESDAY 26 JUNE
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 27 JUNE
• 5.00pm Paraklesis to the Theotokos followed by Bible Study (in Greek)


THURSDAY 28 JUNE


FRIDAY 29 JUNE
† Saints Peter and Paul, the Holy Glorious Leaders of the Apostles
• 7.00 – 9.30am Orthros and Divine Liturgy


SATURDAY 30 JUNE
† Synaxis of the Twelve Apostles
• 7.00 – 9.30am Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 3.45pm Service of Vespers


SUNDAY 1 JULY
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 8: 28-34—9:1
EPISTLE READING: 1Corinthians 12: 27—13:8


 

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