Welcome to the St Vasilios Church website. Outlined below is the Weekly Program of church services and activities for the current week.
WEEKLY PROGRAM | 16 – 23 JUNE 2019
SUNDAY 16 JUNE
† THE FEAST OF PENTECOST | John 7:37-52, 8:12
• 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 17 JUNE
† MONDAY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
• 7.00am Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 10.00am Meeting of Elderly Citizens in the Church Hall
TUESDAY 18 JUNE
• 7.00pm Orthodox Youth of Brunswick and Coburg meeting this week at the BRUNSWICK parish
WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE
• 5.00pm Paraklesis to the Theotokos followed by Bible Study (in Greek)
THURSDAY 20 JUNE
• 7.30 – 8.30pm TEENAGE YOUTH GROUP in Church Hall, upstairs behind the Church. ALL TEENAGERS WELCOME
FRIDAY 21 JUNE
SATURDAY 22 JUNE
• 3.45pm Service of Vespers
SUNDAY 23 JUNE
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 10: 32,33, 37-38, 19: 27-30
EPISTLE READING: Hebrews: 11: 33-40, 12: 1,2
WORDS FROM THE CHURCH FATHERS
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