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WEEKLY PROGRAM | 11 – 18 NOVEMBER 2018


SUNDAY 11 NOVEMBER
† 8th Sunday of Luke | Gospel Reading: Luke 10: 25-37
† Martyr, St Menas
• 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 12 NOVEMBER
• 9.00am Service of Holy Unction
• 10.00am
  Meeting of Elderly Citizens in the Church Hall


TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER
† St John Chrysostom
• 7.00 – 9.30am Orthros and Divine Liturgy
7.00pm Orthodox Youth of Brunswick and Coburg meeting this week at the BRUNSWICK parish


WEDNESDAY 14 NOVEMBER
† Apostle, St Philip
• 7.00 – 9.30am
Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 5.00pm 
Paraklesis to the Theotokos followed by Bible Study (in Greek)
7.00pm Young Adults and Married Couples Bible Study Group at St Vasilios in the Church Coffee Room.

(NATIVITY FAST BEGINS ON 15 NOVEMBER)
For Orthodox Christians, Christmas Advent begins on November 15 and extends through to December 24. It is a Lenten period with moderate fasting, prayer, scripture reading and reflection on the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


THURSDAY 15 NOVEMBER


FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER


SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER
• 3.45pm
Service of Vespers


SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER
GOSPEL READING: Luke 12: 16-21
EPISTLE READING: Ephesians 4: 1-7


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