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WEEKLY PROGRAM | 24 – 30 MARCH 2019

SUNDAY 24 MARCH
† 2nd Sunday of Lent | Gospel Reading: Mark 2: 1-12
† Gregory Palamas
• 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 MARCH
† The Annunciation of the Theotokos
• 7.00 – 9.30am Orthros and Divine Liturgy
• 10.00am
  Meeting of Elderly Citizens in the Church Hall
• 5.00pm Service of Great Compline


TUESDAY 26 MARCH
• 5.00pm Service of Great Compline
7.00pm Orthodox Youth of Brunswick and Coburg meeting this week at the BRUNSWICK parish


WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH
• 8.00 – 9.30am
Service of Pre Sanctified Liturgy
• 5.00pm
Service of Great Compline


THURSDAY 28 MARCH
• 5.00pm Service of Great Compline
7.30 – 8.30pm TEENAGE YOUTH GROUP in Church Hall, upstairs behind the Church. ALL TEENAGERS WELCOME.


FRIDAY 29 MARCH
• 6.00pm Service of Akathist Hymn to The Theotokos – Third Salutations to the Theotokos


SATURDAY 30 MARCH
• 3.45pm
Service of Vespers


SUNDAY 31 MARCH
GOSPEL READING: Mark 8: 34-38, 9:1
EPISTLE READING: Hebrews 4: 14-16, 5: 1-6


WORDS FROM THE CHURCH FATHERS

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