Category Archives: Great Lent

Divine Liturgy for Sunday of St Mary of Egypt (in Greek)

5th Sunday of Lent, 5/04/2020

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Humble Repentance or Paralysing Guilt?

Fifth Sunday of Lent, St Mary of Egypt Mark 10: 32-45

Whenever we experience guilt and shame because of something we have done wrong, we need to ask ourselves a question. Do we feel that way because we are sorrowful that we have disobeyed God or because we cannot stand being less than perfect in our own eyes or those of others?

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Saturday of the Holy and Righteous Friend of Christ, Lazarus

On the Saturday before Holy Week, the Orthodox Church commemorates a major feast of the year, the miracle of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when he raised Lazarus from the dead after he had lain in the grave four days. Here, at the end of Great Lent and the forty days of fasting and
penitence, the Church combines this celebration with that of Palm Sunday.

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Service of Akathist Hymn to The Theotokos in English

Fifth Salutations to the Theotokos, 3/04/2020

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Service of Akathist Hymn to The Theotokos in Greek

Fifth Salutations to the Theotokos, 3/04/2020

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Veneration of the Holy Cross

Third Sunday of Lent, Veneration of the Holy Cross, Mark 8: 34-38, 9:1

In any kind of difficult challenge, it’s always inspiring to know that you are half way to the end. It might be a race, a school year, or a project at work; if you’ve made it this far, you know that you can eventually reach your goal.
We are now half way through the season of Lent, and the Church calls our attention today to the great symbol of victory, the great sign of hope, our Lord’s cross. During the time of Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry, of course, no one was inspired by the cross, for it was a feared instrument of execution. No one honoured the cross and certainly no one thought that God’s Messiah would die on one. Continue reading

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UPDATED ENCYCLICAL FROM HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS

UPDATED ENCYCLICAL FROM HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS REGARDING THE COVID-19 (CORONA-VIRUS)

Your Graces, beloved fathers and beloved children,

With pain of soul, but at the same time, with a sense of pastoral responsibility on a sensitive matter which concerns public health, I communicate to you that, due to the extraordinary measures that the Federal Government of Australia took to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus, we are compelled to suspend public worship in our Churches. Continue reading

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