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JULY 2015 PROGRAMME FOR CHURCH SERVICES

24 Friday St Christina the greatmartyr 8am
25 Saturday The Dormition of St Anna the mother of the Theotokos 8am
Divine Liturgy in English from 6pm
26 Sunday 8th Sunday of Matthew / St Paraskevi the greatmartyr 8am
27 Monday St Panteleimon the greatmartyr 8am
28 Tuesday St Irene Chrysovalantou 8am

AUGUST 2015 PROGRAMME FOR CHURCH SERVICES

1 Saturday St Elesa of Kythera & the Holy 7 Maccabees 8am.
(Fasting for the feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos begins: no meat or dairy)
Divine Liturgy in English 6pm.
2 Sunday 9th Sunday of Matthew 8am.
Paraklisis 4:30pm.
3 Monday Paraklisis 4:30pm.
4 Tuesday Paraklisis 4:30pm.
5 Wednesday Great Vespers 4:30pm.
6 Thursday HOLY TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR SAVIOUR 8am.
7 Friday Paraklisis 4:30pm.
8 Saturday Divine Liturgy in English 6pm.
9 Sunday 10th Sunday of Matthew 8am.
Paraklisis 4:30pm.
10 Monday Paraklisis 4:30pm.
11 Tuesday Paraklisis 4:30pm.
12 Wednesday Paraklisis 4:30pm.
13 Thursday Paraklisis 4:30pm.
14 Thursday *Great Vespers: 7pm.* On the eve of the feast we chant the Service of Great Vespers together with Orthodox clergy of South-East Queensland.

15 Saturday *Matins & the Divine Liturgy from 8:15am.*

On the great feast of our Church, the DORMITION OF THE THEOTOKOS, we commemorate the falling-asleep of the Mother of God. This will be followed by the litany (procession) with the Holy Icon of the Dormition of the Theotokos. At the conclusion, all faithful are invited to the annual luncheon held in the Parish Hall. It would be an occasion of immense joy for all faithful Orthodox to come and concelebrate with us on this great feast of our Church.
NOTE: No English Divine Liturgy on the evening of 15 August
16 Sunday 11th Sunday of Matthew, St Stamatios the new-martyr 8am.
22 Saturday Divine Liturgy in English 6pm.
23 Sunday After-feast for the Dormition 8am.
27 Thursday St Phanourios the great-martyr & revealer 8am.
29 Saturday Beheading of St John the Forerunner & Baptist (fasting- oil allowed) 8am.
Divine Liturgy in English 6pm.
30 Sunday 12th Sunday of Matthew, St Alexander of Constantinople 8am.

Family Retreat at Bribie Island ~ 18th – 20th September 2015

Our sister Church of St Anna, Gold Coast is organising the annual Family Retreat from 18th to 20th September 2015. Numbers are limited. Please click on the link below to download the application form:

Bribie Island Family Retreat 2015

 

Scripture Readings for 2015

The Daily Scripture Reading Guide for February 2015 to January 2016, prepared by St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College each year, is now available. This lectionary is intended as a general guide for people’s personal use. It is not intended for liturgical use except for Sundays as well as major feast days of our Lord Jesus Christ and of the Mother of God. Click the link below to download the PDF.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS 2015

St Andrews Theological College

News

On 18 October 2014, our Parish was blessed to have hosted the St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College ADULT FAITH SEMINAR. Presented by Dr Philip Kariatlis, Mr Anastasios Kallogerakis and Mr Vasili Psilachos who were all graduates of our Theological College and and current lecturers and administrators, the day was very informative, enlightening and entertaining. We present to you the opening address and accompanying PowerPoint presentation delivered by Philip:

THE SIGNIFICANCE AND MEANING OF THE LITURGY FOR OUR DAILY LIVES

Liturgy Powerpoint Slides

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From 21 to 24 September 2014 our Parish hosted the annual Youth Camp at the brand new site of St Andrew’s Theological College, Bribie Island Retreat & Recreation Centre. The youth had a great time and made new friendships. Their faith was strengthened by their participation in the Divine Liturgy held in the chapel to celebrate the Virgin Mary ‘Mytidiotissa’. A big thanks go to our volunteers, staff at the site, and the parents who sent their children.

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The Greek Orthodox Parish-Community of the Dormition of the Theotokos is situated in the South-Eastern Brisbane suburb of Mt Gravatt. At its heart is the Church of which the current one was established under the then-guidance of Reverend Father Isidoros Sideris (+ 1989), with the foundation stone being laid in 1974. Our current Parish priests are the Reverend Father Nicholas Brown, a graduate of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College in Sydney, and the Very Reverend Father Constantine Lentakis who has faithfully served the Parish since 1980. Our Parish is under the spiritual care of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos – Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, and serves the many needs of the local Greek and English speaking Orthodox Christians.
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OFFICE HOURS:

Parish Admin Office: Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 2:30pm.

Priest’s Office: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 4pm to 5:30pm, Friday, 9:30am to 11am.

Other times by appointment only.