Upcoming Events

ENGLISH LITURGIES our next ones will be on Saturday 10 December 2016, 9 - 10.30am and Wednesday 15 February 2017, 7 - 8.30pm

BIBLE STUDY CLASSES  for adults in English are held every Tuesday 7.15 – 8.30pm.  

WORKING BEE  will be held on Saturday 3 December, 9am - midday, to clean our Church, weed our gardens, and clean our upstairs classrooms

ENGLISH DIVINE LITURGY especially for children,   on Saturday 10 December  9 – 10.30am,  followed by refreshments in our hall.  This Liturgy will be like all other Liturgies, but we would like to extend a special welcome to children.

END OF YEAR GREEK SCHOOL CONCERT  after the Liturgy on Saturday 10 December, so from 11am

 


HOW TO GET TO OUR NEW CHURCH, at the corner of Purchase and George St, Parramatta (enter through Purchase St)

By Car:  From the M4 motorway get off at James Ruse Drive, and head towards Parramatta.  At the traffic lights at Hassall St turn left.  You then turn right onto Puchase St, which is at the 3rd traffic lights.  After a few houses you then turn left into our Church property

Walking from Parramatta Station:  (About a 15 minute walk)  Walk past our old Church in Hassall St, once you get to the park keep going straight, so down the walkway that is the continuation of Hassall St, this will get you to Purchase St, turn  left into Purchase St and you will be almost there.

By Bus

· Go to Stand A2 at Parramatta bus interchange located between Parramatta Railway Station and Westfield's

· Take the Μ92 bus that goes to Bankstown - Sutherland, Monday - Friday it comes every 10 minutes, Saturday and Sunday it comes every 20 minutes (approximate Opal fare $2.10)

· You are travelling to the  Hassall St  after Purchase St, Parramatta” bus stop (Stop 2150416), if the driver does not know this stop, he may know it as “Hassall St before Alfred St,  Parramatta”

· After approx. 2 minutes in the bus, just after you cross Harris St and see the park next to you, press the button to stop the bus

· After you leave the bus, walk back along Hassall St and then turn right onto Purchase St   (it is a 3 minute walk from the bus stop to the Church)

OUR CHURCH'S FIGHT AGAINST SAME-SEX MARRIAGE LEGISLATION    For some time now our Archdiocese has been actively and energetically campaigning against same-sex marriage.  In an encyclical our Archbishop Stylianos wrote:

"....In relation to a law which the State proposes to vote with regard to Marriage between persons of the same gender, we write to you once again because the Federal Parliament is expected very soon to deal with the redefinition of the concept of marriage.

You might appreciate, then, should such an Act be legalized, what destructive consequences this will have on the institution of Marriage, but also on the institution of the Family more generally.

As Orthodox Christians, therefore, we are obliged, once again, to express in the strongest possible terms, our objection to the enactment of such a legislation, as this will assail the sacredness of the Sacrament of Marriage and the Family as has been taught to us through the Ages by our Holy Faith and by the Fathers of the Church."

For more information see http://marriage.greekorthodox.org.au/

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From the Holy Fathers

If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the Church door, you will not find Him in the chalice.

No matter how just your words may be, you ruin everything when you speak with anger.

There is nothing colder than a Christian who does not seek to save others.

If you wish to leave much wealth to your children, leave them in God's care.  Do not leave them riches, but virtue and skill. 

About Us

St Ioannis is one of the parishes of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, headed by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, and under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

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