في الأحد الخامس من العنصرة وبعد القداس الإلهي الذي ترأسه صاحب السيادة المتروبوليت باسيليوس قدسية الجزيل الاحترام والوقار تم تكريم أعضاء جمعية الكنيسة الذين عملو على مدى ٤٠ عاما في هول الكنيسة ببركة صاحب السيادة المتروبوليت باسيليوس. وبحضور كاهني الرعية وأبناء الرعية الافاضل .وتم شكر الجميع على عملهم وقدمت ايقونة وشهادة تقدير لكل منهم . اللهم بارك الجميع وبارك هذه الرعية امين On the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, 17th of July 2022 after Divine Liturgy, His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios, along with Father George, Father John, and Deacon Theophan thanked the retiring members of the Parish Council at St Mary, Mays [...]
يوم الاثنين ١١ تموز ٢٠٢٢ أعضاء من كنيسة السيدة ميريلاندز قامو باطعام الأشخاص الذين من دون مأوى في مارتن بليس سيدني ،العذراء مريم تحمي الجميع On Monday the 11th of July 2022, members of the parish of Saint Mary, Antiochian Orthodox Church, Mays Hill, in conjunction with St Raphael's Mission (SRM) came together to feed and socialise with those in need. It was a truly humbling experience, one which all should look to support or participate in the coming months. If you would like to get involved, please reach out to SRM directly on 0404 323 868, or speak to [...]
السبت٢ تموز رعية كنيسة السيدة العذراء ميريلاندز اجتمعو معا في رحلتهم البحرية في سدني هاربر !! بالرغم من الطقس الممطر والبرد الشديد كانت ليلة رائعة مليئةرقص، فرح، أغاني مناظر جميلة مزينة باطيب الاحباب On Saturday the 2nd of July, the Parish of St Mary, Mays Hill gathered together on their annual cruise in Sydney Harbour! Despite the rainy weather and extreme cold, it was a wonderful night full of dancing, joy, beautiful scenery and songs decorated with the all our loved ones. Enjoy some of the pictures taken below. [...]
"The Fast of the Apostles is justly established in their honour, for through them we have received numerous benefits and for us they are exemplars and teachers of the fast …" St. Symeon of Thessalonica On the Apostles Fast - As Orthodox faithful, today we begin the Apostles' Fast which is one of the four main fasting periods during our church year. The movable fast begins on the second Monday after Pentecost and concludes on the fixed Feast of Saints Peter and Paul on June the 29th, so the length of this fast varies from year to year depending on the date of [...]
"I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12)" Holy Pentecost, the birthday of the church, is one of the greatest feasts of the church. It occurs 50 days after Pascha, on the 8th Sunday (Pentecost means 50 in Greek). Pentecost celebrates the establishment of the Church with the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. They begin to speak in tongues, and go on to teach the nations and baptize them in the name of the Holy Trinity. The feast [...]
8th of June 2022 - Pizza, heart break and passion...not in that order necessarily.Despite a loss for the Blues, SMMH had a great night of laughter and fellowship. A big thank you to Fr George and the Ladies Committee for making such a blessed tasty feast. Please view some highlights from the night below.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)" What is the Leave-Taking of Pascha, and Jesus' Ascension, and why are they important for the Orthodox faithful? Christ Is Risen! All major feasts in the Liturgical year are gifted a leave-taking, which indicates the end of the feast period. This allows the faithful an opportunity to celebrate the feast service one last time. When we experience something edifying, it becomes human nature to long and desire for that experience again, and thus, the church in [...]