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Annual Parish Cruise 2023

2023-05-09T12:15:21+10:00

On the 4th of February 2023, The parish of St Mary, Mays Hill gathered together for our annual parish cruise. We gathered at Huntleys Point wharf and sailed away towards Sydney Harbour. God graced us with wonderful weather on this late summer night, and everyone had a blast singing, dancing and socialising with other members of our beloved Parish. Enjoy some of the pictures taken on the night, below. [...]

Annual Parish Cruise 20232023-05-09T12:15:21+10:00

The Sunday of Orthodoxy

2023-03-04T18:29:54+10:00

On the first Sunday of Great Lent, the Orthodox Church commemorates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the victory over the iconoclastic heresy. The heresy denied the use of icons in worship, considering it to be idolatry. However, the Orthodox Church recognized the use of icons as essential in the faith and practice of Christianity. The Sunday of Orthodoxy is a day of celebration of the true faith. It is a day of joy, but also of repentance, for the Church recognizes that, in the past, some of its members have fallen into error and heresy. Nevertheless, the Church affirms that it [...]

The Sunday of Orthodoxy2023-03-04T18:29:54+10:00

St Mary Annual Family Christmas Carnival 2022

2022-12-09T15:10:51+10:00

On Saturday the 3rd of December 2022, the Parish of St. Mary, Mays Hill held their annual Family Christmas Carnival on the church grounds. This was the first parish Christmas Carnival held since Covid19 hit. We would like to thank our parish priests, Fr. George and Fr. John, as well as parish council members, youth members, and Speedway our sponsor. Thank you to all who attended, and we hope you had an unforgettable and amazing day. Christ is born Enjoy some of the moments captured. [...]

St Mary Annual Family Christmas Carnival 20222022-12-09T15:10:51+10:00

The Nativity of our Lord

2022-11-14T10:03:49+10:00

On November 15th every year, we begin the 40-day fixed Nativity Fast, concluding on the December 24th, which is the 4th major feast of the new calendar year. As one of the four main fast periods throughout the ecclesiastical year, the Nativity Fast gives individuals the opportunity to prepare for the Feast of the Divine Incarnation and Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour in the Flesh on December 25. With special preparatory days announcing the approaching birth of the Saviour. Such as on Saint Andrew’s Day (November 30) and Saint Nicholas Day (December 6) songs are sung to announce the [...]

The Nativity of our Lord2022-11-14T10:03:49+10:00

St Mary Annual Parish Party (Hafleh) 2022

2022-09-20T19:57:52+10:00

On Saturday the 17th of September 2022, the Parish of St. Mary, Mays Hill held their annual parish party (hafleh) on the church grounds. This was the first parish party held since 2019, and it was a welcomed breath of fresh air . From dancing under the moonlight, to lighting barbecues, and jumping castles, all ages alike were involved in celebrating our church of the Nativity of the Theotokos. We would like to thank our parish priests, Fr. George and Fr. John, as well as parish council members, youth members, and all involved in helping, donating and attending on the [...]

St Mary Annual Parish Party (Hafleh) 20222022-09-20T19:57:52+10:00

The Exaltation of the Cross

2022-09-13T12:46:46+10:00

The Exaltation of the Cross is celebrated on the 14th of September, and is one of the 12 major feasts within the Church Calendar, and is the 2nd feast we celebrate in our new liturgical year.   The Exaltation, or Elevation of the Cross refers to the revelation and discovery of three crosses by St Helen in the year 326AD. St Helen was led to the true cross by finding a rare, beautiful and fragrant flower known as ‘Vasiliko’ (Basil), meaning the flower of royalty. The crosses laid underneath the flower, and was very important in the discovery of the [...]

The Exaltation of the Cross2022-09-13T12:46:46+10:00

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