Home2024-03-21T10:13:59+10:00

Welcome to St. Mary’s, Mays Hill

Nativity of the Theotokos Antiochian Orthodox Parish

A Glimpse into Christianity’s Ancient Roots

Discover the Timeless Beauty of the Orthodox Faith in Parramatta, Australia

Nestled in the heart of Mays Hill within the bustling community of Parramatta stands St. Mary’s Mays Hill, a beacon of the ancient Christian faith. As part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, our parish offers a unique journey into the unbroken traditions and spiritual practices that date back to the time of Jesus Christ and the Apostles.

Our parish, dedicated to the Nativity of the Theotokos, is not just a place of worship but a gateway to the early Church’s teachings and rituals. Here, you’ll find a community that cherishes the deep-rooted traditions, liturgies, and sacraments passed down through millennia. Whether you’re familiar with the Orthodox faith, seeking the original form of Christian worship, or simply curious about our ancient practices, St. Mary’s warmly welcomes you.

Liturgical Services

Arabic

  • Saturday Mornings: Join our community as we celebrate the Divine Liturgy in the rich and poetic Arabic language, connecting our faith with our cultural roots.
  • Sunday Mornings: Continue the weekend’s spiritual journey with our Sunday morning Arabic service, a blend of ancient traditions and the warmth of our Arabic-speaking community.

English

  • Every Sunday at 6 PM: Experience the timeless beauty of the Orthodox faith with our English Liturgy, making the ancient traditions accessible to all.
  • Family Liturgy: Every 1st and 3rd Sunday, families come together to worship in English, fostering a deep bond between our faith and the younger generation.

Education & Devotion

Paraklesis in Arabic

  • Wednesday Nights: Dive deep into the heart of Orthodox spirituality with Paraklesis, a special service of supplication, conducted in the beautiful Arabic language.

Bible Studies

  • Every Wednesday (except the first): Delve into the Scriptures and explore the teachings of the early Church. Our Bible studies offer a chance to discuss, reflect, and grow in understanding.
  • Note: The first Wednesday of each month is an exception, allowing our community to focus on other spiritual practices.

Fellowship

Youth Fellowship

Most Sunday Nights in the Hall: Our youth gather for fellowship, discussions, & activities that strengthen their bond with the Church & each other.

Outdoor Fellowship: When the weather permits, our gatherings move to the beautiful church grounds, allowing our youth to connect with nature and their faith simultaneously.

Community Bonding

Our parish isn’t just a place of worship; it’s a vibrant community. From our regular liturgies in both Arabic and English to our educational sessions and fellowship opportunities, there’s always a way to connect, learn, and grow in faith at St. Mary’s Mays Hill.

Service Times

SUNDAY

9:00 AM | Arabic Matins & 10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
10:00 AM | Sunday School (School-Aged Children)

6:00 PM | English Divine Liturgy
(
5:45 PM | Pre-Communion Prayers)

Wednesday

English Faith/Bible Studies | SMS 0438-457-670

(Add as contact to receive weekly Whatsapp updates)

Saturday

9:00 AM | Arabic Matins

10:00 AM | Arabic Divine Liturgy

Upcoming

Events

Calendar

2023 SMMH Program

Please download the 2023 program below

Download link here

Around our Parish

YOUTH

EVENTS

CHILDCARE

News

“And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.” Acts 11:26

Our parish laid its foundation stone at this site in 1999 and was established to serve the Orthodox faithful and local community. Although a relatively young parish in Australia, our faith is directly connected with the original Church of Antioch.We are part of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and the Phillipines.

With services in the Arabic and English languages, we welcome all to discover the Ancient Church of Jesus Christ. Enquirers into Orthodoxy and Catechumens are welcome.

Recent articles from around the Parish

Want to download the SMMH app?

Scan the QR Code below, for useful resources and information!

QR Code for SMMH

Title

Go to Top