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HOLY CROSS MONASTERY OF MANGROVE MOUNTAIN – FOUNDATION STONE CEREMONY

INVITATION Beloved Orthodox Christians, We cordially invite you, your family and friends to attend the Foundation Stone Ceremony for the Main Church of Holy Cross monastery and its two side chapels dedicated to St Anthony the Great and St Irene Chrysovalantou. The foundation stone ceremony will be conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos on SATURDAY 7th December 2013. PROGRAMME Saturday, ... Read More »

Growing up fast and furious – Media’s impact on our children: “iDisorder”

iDisorder: Part 1 By Fr George Liangas Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Assistant priest, St Nectarios Church, Burwood, Sydney “If you can make use of something that makes your life easier while maintaining enough inner strength and freedom to avoid dependence, you are the master. If you do not cultivate this inner strength and freedom, you become the slave”. Ulrich Weger, ... Read More »

Growing up fast and furious – Media’s impact on our children: ‘Top 10’ for 2012

By Fr George Liangas Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Assistant priest, St Nectarios Church, Burwood, Sydney 2012 was another fruitful year in the research and discussion of the effects of electronic media. Here we provide a ‘Top 10’ of interesting and important articles, from a range of related topics. These articles vary from research articles to newspaper editorials, podcasts and commissioned ... Read More »

Too much too young

Teenagers all over Australia are experimenting with sex at an alarmingly younger age, but what does this mean for our community? 23 Oct 2013 By PENNI PAPPAS Mass media, the internet, social media and smart phones have created a new sexual revolution for our teenagers, resulting in them having sex and experimenting in sexual behaviours at an earlier age. Add ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Luke: The Rich Man and Lazarus; Lk 16:19-31

‘’God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise’’ (1Cor 1:27) Today the whole world is suffering, however only those living in the Orthodox Church are liberated. Those suffering in the Orthodox Church are blessed because there exists the possibility for them to find peace. Those that are thirsty are blessed because they can ... Read More »

Encyclical – St George’s Monastery

To the devout Reverend Clergy; The honourable Administrative Committees; And the Ladies’ Auxiliaries; Of the Parish-Communities; Of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. Dearly beloved, You would have already been informed through the media about the enormous damage caused by the recent bushfires throughout New South Wales. Due to the strong winds, these fires could not be controlled completely by ... Read More »

MONASTERY OF ST GEORGE, BLUE MOUNTAINS AFFECTED BY FIRES

As you may have heard NSW was recently hit with the worst fire emergency this decade. Unfortunately this raging fire also went through the Monastery of St. George, Yellow Rock in the Blue Mountains. The report so far is as follows: At Approximately 1:00pm Thursday 17th October, with high temperatures and winds exceeding 110km/h and with no warning the fire ... Read More »

10th National Youth Conference of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Source: http://cycnsw.org.au/2013/10/10th-National-Youth-Conference The 10th National Youth Conference was held in Brisbane, QLD from the 29th of September until the 1st of October 2013. This conference is held every four years and this year’s theme was “The Terminology and Psychology of Socio-Political Developments in the Contemporary World”. Upon arrival at Brisbane, the delegates made their way to the parish hall of the ... Read More »

Sunday of Luke: The Gadarene Demoniac Lk 8:26-39

The Lord’s entry into the country of the Gadarenes was a testimony that He came into this world, to seek and save the darkened and fallen nature of humanity, because the situation cannot remain like this. Humans should not live with a fearful and darkened heart, but in joy, in love and in the light. The light is to know, ... Read More »