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8th Sunday of Luke: Matt 9:9-13 “Go and find out what this means: ‘I desire mercy not sacrifice’’

“Go and find out what this means: ‘I desire mercy not sacrifice’’ (Matthew 9:13). There is not an exhortation in the whole of scripture that needs more desperately to be pondered by Christians today than this sentence that Jesus says to the Pharisees after they criticize him for associating with sinners. Mercy and sacrifice produce completely different conceptions of holiness. ... Read More »

Pan-Orthodox Conference Wellington NZ

Orthodox Christians representing the five canonical Orthodox Jurisdictions of New Zealand gathered at the Dormition of the Theotokos Romanian Orthodox Church known as St. Mary’s in Wellington to participate in the second official Pan-Orthodox Conference on Saturday, September 28th. The theme of the conference was Orthopraxia-Practicing True Faith. The conference was convened under the Omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios of the Sacred ... Read More »

Festal Celebrations at Holy Protection in Bunswick and Rocklea Parish

Holy Protection Cathedral, Melbourne, celebrated its Feast Day On Monday 14th October 2013, the Holy Protection Cathedral in Melbourne celebrated its Parish Feast Day. The All-Night Vigil was served by the clergy of the cathedral, Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff (rector), Archpriest Nicholas Dalinkiewicz, Archpriest Peter Sheko, Hieromonk Kyril and Protodeacon Alexander Abramoff. The following day, clergy from the neighbouring parishes joined to serve the Divine Liturgy. Following the service a lunch ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre will Open with a Splash!

Bookings are now available for all our Parishes and Communities throughout Australia OFFICIAL OPENING His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos will officially open the Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre on 1st October 2013 in the presence of Federal, State and Local politicians together with other official guests and our youth from around Australia. This exciting and highly anticipated event will be part of the 10th Annual Youth ... Read More »

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ORTHODOXY (A Personal Journey to the Ancient Christianity of Orthodoxy)

When I was considering becoming Orthodox, a friend and fellow historian of African-American religion asked me if I understood how much Orthodoxy fit the aspects of African-American religion that had most personally interested me over the years. Several months earlier, an Orthodox monk had remarked to me how attuned he thought Orthodoxy was to the traditional spirituality of black people. ... Read More »

SAINT AHMED THE CALLIGRAPHER

Saint Ahmed the Calligrapher

(Commemorated on 3rd May and the 24th December) Saint Ahmed (or Ahmet) Kalphas came from a Muslim family in Constantinople, and was raised as a devout Muslim. He worked as a secretary (deftedar) in the office of the Chief Secretary of the Ottoman Empire, that is in Ottoman terms, within the Sultan’s Chancellery as Scribe of the Second Rank. Thus ... Read More »