What Is the Greek Orthodox Christian Society?

The Greek Orthodox Christian Society (GOCS) was established in 1955 with the blessing and encouragement of the late Metropolitan Theophylactos, to support the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in its ministry. It continues this work with the blessing of his Eminence Archbishop Makarios, which includes, Orthodox Christian Fellowships, Orthodox Books/Periodicals, Catechism Classes, Byzantine Chanting Classes, Radio programs, Podcasts and more. There are at present, hundreds of young men and women who are actively involved in the missionary work of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society.

The objective of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society is to respond to the call of Christ in becoming “fishers of men” (Matt 4:19) and through its work, to nurture the souls of all and bring them into closer communion with Christ and His Church.

It seeks to do this by cultivating an Orthodox spiritual phronema among its members through the liturgical life of the Church; to spread the joyful message of the Christian Gospel to others; and to make known our Greek Orthodox heritage in the wider community.

Weekly Gathering/Talks are given at the Orthodox Mission Centre:
+ For men, every Saturday night from 8 – 9 p.m.
+ For women, every Saturday afternoon 4 – 5 p.m.

Youth groups for teenage boys
+ All Saints, Belmore, Friday 6.30 – p.m.
+ The Resurrection or our Lord, Kogarah, Friday 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.
+ Transfiguration of our Lord, Earlwood, Saturday 4 – 6 p.m.
+ St John the Baptist, Parramatta, Sat 5 – 7 p.m.

Youth groups for teenage girls
+ All Saints, Belmore, Friday 6.30 – 8.30 p.m.
+ Transfiguration of our Lord, Earlwood, Friday 6.30 – 8 p.m.

Sunday School lessons are held at every Greek Orthodox parish in Sydney

Orthodox Mission Bookstore, 217 Bexley Rd, Kingsgrove (opening times on website)

Radio Programs

On Sundays
2MM.AM 1665 – 10.45am
Symban, 2ERA. FM 151.675 (scanner) – 11.00am.
Galaxias FM 151.850 (scanner) – 5:30 pm*

Radio Programs on Thursdays
Radio Club AM 1683 – 3:30 pm* Newsletter for young people “Lychnos”

Lychnos, a bi-monthly periodical available throughout Australia

Byzantine Music Classes (Tuesday nights, Orthodox Mission Centre)

Orthodox Journey DIgital Missionary Activities www.orthodoxjourney.com

There are a variety of activities organised for all ages and needs
+ Sunday School Picnics and Sports/Craft days
+ Annual Fellowship
+ Retreats
+ Couples/Parenting talks
+ Hospital/Nursing Home visits
+ Theatrical Performances related to our Greek Orthodox heritage

The Greek Orthodox Christian Society was formed in 1955, with the blessings and encouragement of the the late Metropolitan, Theophylactos.
The work of the Society is mostly missionary, among the Greek Orthodox community and with the blessings and support of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.