THIS IS THE FAITH OF THE ORTHODOX! (Title taken from the Synodikon of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, as recited on the Sunday of Orthodoxy)

Saint Paul described faith as ‘the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen’ (Heb. 11:1). His life, work and martyrdom are a testament to his Orthodox faith. He had the unshakeable conviction that, as a believer in Christ’s Word, he would enjoy future blessings in those things hoped for that did not exist in the present; the freedom from the tyranny of sin, the resurrection of the dead, the second coming of Jesus Christ, the future judgement and the inheritance of eternal life. Whatever he suffered in the present life was of no consequence in comparison to [...]

2016-10-14T14:48:23+11:00March 1st, 2016|

Official Opening of Orthodox Mission Bookstore

The Greek Orthodox Christian Society’s new “Orthodox Mission Bookstore” was officially opened on Saturday 28 November 2015 at 217 Bexley Rd Kinsgrove by His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias. The Blessing of the Waters (‘Agiasmos’) Service officiated by His Grace was held to commemorate this special event. Abbot Eusebius and former abbot Stephanos of Pantanassa Monastery, together with a number of clergy from many of our Sydney Parishes were also present for this special occasion. At the conclusion of the Agiasmos Service, His Grace Bishop Seraphim, Dr John Psarommatis, president of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society and Professor Michael Anthony, [...]

2016-10-14T14:50:41+11:00December 8th, 2015|

Basil Stavropoulos – A Soldier for Orthodox Values and Traditions

Basil Stavropoulos 1959-2012 It is not often that a father says to a son “You have understood the spiritual better than I ever understood it”. These words were said to Basil Stavropoulos by his father. Briefly, Basil was devoted to his faith from his earliest days. As a young child, he described himself as a soldier of Christ. He was amongst the first products of the Sunday Schools in Australia, having attended first at St George, Rose Bay, then at St Euphemia, Bankstown. He attended the Omatha boys youth group at the Archdiocese, travelling each Saturday from Bass Hill by [...]

2016-10-14T14:50:31+11:00January 30th, 2014|
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