On a weekly basis, unless stated otherwise in the weekly program (below), our Church follows the following program:
- Midnight Service, Matins & The Divine Liturgy
- Small Compline
- Youth Group Program
- Fellowship Program
- Catechism Classes
- English Liturgies
- Greek School Classes
- Paraklesis to St John the Russian
- Elderly Citizens Group (Gerondiko)
- St Juliana's Mother's Group
- Sunday School
Please see below our calendar for this week's service program which outlines specific services, events and announcements for the week.
MIDNIGHT SERVICE, MATINS & THE DIVINE LITURGY
Every Tuesday and Sunday our Parish conducts these services commencing at 6:30am with the Midnight Service, followed by Matins at 7am and the Divine Liturgy at 9am.
All weekday liturgies start at 6:30am unless stated otherwise in the weekly program.
The service of the Small Compline is held weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm in English. The location alternates between the Parishes of St Basil’s (Brunswick) and The Presentation of Our Lord (Coburg) and is followed by the Youth Group Program which starts at 7:30pm and runs until 9:30pm.
YOUTH GROUP PROGRAM
The Youth Group Program is held weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm and alternates between the Parishes of St Vasilios’s (Brunswick) and The Presentation of Our Lord (Coburg).
Both males and females from the ages of 16 to 30 are invited and encouraged to attend to hear Fr Leonidas talk about various spiritual topics concerning our faith.
The program also consists of English liturgies, social and fundraising events, biblical study, talks, lectures and debates. We often have guest speakers from other Parishes and institutions.
A second group for faithful between the ages of 30 – 50 takes place every second week at St Vasilios’s (Brunswick). This program is run by Fr Athanasios Triantafyllou and Fr Efraim Kourtoglou.
Run by Theodore Theodorou, Catechism classes at our Parish are conducted on Tuesdays at 7pm.
These classes are specifically designed to prepare those who wish to become Orthodox Christians.
It aims to introduce you to the basics of the Orthodox Christian Faith and way of life.
If you are 18 or older and have never been baptised, this 2-month Catechism Course will prepare you. Once you have completed the course - and if you wish to go the next step - you may make arrangements at your local Greek Orthodox Parish to be received into the Church through the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Chrismation.
If you have already been baptised in a Christian denomination which the Orthodox Church acknowledges (e.g. Roman Catholic, Anglican, Uniting, etc.) but you now wish to become an Orthodox Christian, this Catechism Course will also prepare you. At the completion of the course - and if you wish to go the next step - you may make arrangements to be received into the Orthodox Church through the Sacrament of Holy Chrismation (or Confirmation).
The Orthodox Christian Catechism Classes in Victoria are conducted in 4 different locations - Bentleigh, Coburg, South Melbourne and Templestowe.
You may select the venue that suits you best. The Course is usually held at each location several times a year and classes are held on weekday evenings.
To apply for this Course, complete this Application Form carefully, attach photocopies of all relevant documents requested, according to your circumstances, and deliver it to the ARCH (Note: this office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm - excluding Public Holidays & major Feast Days).
After receiving your Application Form, the Catechism Coordinator will contact you to acknowledge receipt of your application and to inform you of the details of the next Course that will commence at your preferred location.
There are no fees for this Course - it is a ministry of the Church reaching out to prepare, inform and catechise its members. Consequently, you are also requested to bring along your Greek Orthodox fiancée, spouse, prospective Godparent or friend who will support you on this journey.
For further details, please contact the Catechism Coordinator at the:
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
221 Dorcas St
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Phone: (03) 9245 9000
Fax: (03) 9696 3583
Currently, English liturgies are served on a monthly basis and notified through the weekly program.
GREEK SCHOOL CLASSES
Enrolments are now open for our Parish’s Greek School which caters for Prep to year 12. Classes are held on a weekly basis.
Students are taught the Greek language, grammar and our Orthodox Faith. Students are also exposed to Greek dancing and aspects of our rich history and culture.
Monday 5pm – 8pm
Friday 5pm – 9pm
For enrolments and further information, please phone Matina Lontou on 0407 446 162 or email at email@example.com
PARAKLESIS TO ST JOHN THE RUSSIAN
Outside of the Lenten period, the Paraklesis is combined together with the Divine Liturgy on Tuesday mornings.
Please note, during the Lenten period, the Paraklesis to St John the Russian commences at 8am on Tuesdays.
ELDERLY CITIZENS GROUP (GERONDIKO)
After the Paraklesis to St John the Russian, held every Tuesday morning, Fr Efstathios or Fr Leonidas give a talk in Greek followed by complimentary refreshments in the community hall. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, socialise and keep active.
ST JULIANA'S MOTHER'S GROUP
St Juliana is considered a patron saint of the kitchen and the home. She was a pious Russian woman who married and had children, living a life of asceticism without being a monastic.
Every Thursday at 10-11:30am, St Juliana’s Mother’s Group provides mothers with the opportunity to connect with one another, share, learn, socialise, grow and have fun.
All mums and babies, toddlers and children are welcome. This includes giagiades looking after their grandchildren. Learn more.
Vespers take place every Saturday at 3pm (unless otherwise stated in the weekly program above).
Every Sunday morning immediately after Holy Communion, with the exception of school holidays, our Parish runs Sunday school programs for the following age groups:
- Primary School Students
- High School Students
The children learn about the Gospel of the day, enjoy activities and establish friendships with other children.