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Thursday
8th December 2022
GO Fellowship Talk: More Modern Developments - What are we becoming?
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church, 531 Centre Rd, Bentleigh
District of Melbourne GO Fellowship presents COME and SEE which is a series exploring Worship and Life in the Orthodox Church.
Part 1: Christian Worship Through the Ages by Very Rev. Father Chris Dimolianis.
Talk 1: The Early Christian Church - Who are we?
Talk 2: From Christian Empire to Schism - What have we become?
Talk 3: More Modern Developments - What are we becoming?
All talks are in English and all ages welcome. To receive a certificate of participation please click here to register and attend all the 3 talks in the series.
Visit Bishop Kyriakos Facebook page for further details.
Thursday
8th December 2022
End of year St Panteleimon fellowship gathering and fish and chips night
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Topic: Dennis Krinas and Vasili Le Couilliard will lead the Christmas Bible study session. Please bring your Bibles or have your phones ready if you prefer to access the Bible online. Everyone is welcome.
For further details please visit St Panteleimon Facebook page.
Thursday
1st December 2022
Conversations: Our Calling to Christ
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Catherine Church, 3B Epping St, East Malvern
GO Youth Melbourne presents Conversations: Our Calling to Christ.
Speakers: Panel of Priests.
Ages 18-29. For further details please visit the GO Youth Melbourne Facebook page.
Thursday
24th November 2022
Vespers - St Catherine the Great Martyr
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Catherine Church, 3B Epping St, East Malvern
Vespers on the occasion of the Feast of St Catherine.
Thursday
17th November 2022
GO Fellowship Talk: From Christian Empire to Schism - What have we become?
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church, 531 Centre Rd, Bentleigh
District of Melbourne GO Fellowship presents COME and SEE which is a series exploring Worship and Life in the Orthodox Church.
Part 1: Christian Worship Through the Ages by Very Rev. Father Chris Dimolianis.
Talk 1: The Early Christian Church - Who are we?
Talk 2: From Christian Empire to Schism - What have we become?
Talk 3: More Modern Developments - What are we becoming?
All talks are in English and all ages welcome. To receive a certificate of participation please click here to register and attend all the 3 talks in the series.
Visit Bishop Kyriakos Facebook page for further details.
Thursday
10th November 2022
GO Fellowship Talk: The Early Christian Church - Who are we?
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church, 531 Centre Rd, Bentleigh
District of Melbourne GO Fellowship presents COME and SEE which is a series exploring Worship and Life in the Orthodox Church.
Part 1: Christian Worship Through the Ages by Very Rev. Father Chris Dimolianis.
Talk 1: The Early Christian Church - Who are we?
Talk 2: From Christian Empire to Schism - What have we become?
Talk 3: More Modern Developments - What are we becoming?
All talks are in English and all ages welcome. To receive a certificate of participation please click here to register and attend all the 3 talks in the series.
Visit Bishop Kyriakos Facebook page for further details.
Wednesday
9th November 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): The Exorcism of the Gardarene Demoniac and the Three Forms of Possession
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Vasili Le Couilliard will speak on "The Exorcism of the Gardarene Demoniac and the Three Forms of Possession,"  followed by group discussion and refreshments!
Tuesday
8th November 2022
Celebratory Divine Liturgy - Archangels
7:30am - 11:00am Archangels Church, 56 The Corso, Parkdale
Matins and Divine Liturgy with His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis presiding together with Clergy from the District of Melbourne.
Monday
7th November 2022
Vespers - Archangels
7:00pm - 8:30pm Archangels Church, 56 The Corso, Parkdale
Vespers with His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis presiding together with Clergy from the District of Melbourne.
Thursday
3rd November 2022
Conversations: Our Calling to Christ
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Catherine Church, 3B Epping St, East Malvern
GO Youth Melbourne presents Conversations: Our Calling to Christ.
Speakers: Panel of Priests.
Ages 18-29. For further details please visit the GO Youth Melbourne Facebook page.
Tuesday
1st November 2022
Annual Picnic on Melbourne Cup Day at the Monastery
10:00am - 4:00pm Panagia Gorgoepikoos Monastery Church, Cnr Monastery Ct & Bluestone Bridge Rd, Lovely Banks
Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun filled day. Bring your picnic rug and enjoy the wonderful food on offer. Divine Liturgy in English from 10am to 11am. Please click here to visit the Monastery Facebook page for further details.
Monday
31st October 2022
Vespers (in Greek) - Sts Anargiri, Cosmas and Damian the Unmercenaries
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Anargiri Church, 85-87 Willesden Rd, Oakleigh
Vespers on the occasion of the Feast of Sts Anargiri, Cosmas & Damian celebrated with His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia presiding together with clergy from Melbourne.
Sunday
30th October 2022
OXI day festival
8:00am - 5:00pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Church service from 8am, laying of wreaths for 28th October Oxi Day, panigiri celebrations 11am-5pm, DJ Joe, souvlakia, loukoumades, drinks, Greek music, kids activities. Free entry.
Saturday
29th October 2022
Divine Liturgy in English for GO Youth
9:00am - 11:00am St Andrew Church, 201 Mahoneys Rd, Forest Hill
GO Youth Melbourne presents Divine Liturgy and blessing of the waters in English. Breakfast provided post-service. Click here for further details.
Wednesday
26th October 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): The Life of St Demetrios
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Dennis Krinas will speak to us about ‘The Life of St Demetrios’ and aspects of his life you may not know!
Tuesday
25th October 2022
Vespers - St Dimitrios
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Dimitrios Church, 380 High St, Prahran
Vespers on the occasion of the Feast of St Dimitrios
Sunday
23rd October 2022
100 years since the Asia Minor catastrophe 1922 film and talk
6:30pm - 8:30pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Remembering 100 years since the Asia Minor catastrophe 1922 film and talk.
Friday
21st October 2022
GO Youth skating evening
6:30pm - 8:30pm Skateworld Mordialloc, 209 Boundary Rd, Braeside VIC 3195
Ages 18-29. Please visit the GO Youth Melbourne Facebook page for further details.
Sunday
16th October 2022
GO Youth fundraiser BBQ
10:30am - 12:00pm St Catherine Church, 3B Epping St, East Malvern
After the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy there will be a GO Youth Melbourne fundraiser BBQ, open to all ages everyone is welcome. For further details please visit the GO Youth Melbourne Facebook page.
Saturday
15th October 2022
St Haralambos Teen group
3:30pm - 5:00pm St Haralambos Church, Cnr Porter St & Church Rd, Templestowe
Fun, socialising, snacks, discussion. Meet and greet our new Parish Priest Fr Kyriakos.
Saturday
8th October 2022
Parish of St Haralambos Annual Dinner Dance
6:30pm - 11:00pm St Haralambos Church Hall, Cnr Porter St & Church Rd, Templestowe
Tickets $65 Adults, $40 Children 5 to 12 years old and free for children 4 years of age and under. Three course dinner and drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks). Bookings essential. Contact Kathryn 0421 434 775 or Marianne 0431639911 or via email: info@stharalambos.org.au to book a table or individual seats.
Please click here to download the flyer to distribute to your Fellowships, Church noticeboards, or friends and family.
Thursday
6th October 2022
Conversations: Our Calling to Christ
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Catherine Church Hall, 3B Epping St, East Malvern
GO Youth Melbourne presents Conversations: Our Calling to Christ.
Speaker: His Grace Bishop Emilianos from Brisbane
Ages 18-29. For further details please visit the GO Youth Melbourne Facebook page.
Wednesday
5th October 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): Seeing Jesus Christ in the Old Testament
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Our resident theologian Vasili Le Couilliard will speak on “Seeing Jesus Christ in the Old Testament” followed by group discussion and refreshments!
Saturday
1st October 2022
Celebratory Divine Liturgy (in Greek) - Panagia Gorgoepikoos
7:45am - 4:00pm Panagia Gorgoepikoos Monastery Church, Cnr Monastery Ct & Bluestone Bridge Rd, Lovely Banks
Matins and Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the Feast of Panagia Gorgoepikoos. Followed by a day at our Monaster Grounds filled with food, drinks and lots of fun for the children. The Paraklesis Service to Panagia Gorgoepikoos will take place at 3pm.
Friday
30th September 2022
Vespers (in Greek) - Panagia Gorgoepikoos
5:00pm - 6:30pm Panagia Gorgoepikoos Monastery Church, Cnr Monastery Ct & Bluestone Bridge Rd, Lovely Banks
Vespers on the occasion of the Feast of Panagia Gorgoepikoos.
Thursday
29th September 2022
Feast of Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis
7:30am - 11:00am St Eustathios Church, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Matins and Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis together with Clergy of Melbourne
Wednesday
28th September 2022
Vespers: Feast of St Kyriakos the Anchorite
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Eustathios Church, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
With His Grace, Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis presiding together with Clergy of Melbourne
Sunday
25th September 2022
Official opening of the restored Archangels Church
7:30am - 2:00pm Archangels Church, 56 The Corso, Parkdale
All the faithful are welcomed to attend this blessed day in the life of the Church when we will be celebrating the official opening of our blessed and newly renovated church of the Holy Archangels by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia. Following the Divine Liturgy in the church grounds the faithful will have the opportunity to purchase some food, drink and sweets and to sit down and enjoy a wonderful afternoon with us.
Thursday
22nd September 2022
Conversations: Our Calling to Christ
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Catherine Church Hall, 3B Epping St, East Malvern
GO Youth Melbourne presents Conversations: Our Calling to Christ. For further details please visit the GO Youth Melbourne Facebook page.
Sunday
18th September 2022
FIVE LOAVES: Morning Tea Fundraiser
10:30am - 12:30pm Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church, 531 Centre Rd, Bentleigh
The "Five Loaves" initiative is a programme of our Church to assist the homeless and those struggling in our local communities. Please join us for this morning tea after the Liturgy and support this worthwhile fundraiser.
Sunday
18th September 2022
Sandwich making volunteer day
10:30am - 1:00pm St Haralambos Lower Church Hall, Cnr Porter St & Church Rd, Templestowe
In the lower Church hall after the Divine Liturgy. We are aiming to make 1000 sandwiches and would love any and all help! Families and youth welcome!
Saturday
17th September 2022
P4K fundraising dinner
6:00pm - 11:00pm The Angliss Restaurant, 550 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.
For further details and bookings, please click here to download the flyer.
Thursday
15th September 2022
Talk by Bishop Themi
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Eustathios Church Hall, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Make sure you come down to listen to how he went from Rockstar to Bishop. Please support the missionary Paradise for Kids which His Grace will talk more about on the night.
Thursday
8th September 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): Don't be a Judas
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Dennis Krinas will speak on "Don't be a Judas" followed by group discussion.
Dennis' presentation will look into the details of the betrayal of Judas and the Christian implications for us today.
All welcome.
Thursday
8th September 2022
Five Loaves Initiative presents the importance of homelessness awareness
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Catherine Church, 3B Epping St, East Malvern
Five Loaves Initiative presents the importance of homelessness awareness.
PRESENTER : Eleni Andrianakis - Senior Mental Health Clinician
GUESTS SPEAKER : Jody Murry - Mental Health Clinician
Our speakers will be discussing issues related to Homelessness including Hidden Homelessness, Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Addiction and people that have been incarcerated.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Followed by Q&A and light refreshments! 
Friday
2nd September 2022
Agrypnia (night vigil) in Greek - Panagia Pisidiotissa
7:00pm - 1:00am St Eustathios Church, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Thursday
25th August 2022
Youth Tavern night
6:30pm - 10:30pm Lemnos Taverna, 445 High St, Prahran, VIC
His Grace Bishop Kyriakos invites the Youth (up to 30yrs of age) to a free dinner at Lemnos Tavern on Thursday 25th August 2022. To attend you must be from the Archdiocesan District of Melbourne. Limited to 100 people.
RSVP before Monday 22nd August 2022.
Tuesday
23rd August 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): Applying the parables in our lives
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Anargiri Church, 85-87 Willesden Rd, Oakleigh
Fellowship talk, in the hall behind the church. All welcome.
Sunday
21st August 2022
Fundraising Luncheon
11:00am - 2:00pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Adults $40, Children $15 (children under 12 free)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
To book, please call Fr Panteleimon on 0447 550 078
Thursday
18th August 2022
Divine Liturgy in English
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Tuesday
16th August 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): Christian identity and true freedom in Christ
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Thursday
4th August 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): God loves the outcast
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Thursday
4th August 2022
Divine Liturgy in English
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Thursday
21st July 2022
Divine Liturgy in English
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Thursday
7th July 2022
Divine Liturgy in English
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Thursday
7th July 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): Topic 1: God the Holy Spirit and the Spirit Bearers
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Topic 1: God the Holy Spirit and the Spirit Bearers
Saturday
2nd July 2022
Go Youth Trivia Night
6:30pm - 9:00pm St Catherine Church, 3B Epping St, East Malvern
The entry fee is $30. Guests will be treated to dinner and prizes can be won. The age range is 16 to 35. Registrations are open until Saturday 25 June 2022. You can find our registration link on the Go Youth Melbourne Facebook page’s event section.
Facebook link - https://fb.me/e/1VBNtuytp
and Registration link to book - https://www.trybooking.com/BZUCK
Thursday
23rd June 2022
Divine Liturgy in English
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Thursday
16th June 2022
Divine Liturgy in English
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Tuesday
14th June 2022
TALK: The Power of the Word (Lecture 4) "In the beginning was the Word... (John 1:1-17)"
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church, 531 Centre Rd, Bentleigh
Speaker: Very Rev. Fr Chris Dimolianis - Parish Priest of St Eustathios Church, South Melbourne and is a graduate of St Andrew’s Theological College.
Sunday
12th June 2022
Coffee and Sweets Fundraiser
11:00am - 1:00pm in the hall at Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
$10 Coffee and sweets, children free.
All welcome, family environment.
Free undercover parking opposite the Church.
Please contact Fr Panteleimon for information or to offer to make a dessert 0447 550 078
Thursday
9th June 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): Pentecost
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
Dennis will take us through the Pentecost event and its significance for us as Orthodox Christians.
Sunday
5th June 2022
TALK: The Power of the Word (Lecture 3) "How would they believe if they haven't heard... (Romans 10:14)"
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Haralambos Church, Cnr Porter St & Church Rd, Templestowe
Speaker: Very Rev. Fr Gerasimos Koutsouras - Parish Priest of St George Church, Rose Bay in Sydney. He was also on the faculty of St Andrew's Theological College for sixteen years, teaching and lecturing Church History, Byzantine Music, Hymnology and Modern Greek.
Saturday
4th June 2022
ORDINATION: Feast of St Metrophanes Archbishop of Constantinople
7:00am - 11:00am St Eustathios Church, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Matins and Divine Liturgy with His Eminence, Archbishop Makarios of Australia presiding and ordaining Mr Kyriakos Tsapas to the Diaconate and Deacon Kyprianos Nerouppos to the Presbyterate
Friday
3rd June 2022
ORDINATION: Feast of St Lucillian and His Companions
7:00am - 11:00am St Eustathios Church, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Matins and Divine Liturgy with His Eminence, Archbishop Makarios of Australia presiding and ordaining Mr Kyprianos Nerouppos to the Diaconate
Thursday
26th May 2022
TALK: The Power of the Word (Lecture 2) "The Power of the Word - Then and Now"
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Speaker: Dr Nicholas Manolios - Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Sydney and Senior Medical Staff Specialist at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. His research interests include drug design, drug delivery, and gene therapy.
Tuesday
24th May 2022
Divine Liturgy in English
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Anargiri Church, 85-87 Willesden Rd, Oakleigh
Sunday
22nd May 2022
MAN OF GOD
6:00pm - 9:00pm Reading Cinemas, McCrae Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175
MAN OF GOD is a powerful film about the life of St Nektarios and the many obstacles he overcame. There's only a few tickets left for the screening in Dandenong this weekend. Tickets must be pre-booked.
www.eventbrite.com.au/e/man-of-god-readings-dandenong-tickets-322012216207
Watch the trailer on YouTube: https://youtu.be/opUdtkIpuxs
Sunday
22nd May 2022
Feastday Luncheon
12:00pm - 1:00pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
After the Sunday Liturgy a three course meal: Adults $40, Children $15 and Children under 12 years Free.
For bookings, please contact Fr Panteleimon 0447 550 078
Free under cover parking opposite the Church.
Friday
20th May 2022
Vespers: Feast of Sts Constantine and Helen
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Festive Vespers with His Grace, Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis presiding together with Clergy from the District of Melbourne.
Thursday
19th May 2022
TALK: The Power of the Word (Lecture 1) "The Impact of Words on Creation - an Experiment with Rice"
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Andrew Church, 201 Mahoneys Rd, Forest Hill
Speaker: Mr Dean Damatopoulos - a teacher at Oakleigh Grammar (Year 6 & 7 Coordinator and Middle School Science and Orthodox Studies teacher), Chanter at Sts Anargiri, Oakleigh and a first-year student of Theology at St Andrew’s Theological College.
Thursday
5th May 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): Topic 1: Video- The Life of St George, Topic 2: St Gregory the Theologian's Pascha Oration
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
First session: Video - The Life of St George.
Second session: Short talk on St Gregory the Theologian's Oration on Pascha.
Wednesday
27th April 2022
Feast of the Holy Virgin Portaitissa
8:00am - 11:00am The Dormition Of Our Lady Church, 272 Millers Rd, Altona North
Celebrated with His Grace, Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis presiding together with clergy from the District of Melbourne.
Tuesday
26th April 2022
Inter-Orthodox Paschal Vespers for the Feast of the Holy Virgin Portaitissa
6:00pm - 7:30pm The Dormition Of Our Lady Church, 272 Millers Rd, Altona North
Celebrated with His Grace, Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis presiding together with clergy from the District of Melbourne.
Tuesday
26th April 2022
Feast Day of Sts Raphael, Nicholas & Irene
8:00am - 11:00am Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church, 531 Centre Rd, Bentleigh
Celebrated with His Grace, Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis presiding together with clergy from the District of Melbourne.
Monday
25th April 2022
Paschal Vespers for the Feast of Sts Raphael, Nicholas & Irene
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Church, 531 Centre Rd, Bentleigh
Celebrated with His Grace, Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis presiding together with clergy from the District of Melbourne.
Sunday
24th April 2022
Vespers of Love
11:00am - 12:30pm St Eustathios Church, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Celebrated by His Grace, Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis and all the clergy of the District of Melbourne during which the Holy Gospel of the Resurrection is chanted in various languages. Followed by a blessing with the distribution of Paschal eggs.
This year, we have the honour of the Presidential Guard (Evzones) visiting us from the Hellenic Republic.
Sunday
17th April 2022
Palm Sunday Lunch
12:00pm - 1:00pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Fish, chips, salad, coffee & sweets
$40 adults, $10 children, free for children under 12 years. All proceeds go towards the refurbishment of the Church Hall.
For bookings please contact Fr Panteleimon 0447 550 078
Free parking opposite the Church
Saturday
16th April 2022
Youth Movie Night
6:00pm - 9:00pm St Catherine Church, 3B Epping St, East Malvern
St Catherine's Church in Malvern is hosting a Youth movie night on Saturday 16 April 2022 from 6pm. We are watching the film the Shepherd's Supper (2019). Hope you can make it!
Please click here to register.
Saturday
16th April 2022
Easter Activity Day
3:00pm - 5:00pm The Three Hierarchs Church, 44 Knight St, Clayton
Egg dyeing, lambada decorating, palm cross folding, koulouria baking and more.
$5 entry fee. For kids aged 4+. Please RSVP to confirm your place to Michelle 0466 835 165 by 10th April 2022.
Please click here to download and email/print this flyer to distribute to your Fellowships, Church noticeboards, or friends and family.
Saturday
9th April 2022
TALK: "The Divine Liturgy" (in ENGLISH)
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Eustathios Church, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
Speaker: Mr Basilios Psilacos is Associate Lecturer in Worship and Liturgy, and Instructor in Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music at St Andrew's Theological College.
After completing his Bachelor of Theology at St Andrew's in 1993, Basilios Psilacos continued his studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), from 1995-2000, where he received his Masters of Theology (Hons). The topic of his master’s dissertation was: “Τό Ασματικό Τυπικό στη μουσική χειρόγραφη παράδοση” (The Asmatic Ordo in the musical manuscript tradition), under the supervision of the late Liturgics Professor Ioannis Foundoulis. Whilst in Thessaloniki, he also successfully completed a Bachelor of Byzantine Music at the School of Byzantine Music of the Holy Metropolis of Thessaloniki, and a Graduate Diploma of Byzantine Music at the Musical Conservatorium AMO ‘The Galaxy’.
His interest in the art of Byzantine Music began from an early age. His first Byzantine Music Teacher was Archon Protopsaltis Mr Ilias Fraggoulis (Adelaide). Whilst undertaking his undergraduate studies in Sydney, he was further immersed in the art of Byzantine music by the late Archon Protopsaltis Mr Antonios Aristodemou (+2000). In Thessaloniki, his teacher was the late Archon Music Teacher and Protopsaltis of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Mr Demetrios Sourlantzis (+2006). While in Thessaloniki, he also took part in various Byzantine music choirs (Ioannis Damaskinos, Ioannis Koukouzelis, Aristotle University Byzantine Choir), and chanted for the liturgical services at the Holy Monastery of Vlatathon with the Professor of Byzantine music Mr Antonios Alygizakis. Basilios Psilacos started teaching Byzantine music in 2001, after his return to Australia. He is now the Protopsaltis at the Parish of the Resurrection of our Lord, Kogarah, Sydney.
With a keen interest also in the health sciences, he successfully completed the requirements of the Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Macquarie University, Sydney, graduating in 2010.
Thursday
7th April 2022
Fellowship Talk (in English): Topic 1: On the Ascetic Effort of Lent, Topic 2: Lenten Bible Study
7:00pm - 9:00pm St Panteleimon Church, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong
First session:
On the Ascetic Effort of Lent: Exploring the themes of the Sundays of St John Climacus and St Mary of Egypt (Bill)
Second session:
Lenten Bible Study (Dennis)
Thursday
31st March 2022
TALK: "St John Climacus and the Stages of the Spiritual Life" (in ENGLISH)
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Haralambos Church, Cnr Porter St & Church Rd, Templestowe
Speaker: Dr Philip Kariatlis is Sub-Dean and Associate Professor of Theology at St Andrew's. After taking an undergraduate degree in Theology from St Andrew's, he graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Arts, majoring in Modern Greek. He received a Master of Theology and a doctorate from the Sydney College of Divinity, where he studied under Professor Gerard Kelly. His doctorate was in the area of ecclesiology where he examined the notion of koinonia as both gift and goal. His research interest lies in Church doctrine, specifically its existential and salvific character. He translated the doctoral dissertation of Archbishop Stylianos (Harkianakis) 'The Infallibility of the Church in Orthodox Theology' (2008) and has written in several peer reviewed journals within Australia and abroad. He has also written extensively for various publications, along with creative works. His most recent book is entitled: Church as Communion: Gift and Goal of Koinonia (2011).
Talk will be followed by Dinner - for bookings please contact Fr Antonio 0419 170 103 or Nick Xerakias 0410 417 173
No bookings are required for Talk and all are welcome.
Sunday
27th March 2022
TALK: "The Mystery of the Cross" (in ENGLISH)
7:00pm - 8:30pm St Andrew Church, 201 Mahoneys Rd, Forest Hill
Speaker: Dr Andrew Mellas is Senior Lecturer in Byzantine History & Liturgical Studies at St Andrew's Theological College. In 2018, he completed a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Sydney on the emotion of compunction in Byzantium. Andrew has published various books, chapters and articles on the history of Byzantium, liturgics and hymnody, as well as presenting papers on these subjects at international conferences. His current projects include exploring the liturgical intersections of hagiography and hymnography, and editing The Cambridge Companion to the Byzantine Church. He is also a member of the Australian Byzantine Choir.
Saturday
19th March 2022
TALK: "The Annunciation of the Theotokos" (in ENGLISH)
7:00pm - 8:30pm The Presentation Of Our Lady To The Temple Church, 3-7 Macedon Ave, North Balwyn
Speaker: His Eminence, Archbishop Makarios of Australia
followed by Dinner and launch of the FIVE LOAVES initiative.
To book for the Dinner, please contact Fr Nikolaos Georgiou on 0436 369 464
Bookings not required for the Talk and all are welcome to attend.
Thursday
10th March 2022
TALK: "The Exile of Humanity and Journey of Return" (in ENGLISH)
7:00pm - 8:30pm Sts Constantine and Helen Church, 35 Barry St, South Yarra
Speaker: DR LYDIA GORE-JONES is Lecturer in Biblical Studies at St Andrew’s Theological College in Sydney. Her doctoral thesis completed at Macquarie University dealt with two Jewish apocalyptic works as response to the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple by the Romans in AD 70. She has taught subjects related to biblical history and Hebrew language at tertiary level. She had previously worked as radio journalist, translator, and teacher of English as a Second Language.
Sunday
6th March 2022
Vespers of Forgiveness
6:30pm - 7:30pm St Eustathios Church, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
A very solemn and beautiful way to enter the period of Great Lent.
His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis will be joined by the Clergy of the District of Melbourne. At the completion of Vespers, we enter Great Lent by seeking the forgiveness and blessing of our Clergy as well as from one another.
Tuesday
1st March 2022
TALK: Journey to Pascha 2022: The Meaning of Great Lent (in ENGLISH)
7:00pm - 9:00pm Sts Anargiri Church, 85-87 Willesden Rd, Oakleigh
His Grace, Bishop Kyriakos will commence with the Blessing of Water ceremony and then the Talk entitled, "Standing Before the Throne of God" will be presented by the Very Rev. Fr Anastasios Bozikis, Associate Professor in Church History at St Andrew's Theological College, Sydney. Light refreshments will follow the Talk.
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Tuesday
15th February 2022
Divine Liturgy in English
7:30pm - 9:00pm St Eustathios Church, 221 Dorcas St, South Melbourne
PLEASE NOTE:- due to continuing Covid restrictions you are still required to check in with the QR code and wear a mask (unless you have a valid exemption).
Thank you for your continual understanding and patience.
Friday
21st January 2022
Agrypnia (night vigil) in Greek - Panagia Paramythia (Our Mother of Consolation)
7:00pm - 1:00am St Paraskevi, St John The Merciful and St Barbara Church, 22 Marsden Crescent, St Albans
Hierarchical Vigil presided by his Grace Bishop Evmenios of
Kerasounta.


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