Rejoice Resurrection Festival Raffle Draw

ACEYA is holding a raffle draw at this year’s Rejoice Resurrection Festival (Easter Monday). First prize is a trip for one to Greece and Israel (September 2015). Tickets will be available at all parishes every Sunday (starting from this Sunday). For more info, please contact ACEYA on 04 888 YOUTH (96884).



Freedom for the Persecuted Church Presented by

Please note that our church in Sydney will soon receive Dr Rafaat William, Managing Director of Alhorreya TV and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Addiction Medicine, and Psychosomatic Medicine – School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, California, United States of America.

The program, called ‘Freedom for the Persecuted Church Presented by’ will take place on Tuesday 28 October 2014 at St Mary’s Church (Smithfield), at 7pm. Refreshments will be made available after the program at the parish hall.

Program will primarily be in Arabic, however, our church choir will deliver hymns in our mother tongue.

Fore more information, please visit:

Holy Raza during the Great Fast (St Mary’s Church)

Holy Raza will be celebrated every day of the week (Monday to Friday) during the first, middle, and final week of the Great Fast – 5:30pm at St Mary’s Church.

Patriarchal Christmas Epistle 2013

Parent Invitation to a meeting regarding the SNACC Project

Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends of the Assyrian Schools,

The Chairman of the Assyrian Schools Board, His Eminence Archbishop Mar Meelis Zaia, AM, cordially extends an invitation to all parents, friends and members of our schools and Assyrian communities to attend a meeting on Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 7:00PM in the Edessa Reception Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to update our Church and Schools communities on the progress of the Saint Narsai Assyrian College project.

The College building project managers along with His Eminence will address the meeting and provide information on the current status of this project and the proposal of a middle school for children of grades 5 and 6 to be included on the new college site.

Please be seated by 6:45PM for a 7:00PM start. It is anticipated that the meeting will run for 1 hour.

Please make every effort to be present on the night for this important gathering.

March 2013 Joint Bible Study by Ninos Aaron


2013 March Joint Bible Study: “Words from the Risen Lord” by Ninos Aaron

January JBS: “In The Beginning…” by Rev. Narsai Youkhanis


January JBS: “In The Beginning…” by Rev. Narsai Youkhanis, on 13/01/2013.

Armour of God


Youth Return 2013 is this Sunday 7PM at SHAPS Hall.

See you all on Sunday equipped with your swords.
(i.e the Holy Bible) as soldiers of Christ, ready to explore the message that is to be revealed to us through His word and strengthening us to fight the challenges and temptation of this world.

Christmas Celebrated at Sydney Hope Festival


The inaugural Hope Christmas Festival has been held on the grounds of Assyrian Australian Social Centre (formerly Nineveh Club) in Edensor Park, Sydney. The event, described as a resounding success by its organisers, the Assyrian Church of the East Youth Association – Sydney, attracted thousands of faithful and locals.

The Festival was the first of its kind to be organised by the Assyrian Church of the East with the purpose of celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ not only amongst the faithful of the church but with the wider community.

Taking place on Boxing Day, 26 December, an Australian national public holiday, the official program opened with a prayer offered by St. Hurmizd Cathedral’s Sunday School.

The day was filled with fun rides and amusements, appearances by popular Disney characters such as Cinderella, Snow White, Aladdin with Jasmine, Pinocchio as well as Batman and of course the festival’s friendly clown.

Throughout the day, local Assyrian DJ Robbie entertained the crowd with a wide range of Christmas carols and other well-known soundtracks.

Later in the evening, notable Assyrian singers and entertainers took to the stage and performed for hours with attendees dancing the night away.

Lucky door prizes were drawn and ceramic and arts competitions were held as part of the program.

Parishioners loved the entertainment, while the cultural foods left the attendees with a fulfilled appetite thanks to the collective efforts of the Assyrian Church of the East Ladies Auxiliaries.

Performances were given by various church branches including two dances by the kindergarten students of St Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School.

Later in the evening, students of the Mar Narsai Assyrian College performed carols in the spirit of Christmas. They were joined by the choir and faithful of the church’s English-language congregation Ss Peter and Paul Parish led by choir conductor Deacon Ninos Babisha.

The Chaplain of the Assyrian Church of the East Youth Association – Sydney, Rev’d Narsai Youkhanis gave a final address thanking the attendees for their support.

The night concluded with a beautiful display of fireworks viewed by many hundreds of attendees who had remained until the conclusion of the festival.

Owing to the resounding success of this event, it will become an annual event on the calendar of the Sydney Youth Association open to all faithful of the church and the wider local community.