Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: service on 18th May 2015

This year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be in solidarity with the Eastern Churches of the Council.

Over the last year, the persecution against Christians in the Middle East has been severe.

This year Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held at the Assyrian Church of the East, as announced on the attached poster.

Theme for 2015:
Jesus said to her: “Give me to drink” (John 4:7)

Date: Monday 18th May 2015
Venue: St. Hurmizd Cathedral, Assyrian Church of the East
Address: 7-9 Greenfield Rd, Greenfield Park, NSW 2167, Australia
Time: 7.30-8.30pm followed by refreshments

Please come! Share with your friends, church and community! Don’t come alone, bring a friend with you!

Please use the attached poster to promote this service.

Hopefully, we will see you on the night!

Passion Week 2015 – Service Times

Friday of Sorrow

Prayers for the Deceased

Pinegrove Memorial Park (8:30am) o Kingston Street Minchinbury NSW 2770

Rookwood Cemetery (10am) o Hawthorne Avenue Rookwood NSW 2141

 

The Passion of the Christ Screening (6:30pm) – Event Cinemas Liverpool o Tickets: syd.aceya.org/passion

Service Times

St Hurmizd’s Cathedral

7-9 Greenfield Road Greenfield Park NSW 2176

 

Monday of the Week of Weeks: Holy Raza (5:30pm)

Tuesday of the Week of Weeks: Holy Raza (5:30pm)

Wednesday of the Week of Weeks: Holy Raza (5:30pm)

Passover Thursday: Holy Raza and Washing of Feet (6pm)

Friday of Sorrow: Prayers (1pm)

Saturday of Light: Prayers (5pm) and Holy Raza (9pm)

Sunday of the Resurrection: Holy Raza (8am)

Monday of the Robber: Holy Raza (8am)

 

St Mary’s Church

94 Polding Street Smithfield NSW 2164

 

Passover Thursday: Holy Raza (8:30am) and Prayers and Washing of Feet (7pm)

Friday of Sorrow: Prayers (4pm)

Saturday of Light: Prayers (4:30pm) and Holy Raza (9pm)

Sunday of the Resurrection: Holy Raza (8am)

Monday of the Robber: Holy Raza (8am)

 

Sts Peter and Paul’s Church (English)

32-40 Kosovich Place Cecil Park NSW 2178

 

Passover Thursday: Prayers and Washing of Feet (8pm)

Friday of Sorrow: Prayers (4pm)

Saturday of Light: Prayers (7pm) and Holy Raza (9pm)

Sunday of the Resurrection: Holy Raza (8:30am)

Monday of the Robber: Holy Raza (8:30am)

 

St George’s Church

310 Bunnerong Road Matraville NSW 2036

 

Passover Thursday: Prayers and Washing of Feet (7pm)

Friday of Sorrow: Prayers (4pm)

Saturday of Light: Prayers (7pm) and Holy Raza (9pm)

Monday of the Robber: Holy Raza (9am)

 

Sts Peter and Paul’s Parish (Arabic)

94 Polding Street Smithfield NSW 2164

 

Monday of the Week of Weeks: Holy Raza (5pm)

Tuesday of the Week of Weeks: Holy Raza (5pm)

Wednesday of the Week of Weeks: Holy Raza (5pm)

Friday of Sorrow: Prayers (5pm)

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).

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Commemoration of Mar Zaia, Penrose Park

Dear beloved, please note that the Holy Offering (Raza Qadisha) for the commemoration of Mar

Zaia will take place at Mar Zaia and Mar Tawar’s Chapel (120 Hanging Rock Road, Penrose Park) on Sunday 11 January 2015. Buses will depart the Assyrian Social Centre at 7:30am. Raza Qadisha will commence at 9:30am. Dukhrana (harisa) will be provided after Raza.

ACERO Benefit Dinner

ACERO Australia invites you to attend their Benefit Dinner to be held on Sunday the 1st February at Edessa Reception Hall.

The inaugural function has two aims; firstly, to raise funds for the displaced families in the Middle East, and secondly to inform the community of a special announcement affecting ACERO here in Australia.

Tickets will be available for purchase every Sunday outside the Church hall from the ACERO committee members.

We pray this night is fruitful in every direction, with your help it will be.

Thank you and God bless you always.

40th Year Anniversary of the Opening and Consecration of St Mary’s Church (Smithfield)

40th anniversary of the consecration and opening of St Mary’s Church (Smithfield) will be celebrated on Sunday 9 November 2014 at St Mary’s Church.

Prayers will commence at 5:30pm followed by fellowship in the parish hall.

HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan amongst reverend clergy and deacons will be present.

A Faithful Brother In Need

Sons and daughters of our Holy Church and Assyrian Nation: As we speak, we have a man of our parish who is in need of a kidney transplant.

If you can, please see Mrs Jwan Orahim at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral to note your name down, or simply call 9728 7380 if wish to help.

We beseech you to please keep our brother in solemn prayer so that he may have his physical health restored.

The launch of the five historical books

The Academic Committee of the Assyrian Church of the East Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand invite all reverend priests and deacons along with all staff at St Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School and St Narsai Assyrian Christian College and all those interested to St Mary’s Church hall on the 2nd November 2014 at 6 pm for a historical event.

The purpose of the event is the launch of the five historical books of the Late Rabi Emmanuel Shimon – reprinted and distributed by the Church’s academic committee.

The night will be presented by Rabi Benyamin Moshe Benyamin with guest of honour H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan.

For further details, please contact Dcn Sami Shamuel on 0432 715 167 or Rabi Benyamin Moshe Benyamin on 0410 355 286.

REST Retreat 2014!

The Ss. Peter and Paul Church Parish are invi5ng you all to join us for the REST Retreat to take place on Friday 12/12/14 to Sunday 14/12/14. The REST Retreat will be held at the Waterslea venue in Shoal Haven.

The REST Retreat is a spiritual and entertaining retreat which is open to families and individuals from 16 years of age or younger as a family. It will cost $150 per person.

Please contact committee member, Ninos Karim on 0412 361 062. We look forward to growing and sharing this experience with you. God bless you.

Freedom for the Persecuted Church Presented by www.alhorreya.tv

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 www.alhorreya.tv’ 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/382670635221714/