Celebratory Reception: 38th Anniversary of the Consecration of HH Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch

Dear beloved,

We invite you to celebrate with us the joyful occasion of the 38th Anniversary of the consecration of HH Mar Dinkha IV, Catholicos-Patriarch of the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East.

Date: Sunday 19 October 2014
Time: 6:00pm (doors open at 5:45pm)
Venue: Edessa Reception
Price: $20* (strictly no children under the age of twelve)
*Price includes dinner and soft drinks

Tickets will be available from St Hurmizd’s Cathedral on the following days:

Monday, 5pm – 7pm
Tuesday, 5pm – 7pm
Wednesday, 5pm – 7pm
Thursday, 5pm – 7pm
Friday, 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, 10am – 12pm
Sunday, 8:00am – 12:00pm

For more information, please call the cathedral on 02 9610 8680 and speak with a committee member.


Please help us bring some joy and make Christmas a wonderful time for those less fortunate than us.

Hampers can be packed in a shoe box, green shopping bag or a foam fruit box; nothing too big or it becomes a WH&S issue.

You may donate items every Sunday night at youth, from 7 – 9pm. Or every Wednesday at 7:30 – 8:30pm. You may also donate via PayPal (sydney.aceya.org/christmashamper), and the youth committee will purchase canned foods on your behalf. All items must be donated on or before Sunday 7 December.

The suggested items to donate:

Christmas Pudding
Christmas Cake

Breakfast cereal
Packet sauces
Christmas lollies/Jellies

Fruit Juice
Mineral Water

Savoury biscuits
Sweet biscuits
Peanut Butter
Other spreads

Soap/Liquid Soap
Shaving Cream
Shower Gel
Face Washers
Tea Towels
Dishwashing Liquids

Bon Bons
Christmas Decorations


Thanks in advance for your kind support,
ACEYA • Sydney

Commemoration of the Patron Saint, St George the Martyr

His Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM will be conducting the Holy Eucharistic service at St. George’s Parish, Mattraville on Sunday the 2nd November 2014 celebrating the Commemoration of the Patron Saint, St George the Martyr.

Afterwards, the parish had organised foods and children’s rides for entertainment.

For further information, please contact Carmen Zomaya on 0431 597 441.

Walkathon 2014 Announcement

‘ACEYA’s Walkathon (2014) will take place on Sunday (28/09/2014), 12pm (midday) at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral. HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan along with our clergy will be present to officially open the program. God bless you all.’

Homeland Relief Car Raffle

Sydney’s Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization (ACERO), Assyrian Aid Society (AAS) and Assyrian Barwar Association are holding a car raffle in providing aid and relief for our Christian brothers and sisters in the homeland.

The 2013 Monaco Platinum automatic Nissan Micro (driven 38,000 km) was donated by an anonymous car dealer – as a gesture of good will.

The $10 raffle ticket sales will be available from any of the three organisation’s committee members.

The raffle will be drawn on Sunday the 21st September at Edessa Reception Hall, program commencing at 7 pm.

It is now more than ever that relief and aid are needed. Purchase 1, 2 or 10 raffle tickets and be in the draw to win the car.
Remember, there are no losers here. Whether you win the car or not, you have nevertheless won the love and respect of our brethren in our homeland. That is a prize worth paying for!

Grand Opening and Consecration of the Sts. Peter & Paul’s Church Details

Beloved, it is with great pleasure to announce on behalf of His Eminence Mar Meelis Zaia along with the Saints Peter and Paul Parish, the grand opening of our newly built Saints Peter and Paul Church in Cecil Park.
We invite you all to attend and hope to see you there to share our joy.

The grand opening will take place on Saturday 13th September at 6.30pm, where we will be joined by various Church leaders and government officials, followed by a presentation and refreshments in the church hall.

The formal consecration will take place on Sunday 14th September at 8am, followed immediately by the first Holy Eucharistic Service offered by His Eminence Mar Meelis Zaia in both the English and Aramaic languages. Due to li
mited parking space for both days, we have arranged for parishioners to meet at Marconi Club (entry via Restwell Rd) where a bus service has been organised to pick up and drop off parishioners.

Saturday- buses will commence from 5pm.
Sunday- buses will commence from 6.30am.

May our almighty Lord bless you all.

Ss. Peter and Paul Parish committee.


Please be informed that due to the upcoming patriarchal visit of HH Mar Dinkha IV Catholicos and Patriarch, Walkathon 2014 has been postponed to Sunday 28 September 2014.

His Holiness will be celebrating the Holy Offering (Raza Qadisha) on Sunday 24 August 2014.

The commemoration of St Cyriacus and his mother Joletta

The commemoration of St Cyriacus and his mother Joletta will be celebrated at the city parish (Matraville) on Tuesday 15 July 2014 at 7pm

Preaching Sessions by HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan

HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan will commence consecutive preaching sessions at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral on Monday nights (commencing Monday 14 July), and Thursday nights at St Mary’s Church (7pm) (commencing Thursday 17 July). Topics to be covered: The hardships of married life, and an explanation of the Seven Holy Feasts.

Walkathon 2014: The Walk For Nineveh!

ACEYAS’ annual Walkathon is back, and this time we are walking for Nineveh!

This year the Walkathon will take place on Sunday 24 August. The walk will start and end at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral, and will be officially be opened by HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan among reverend priests and deacons.

Proceeds will go towards ACERO’s Mosul Appeal, the Archdiocesan Youth Conference 2015 (Auckland), other ACEYA events, Syriac Studies at The University of Sydney, and The Children’s Starlight Foundation Australia.

Registrations require a $10 fee (which will cover costs for shirts, hats, and catering) and will begin this Sunday (29/6/2014) after Raza Qadisha at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral, St Mary’s Church, St George’s Church, and Sts Peter and Paul Parish’s Parish (English and Arabic). Alternatively, you can register and pay with a youth committee member during Sunday night bible studies, or online via the following links:

Register: walkathon.syd.aceya.org/register
Pay registration fee: walkathon.syd.aceya.org/pay
General donations: walkathon.syd.aceya.org/donate

We pray you have a blessed day 🙂

God bless,
ACEYA • Sydney