Liturgical Program for Holy Week and Pascha (Greek and English) / Registration Information

Dear Friends,

Please see the revised program for Holy Week below (in Greek and English).

Please note that all parishioners are required to pre-register their attendance for Good Friday and Holy Saturday before arriving at the church. To pre-register, please access the links and the flyer below.

Good Friday – Epitaph

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/good-friday-epitaph-pre-registration-tickets-151007271815

Holy Saturday – Resurrection Service

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/resurrection-service-holy-saturday-tickets-151007450349

Please note that:

– Masks are recommended to be worn on the two nights
– Tickets are to be purchased by everyone attending inside and outside the church
– Tickets are to be shown on the two nights to security at all check points
– We have a maximum capacity of 400 people inside the church (200 upstairs, and 200 downstairs). We ask that those who make their way inside during the services leave the downstairs area available for the disabled and the elderly
– We kindly request that everyone remains patient during these services and respectful to all security staff and volunteers

In Christ,
The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Kogarah


Fasting Information

Fasting is an essential aspect of our tradition, enabling us to restrain our passions and conform ourselves to our Divine Prototype, that is, Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

A detailed article on the importance of fasting by Assoc. Prof. Philip Kariatlis (Sub-Dean of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College) is available on the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

The Archdiocese website also features a calendar specifying when: (i) it is a strict fast; (ii) dairy, eggs, fish, and oil are allowed; and (iii) fasting need not take place. To access the calendar, click here.

Moreover, a Greek summary of the different fasting seasons may be accessed via this link.

 

COVID-19 Safety Measure Updates

Dear Friends,

In accordance with the latest COVID-19 safety measures, masks will no longer be mandatory in the church (although they are recommended). Moreover, we now have a maximum capacity of 360 people for the liturgical services.

Memorials will continue to be held separately at 11am. QR code check ins are also still required upon entry into the church.

As always, thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

In Christ,
The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Kogarah

Important Parish Updates

Dear Friends,

According to the latest COVID-19 safety measures for the state of NSW, our church will be able to receive maximum 180 people for the Divine Liturgy, Vespers, and other services starting Friday 29 January.

This means that bookings are no longer required. Entry will be granted upon arrival, and the doors of the church will close once we reach the maximum capacity.

Masks and QR code check ins are still compulsory. Memorial services will also continue to take place separately.

The doors of the church will reopen again upon the conclusion of the services for the flock to light candles.

We look forward to the day when the pandemic will cease, and such restrictions will no longer be necessary. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

We also take this opportunity to inform you that our Greek schools will continue as normal from Monday 8 February. For more information on our schools, visit: http://www.kogarahgreekorthodox.org.au/greek-schools/

In Christ,

The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of the Resurrection

Inaugural Parish Newsletter

The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Kogarah is excited to announce the release of its inaugural newsletter (in Greek and English). We will report on our events and keep the flock informed of our upcoming initiatives through this quarterly publication.

The first issue features many important updates regarding our liturgical services, pastoral work, renovations, and outreach.

We sincerely thank our beloved Primate, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, for his moving message in support of the publication.

September Parish Newsletter (ENGLISH)

September Parish Newsletter (GREEK)