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RETREAT NSW 2016
SAVE THE DATE! 26 February 2016 - 28 February 2016
Final details coming soon. More information contact:
- Linda Inati:0410 181 909
- Johnathan Barhoumeh: 0410 800 340
To Register visit www.acoy.org.au/nsw-retreat.php
ACOY Annual State Conference 2015 (NSW)
You are cordially invited to our Annual State Conference to be held on November 20-21st held at the Antiochian Village in Goulburn. As per previous years, we will focus on the teachings of our patron, Saint John Chrysostom, and in particular his teachings on Virginity and Marriage.
This years topics will focus on Orthodox Christian Marriage, the debate on same-sex marriage, and how we as Orthodox Christians can deal with the critics.
The confirmed speakers for this year are:
- Very Reverend Father Jean Mawal (Melbourne)
- Reverened Father Isaac Zghaib (Sydney)
We kindly ask that you promote the benefits of attending this retreat to your congregation as they take part in a historical event for our Archdiocese being the first St John Chrysostom Retreat held at the Village.
Momentum is building and we there are more exciting developments to come, so please visit the Sydney ACOY Facebook page or www.acoy.org.au/ConferenceNSW2015 for more information and registration.
All are welcome, though REGISTRATION AND PRE-PAYMENT are compulsory for attendance as catering and accomodation is limited.
Yours in Christ,
Event Organisers- Annual State Conference 2015 (NSW)
Antiochian Village presents St Anna’s Feast Day
Join us this Saturday the 25th of July to celebrate the feast day of St Anna, the mother of the Virgin Mary and the Grandmother of Jesus Christ.
This will be at the Antiochian Village in Goulburn
- Starting at 10:30am with a divine liturgy,
- Followed by lunch and fellowship.
- No need to register, just come down on the day.
- Contact your parish priest or Jason Israel on 0433-236-143 for more details.
We hope to see you there.
Movie Night!When: Saturday, June 20th (From 5pm-8pm)
Where: Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church
11 Henry Street Punchbowl
Cost: A donation of your choice to go to Paradise Kids 4 Africa
Pizza, Popcorn, Drinks and Muffins will be available for purchase.
About this Night
All proceeds go to ParadiseKids4Africa to help feed, clothe and educate the children of Sierra Leone.
This African nation has been severely affected by the Ebola Virus leaving many orphans.
Please check out their website at: http://paradise4kids.org
RSVP/Contact: Victoria- 0414 547 842
A Short Movie Review
Do your teachers and friends challenge the existence of God? ‘God’s Not Dead’ is the movie for you!
Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing,the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade.
As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class.
If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn’t it just be easier just to write “God Is Dead” and put the whole incident behind him? GOD’S NOT DEAD weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action.
The film will educate, entertain, and inspire movie-goers to explore what they really believe.
Talent! Treasure! Time!
Retreat from 22/05/2015 - 24/05/2015
“Have you ever hear of the three T’s? Talent! Treasure! Time!
Join us this year at the annual ACOY Sydney Retreat and find out how you can use your time, treasure and talents to serve God.”
Remember registrations will close midnight Sunday, May 3rd 2015 at Midnight!
For more information please contact your ACOY parish representative or if you’re not sure who that is you can contact Micha on 0403 277 488 or Johnathan 0410800340
Sts Michael and Gabriel- 72 Belmore Road, Ryde Speaker: Pandelis Toumbalekis Topic: “The Last Judgement” and Orthodox Mission in Indonesia
2015 is a year for change and unity (UPDATED DATES)
Hosted by the Sydney branch of ACOY, you are cordially invited to join in on the Journey to the Resurrection. Each week from now until Pascha there will be a variety of activities to inspire, help, and energise you towards the celebration of the Feast of Feasts. Every week is different and you will get to experience a small part of the richness that Orthodoxy has to offer.
Mark your calendars to attend as many as possible! Remember to share the schedule and to tag #ACOYSYDNEY. All are welcome to attend, observe, and participate.
Would you like to know more about ACOY? Visit www.acoy.org.au