ACOY Annual State Conference 2016 (NSW)
Sat Nov 19th
In celebration of the feast day of St John Chrysostom, the patron Saint of ACOY Sydney (Antiochian Christian Orthodox Youth), and under the patronage and presence of His Eminence Paul Saliba, the youth of ACOY attended a full day retreat at the monastery of St. Michael Goulburn (the Antiochian village). The day began with morning prayers and was followed by two lectures. The first lecture by Mr Melehem was about the life and teachings on prayer of the great Hierarch St John. Mr Melehem touched on the theologies of St John on maintaining a spiritual life whilst living in the city.
The second one was titled “Prayer in today's society” and was delivered by Fr Sergi, Abbot of the Russian Monastery of the Transfiguration. Fr Sergi talked about the importance of mindfulness and prayer as the ultimate means to achieve that as well as the importance of nature and recognizing we are victims of the material world.
These were followed by the lovely gesture of planting a cedar in the garden of the monastery as a symbol of the ever growing faith of our youth. The tree was planted by His Eminence, a number of parish priests and some youth.
After lunch, the youth attended a workshop and some group activities that aimed to start discussions about important spiritual topics relevant to them. 45 ACOY youth were registered and were accompanied by Fr Nabil Kachab and Fr Basilios Kodseie.
St Michael's Antiochian Village Celebration 2017
Sat 22nd Oct
ST MICHAEL'S ANTIOCHIAN VILLAGE will be hosting a celebration of the village!
Please join us for a day full of Worship, Fellowship & fun!
When: Saturday 22nd October
Where: 13 Kenmore Street, Goulburn, NSW
Time: Starting 10am
Transport: Please check with your local parish on bus services to the village.
10am Matins & Divine Liturgy
12.15pm Scouts performance
1pm Entertainment and activities
4pm Commence pack up & closure
Metropolitan Archbishop Paul
Primate of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Antiochian Village 2016 video
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St Michael's the Archangel Church
Great Vespers 5:00PM
Divine Liturgy 10:00AM
The Antiochian Village Australia is committed to changing the lives of people by providing true Christian hospitality in an Orthodox spiritual environment.
The village has begun working with the children, the youth, the parents and grandparents. The village will provide educational programs, which have begun utilising the facilities which may cater to hundred persons in addition to the clergy, leaders and teachers.
The village will offer our youth a living experience of the Holy Orthodox Faith in a safe and natural environment.
The property is 16,000 square metres offering an ideal place to meet, retreat and learn.
Living the Orthodox Faith in Christ through Worship, Witness, Service and Fellowship
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For Orthodox Christians, participating in the Holy Tradition through worshiping together is the sacramental expression of our faith. We must also cultivate a daily personal prayer life and reading of Holy Scripture.
Christ call us to be His witness in the world. We must educate our youth and equip them to expressing their faith through their words and deeds to others in order to be true witnesses to Christ and Orthodox Faith.
Christ came not to be served but to serve. We need to encourage our youth to do the same. We honour and glorify God by loving and serving others in the name of Jesus Christ, using our God-given gifts and talents.
The Holy Trinity is the perfect model of fellowship; the Father, Son and Holy Spirit share perfect communion and exist in perfect love as community. By gathering together in fellowship, and by showing love for one another in Christ, we emulate the life of the Holy Trinity in our daily life.