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.

Marriage in a Christian’s Life

A lecture presented by H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East, Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon. The topic of the lecture is Marriage life in a Christian’s life.

Prayer vigil for the commemoration of the Holy Virgin Mary

A prayer vigil will be held for the commemoration of the Holy Virgin Mary on Thursday the 14th August starting at 4:30 till 7 pm at St Mary’s Church, Smithfield.
Afterwards, H.B Mar Meelis Zaia Metropolitan will present a talk (7-8 PM) on the holy occasion.

IMPORTANT WALKATHON ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

First Inaugural Jerusalem Trip of the Metropolitan See of Sydney

A group shot of all six tour groups and their tour guides at the Holy Sepulcher Church (Church of the Holy Tomb of Christ).

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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

Vigil of Prayer for Peace

Due to recent events that are occurring in the Middle East (namely Nineveh, Iraq), a vigil of prayer will be held at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral on Tuesday 17 June 2014 at 7pm. Prayers will be held in Syriac, English, and Arabic by all Sydney based clerics, deacons and faithful.

The service will be officiated by HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan.

Please come along and join us in a prayer of unity, love, and hope. Further, please invite your family and friends to this spiritual night.

‘I urge you, brothers and sisters, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the spirit, to join me in my struggle by praying to God for me.’ – Romans 15:30

May God have mercy on us all!

God bless,