40th Year Anniversary of the Opening and Consecration of St Mary’s Church (Smithfield)

40th anniversary of the consecration and opening of St Mary’s Church (Smithfield) will be celebrated on Sunday 9 November 2014 at St Mary’s Church.

Prayers will commence at 5:30pm followed by fellowship in the parish hall.

HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan amongst reverend clergy and deacons will be present.

A Faithful Brother In Need

Sons and daughters of our Holy Church and Assyrian Nation: As we speak, we have a man of our parish who is in need of a kidney transplant.

If you can, please see Mrs Jwan Orahim at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral to note your name down, or simply call 9728 7380 if wish to help.

We beseech you to please keep our brother in solemn prayer so that he may have his physical health restored.

The launch of the five historical books

The Academic Committee of the Assyrian Church of the East Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand invite all reverend priests and deacons along with all staff at St Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School and St Narsai Assyrian Christian College and all those interested to St Mary’s Church hall on the 2nd November 2014 at 6 pm for a historical event.

The purpose of the event is the launch of the five historical books of the Late Rabi Emmanuel Shimon – reprinted and distributed by the Church’s academic committee.

The night will be presented by Rabi Benyamin Moshe Benyamin with guest of honour H.B. Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan.

For further details, please contact Dcn Sami Shamuel on 0432 715 167 or Rabi Benyamin Moshe Benyamin on 0410 355 286.

REST Retreat 2014!

The Ss. Peter and Paul Church Parish are invi5ng you all to join us for the REST Retreat to take place on Friday 12/12/14 to Sunday 14/12/14. The REST Retreat will be held at the Waterslea venue in Shoal Haven.

The REST Retreat is a spiritual and entertaining retreat which is open to families and individuals from 16 years of age or younger as a family. It will cost $150 per person.

Please contact committee member, Ninos Karim on 0412 361 062. We look forward to growing and sharing this experience with you. God bless you.

Freedom for the Persecuted Church Presented by www.alhorreya.tv

Please note that our church in Sydney will soon receive Dr Rafaat William, Managing Director of Alhorreya TV and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, Addiction Medicine, and Psychosomatic Medicine – School of Medicine, Loma Linda University, California, United States of America.

The program, called ‘Freedom for the Persecuted Church Presented by www.alhorreya.tv’ will take place on Tuesday 28 October 2014 at St Mary’s Church (Smithfield), at 7pm. Refreshments will be made available after the program at the parish hall.

Program will primarily be in Arabic, however, our church choir will deliver hymns in our mother tongue.

Fore more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/382670635221714/

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!