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.

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.

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,

Sunday of the Pentecost

Please be notified that HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan will celebrate the Holy Raza this Sunday (The Pentecost) at 8:30am at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral.

Project Assyrian – The Conference

Fellow sons and daughters of the Assyrian Nation: We are happy to announce the Youth Association of the Assyrian Church of the East has organised a project about Assyrian history and literature. This has never been done before.
We are calling each and everyone of you to attend the Project Assyria Conference – to learn more about it and to support it.

Details:
Sunday, June 8 from 4pm
Assyrian Sports and Cultural Club – Fairfield Heights
Free entry.
Call 04 888 YOUTH (96884) for more info.

God bless you all.

3rd Annual Rejoice Resurrection Festival Attracts Thousands in Sydney

This year’s annual Rejoice Resurrection Festival of the Assyrian Church of the East Youth Association Sydney (ACEYAS) was held on Easter Monday, 21 April 2014, with the event attracting thousands of faithful and members of the local surrounding community.

In coming together to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, 2014’s festival found a new home, the grounds of Saint Hurmizd’s Cathedral and Saint Hurmizd Assyrian Primary School, with the new location proving a resounding success.

The day was filled with fun rides and amusements, appearances by movie characters such as Captain America, Superman and the festival’s famous friendly clown.

Later in the evening, well known Assyrian singers and entertainers, including Helen Isaac, Flora Simon and Ben Barkho, took to the stage and performed for hours, leaving everyone to dance the night away.

A rendition of Disney’s ‘Up’ house was built with a large number of balloons hung to it as a centrepiece; this was used as a donation box with all proceeds going to the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organisation (ACERO). ACERO also provided attendees with a chance to make a difference to the lives of children and families in the Middle East by paying for needs, such as blankets and schooling.

The Assyrian Church of the East Children’s Association ensured there was plenty for children to do with numerous activities, including ceramic and face painting and a colouring-in competition.

Parishioners loved the entertainment, while the cultural food left the attendees with a fulfilled appetite; thanks to the collective efforts of the Assyrian Church of the East Ladies Committees.

Three lucky people walked away as winners of raffle prizes, which included a 50 inch LCD television, iPad Mini and a coffee machine.

The night concluded with a beautiful display of fireworks with spectators all gathered around St Hurmizd’s Cathedral grounds. What better way to celebrate the Great Feast of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ then to Rejoice just as it is written; “Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting? Christ is risen and the angels REJOICE! To him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages”.

The Youth Association of Sydney hopes to see everyone next year for their 4th Annual Rejoice Resurrection Festival.