Commemoration of Mar Benyamin Shimun

Please be informed that HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan will be celebrating the Holy Raza this Sunday (23/2/14) for the Commemoration of Mar Benyamin Shimun, at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral at 8:30am.

An interview with H. B. Mar Meelis Zaia with SBS radio about the rogation of the Ninevities

This fast is known as Rogation of the Ninevites in English, Ba-oota D’Ninwaye in Syriac. It is a three day fast observed by the Church’s that follow the East and West Syriac liturgical traditions.This fast is known as the Rogation of the Ninevites as it is based on the Book of Jonah in the Old Testament where God sends Jonah to Nineveh to warn its inhabitants of destruction unless they repent for their sins.A theological and historical discussion with his Beatitude Mar Meelis Zaia AM, Metropolitan of the Assyrian Church of the East Australia, New Zealand and Lebanon.

Source: SBS radio

Rogation of the Ninevites (10-13 February, 2014)

St Hurmizd’s Cathedral (7-9 Greenfield Rd, Greenfield Park 2176)
Monday and Tuesday: Prayers at 8:30 – 11:30am.
Wednesday: Prayers at 8:30am, and Holy Raza at 10am.
Thursday: Holy Raza at 8:30am celebrated by HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan.
St Mary’s Church (94 Polding St, Smithfield 2164)
Monday and Tuesday: Prayers at 8:30 – 11:30am.
Wednesday: Prayers at 7am, and Holy Raza at 9:30am.
Thursday: Holy Raza at 8:30am.
St George’s Church (310 Bunnerong Rd, Matraville 2036)
Wednesday: Prayers at 6pm, and Holy Raza at 7pm.
Sts Peter and Paul’s Parish – Arabic (94 Polding St, Smithfield 2164)
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: Prayers at 4:30pm, and Holy Raza at 5:30pm. Preaching in Arabicon Tuesday at 7:30pm.

Monday Night Preaching by HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan (3/2/2014)

Please be informed that HB Mar Meelis Zaia AM Metropolitan will preach on Monday(3/2/2014), 7:30pm at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral.

ACECA Announcement

ACE Children Association would like to announce that the last day for this year’s registration is on the 5th of February. They will be available on the day at St. Hurmizd Primary School to register names.

For more information, please contact the children association on [email protected]

Radio interview with HG Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California

Listen to the recording of the Voice of the Youth radio program hosting HG Mar Awa Royel in their weekly program talking about the latest ecumenical news.

Sts. Peter & Paul Commemoration Services

Sts. Peter & Paul parish (English Language) will be holding a Holy mass (Qorbana Qadisha) at 7:00pm this Friday the 17th of Jan 2014 at St. Mary’s Church for the commemoration of Sts. Peter and Paul the apostles.


Patriarchal Christmas Epistle 2013

Ageing, Dementia & Disability Care Christmas Hamper Appeal

Can YOU help this Christmas?

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 day of the week at St Hurmizd’s Cathedral office from 9am – 3pm to Mr Baroota Zia. Or every Sunday night from 7:30 – 8:30pm at SHAPS Staffroom. You may also donate via PayPal (, and the youth committee will purchase canned foods on your behalf. All items must be donated on or before 8 December, at our annual Youth Dine!

Suggested items to donate can be viewed by going to:


Parent Invitation to a meeting regarding the SNACC Project

Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends of the Assyrian Schools,

The Chairman of the Assyrian Schools Board, His Eminence Archbishop Mar Meelis Zaia, AM, cordially extends an invitation to all parents, friends and members of our schools and Assyrian communities to attend a meeting on Wednesday 20th November 2013 at 7:00PM in the Edessa Reception Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to update our Church and Schools communities on the progress of the Saint Narsai Assyrian College project.

The College building project managers along with His Eminence will address the meeting and provide information on the current status of this project and the proposal of a middle school for children of grades 5 and 6 to be included on the new college site.

Please be seated by 6:45PM for a 7:00PM start. It is anticipated that the meeting will run for 1 hour.

Please make every effort to be present on the night for this important gathering.