Welcome to Our Holy Church

Our Parish is in St Albans, Melbourne, Australia, and is dedicated to our dear Saint Paraskevi, Saint Barbara, Saint John the Merciful and Our Mother of Consolation.

We thank God that we always have something exciting and Spiritually enriching going on at our Church. Together with our Parish Priest Fr Demos Nicolaou, we partake in regular Liturgical Services, Sacraments, Prayers, Sunday School, Fellowship Talks, Elderly Citizens Gatherings, Luncheons, Dinner Dances, Youth Nights, Pilgrimages and much more!

Come join us as we grow together in the love of Christ.

Saint Paraskevi Church is under the Spiritual and Ecclesiastical leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, within the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

God bless you and be with you always!

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*** On the Way to Bethlehem ***


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Dear friends, the Great Fast for Christmas has commenced.

What a joy for all Christians as we prepare again to make our Souls the dwelling place of Our Lord Jesus Christ...

Some will receive the fast with joy, others with difficulty and yet others with indifference. Christmas has become a time of business, consumerism, parties, noise and entertainment. Hardly anything anymore reminds us of the silence, the stillness and peace of the Holy Night Our Lord Jesus Christ was born. Nothing reminds us of the awe and wonder Our Lady the Panayia felt as she lived this Mystery with her body, her mind and Soul. Nothing brings from within us praise and Worship like the Angels, the Shepherds and the Magi did as they saw God become flesh, becoming one of us in the most humble way. Our hearts are not moved by this Mystery so much that our entire being wants to bow down and Worship the Awesome Wonder of God.

But we can't blame anyone or anything else except ourselves, it's up to us to bring Christ into Christmas, to relive this Mystery and celebrate as the Angels, the Saints and every Christ-loving person celebrates. With Divine joy and gladness.

As we approach the Birth of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, remember the whole point of the Feast is that He gave, so we can have; have Eternal Life with Him in His Kingdom.

May we use our time and everything given to us by Christ and His Church with Godly wisdom, so that the Saviour can be our Salvation.

I wish you all strength for the fast and spiritual struggle. A Blessed fast to you!

In Christ, Fr D

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