St Paul’s Antiochian Orthodox Church
Feast of Saints Peter & Paul Patron Saints of the Patriarchate of Antioch On this day we celebrate the Feast of Saint Paul
“Remember that the person who sows few seeds will have a small crop; the one who sows many seeds will have a large crop. Each one should give, then, as he has decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly. And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause”
(2 Corinthians 9:6-8)
His Eminence, Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Saliba together with the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Board of Australia, Fr Georges El’Khoury and the St.Paul Church Council has pleasure to inform the members of St. Paul’s and the Antiochian Orthodox Community of Melbourne the purchase of a property at 32-34 Plunkett Road, Dandenong, Victoria.
The growth of St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church
His Eminence, Metropolitian Archbishop Paul Salida established St Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church in 2001 as a ‘Mission’ Church with a vision for an innovative Church and a Community Center for the Antiochian Orthodox families and young people strategically located in the southeastern suburbs, the fastest growing region on Melbourne.
St. Paul’s is a growing community; it is building a strong sense of identity and purpose. Its aim is to provide innovative spiritual education and respond creatively to the needs of the families and young people. St. Paul will endeavor to build a strong Antiochian Orthodox community in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
St. Paul’s will have a multi-purpose building providing a Church, where we can worship as Antiochian Orthodox Christians and a social meeting place for our families and young people:
The Church will provide an Orthodox setting for the performance of the Sacraments of the Church and its Services including:
• Divine LITURGY , Baptism; Holy Matrimony, Funeral & Memorial Services.
• Religious Education, Sunday School.
• An integrated community center for our families, children & young people.
• Reception center.
• Center for social functions and family parties.
• Birthday, Engagemets parties
• Wedding receptions
• Funeral bereavement gathering.
• Community Services including
• Family awareness programs
• Language classes
• Counseling Services
• Meeting place for families, elderly citizens, youth group.