News Archive

8th and 09th February 2014, Saturday, Sunday
> Church Annual Feast was celebrated with Holy Qurbana and blessing by H.E. Mor Malatius Malki Malki Metropolitan.

19th January 2014, Sunday
> Half Yearly General Body was held at the church, after the Holy Qurbana.

17th November 2013, Sunday
> H.G. Abraham Mor Severious visited Sydney and celebrated the Holy Qurbana at our church.

8th June 2013, Saturday
> Family Dinner Night was held at Redgum Function Centre, Wentworthville.

18th May 2013, Saturday
>Sunday School Anniversary was held at Uniting Church Hall, Wentworthville.

15th – 17th March 2013, Friday – Sunday
> Annual Convention and Dhyanam was held over three days at church. Very. Rev. Fr. Paulose Parekara Corepiscopa was the guest speaker.

17th February 2013, Sunday
> The first Holy Mass in the new Church and the annual feast was celebrated by H.G. Mathews Mor Themotheous, H.G. Poulose Mor Irenious and H.E. Arch Bishop Mor Malatius Malki.

16th February 2013, Saturday
> The new Church building at Seven Hills was consecrated by H.G. Poulose Mor Irenious, H.G. Mathews Mor Themotheous and H.E. Arch Bishop Mor Malatius Malki.

16th February 2013, Saturday
> A public function was held to celebrate the consecration of the new Church building at Seven Hills. Hon. Victor Dominello M.P.(Minister for Citizenship and Communities Government of NSW, representing the Premier of NSW), Ms Michelle Rowland M.P.(Federal Member for Greenway, representing the Prime Minister of Australia), Cr. Len Robinson (Hon. Mayor of Blacktown City), H.E. Arch Bishop Mor Malatius Malki (Syrian Orthodox Church Arch Diocese, Australia & N.Z.), H.G. Bishop Anba Daniel (Coptic Orthodox Church), Rev. Tara Curlewis (General Secretary, National Council of Churches), H.G. Mathews Mor Themotheous (Secretary, Malankara Affairs, Patriarchate of Antioch) and H.G. Poulose Mor Irenious(Patriarchal Vicar of Australia & N.Z.) were the chief guests.
Consecration Notice

17th November 2012, Saturday
> Annual Church Picnic was organised at Pimelea Shelter, Horsley Park.

6th October 2012, Saturday
> Vacation Bible School for children was held at St. Ehprem Church hall, Lidcombe. Closing ceremony and Love Feast (Sneha Virunnu) was held after Holy Qurbana on Sunday 7th October 2012.

16th August 2012, Thursday
> Final settlement of the new church building at Seven Hills was done today.

9th August 2012, Thursday
> DA application for the Church Building at Seven Hills was approved by the Black Town Council today.

15th July 2012, Sunday
> Annual General Body was held today and new office beares were elected for 2012-13.

29th June 2012, Friday
> Sunday School Annual Day & Family Dinner Night was held at Redgum Function Centre, Wentworthville.

30th March – 1st April 2012, Friday – Sunday
> Annual Convention and Dhyanam was held over three days at Lidcombe Church. Rev. Fr. Boby Thomas and Rev. Fr. Eldo Varkey Valiyaparambil were guest speakers.

11th & 12th February 2012, Saturday, Sunday
> 6th Perunnal – Church Anniversary Perunnal was celebrated with Holy Mass and Nercha.

14th January 2012, Saturday
> Christmas & New Year was celebrated at Uniting Church Hall, Wentworthville.

24th December 2011, Saturday
> Martha Mariam Samajam members visited Beecroft Nursing home as part of their Annual Charity Programme.

1st October 2011, Saturday
> Onam celebrations was held at Uniting Church Hall, Wentworthville.

24th September 2011, Saturday
> Vacation Bible School for children was held at St. Ehprem Church hall, Lidcombe. H.E. Mor Malatius Malki Malki Metropolitan inaugurated this year’s VBS.

15th February, 2009 Sunday
> 3rdPerunnal – Church Anniversary Perunnal was celebrated with Holy Mass and Nercha.

24th January, 2009 Saturday
> Annual Church Picnic was organised by the Youth Association at Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside.

10th January, 2009 Saturday
> A Christmas – New Year family get-together was held in the Parish Hall. H. E. Mor Malatius Malki Malki was the chief guest on the occasion.

7th December, 2008 Sunday
> H. G. Mor Ireneose Paulose celebrated Holy Mass at St. Ephraim’s Chruch, Lidcombe and was given a reception by the members of St. Mary’s Church, Sydney.

4th to 8th December, 2008
> H. G. Mor Ireneose Paulose blessed the congregation with his presence in Sydney.

4th October, 2008 Saturday
> A one day Vacation Bible School was organized for the Sunday School children in the Parish Hall.

28th September, 2008 Sunday
> Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Kuzhiyelil celebrated Holy Mass at St. Ephraim’s Chruch, Lidcombe and was given a reception by the members of St. Mary’s Church, Sydney.

14th September, 2008 Sunday
> Congregation member Dn. Giji Varghese was ordained as a priest [Rev. Fr. Geevarghese Kuzhiyelil] at Marthoman Church, Mulamthuruthy by H.G. Dr. Joseph Mar Gregorious, Metropolitan of Kochi Diocess.

5th September, 2008 Friday
> Rev. Fr. George Vayaliparambil arrived in Sydney to serve the congregation.

3rd September, 2008 Wednesday
> Congregation member Mr. Gigi Varghese was ordained as a deacon at Kyamtha Semenari Cathedral at Thiruvamkulam by H.G. Dr. Joseph Mor Gregorious, Metropolitan of Kochi Diocess.

26th April, 2008 Saturday
> His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I visited Sydney and celebrated Holy Mass at St. Ephraim’s Chruch, Lidcombe.

19th April, 2008 Saturday
> Church Picnic at Paramatta Park from 10.00 AM.

14th to 31st March, 2008
> Very Rev. Dr. Abraham Thomas, Vazhayil Cor Episcopa (of St. Stephen’s Knanaya Church, Boston) led the congregation during the passion week and celebrated Holy Mass during this period.

9th February, 2008 Saturday
> 2nd Perunnal – Holy Qurbana was celebrated in Malayalam by Rev. Fr. Ullas Vettikunnel [Vicar, St George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Melbourne].

8th Decmber, 2007 Saturday
> Christmas Carol Service Programme [Carols by twilight] was held at St Malke Syrian Orthodox Church Hall, Greenacre. H E Mor Malatius Malki Malki gave the Christmas message.

10th November, 2007 Saturday
> Our sunday school students performed at the World Sunday School Day celebrations organised by the Bethel Marthoma Church, Sydney.

28th October, 2007 Sunday
> All members of the congregation joined the members of St Thomas Syrain Orthodox Church, Wollongong, for a joint mass. After the mass our church choir sang Malayalam hymns and presented Converge – a presentation on the origins and history of Syrian Christianity in Kerala.

8th September, 2007 Saturday
> Ettunombu Perunnal mass was celebrated by Fr. Ullas Vettikunnel.

15th and 18thAugust, 2007
> H. G. Mar Themotheous celebrated the holy Qurbana at St. Ephram Syrian Orthodox Church, 82 Joseph st, Sydney.

13th to 18th August, 2007
> H.G. Dr Thomas Mar Themotheous blessed the congregation with his presence in Sydney for a week.

12th August, 2007 Sunday
> Converge – was held at St. Ephram Church where the members of the congregation acquainted our Syrian siblings with our land and culture through Malayalam hymns and a vibrant presentation.

30th June, 2007 Saturday
> The Church Choir performed in the Musical Evening organised by the Bethel Marthoma Church, Sydney.

18th May, 2007 Friday
> Rev. Fr. Sabu Paulose arrived in Sydney to serve the congregation.

12th May, 2007 Saturday
> Annual Church Picnic was organised by the Youth Association at Ford Park in South Strathfield.

1st April to 8th April, 2007
> Rev. Fr. Chacko Punnose led the congregation during the passion week service.

1st April, 2007 Sunday
> Rev. Fr. Chacko Punnose (of St Marys Knanaya Church, Philadelphia) arrived from Philadelphia to lead the congregation during the passion week and celebrated the Holy Mass on Palm Sunday.

11th February, 2007 Sunday
> 1st Perunnal – Holy Qurbana was celebrated in Malayalam by Rev. Fr. Ullas Vettikunnel from Melbourne.

17th December, 2006
> Christmas Carol Service Programme was held at St Ephraim Church Hall, after the mass. H. E. Mor Malatius Malki Malki gave the Christmas message. Variety entertainments by Sunday School children and Christmas carols by Church choir were followed by feast.

10th December, 2006
> A Youth Meeting was held after the Holy Mass to kick start the youth movement.

1st October, 2006
> The Indian Food Fair was held at the St Ephraim church premises with active participation from all the members of the congregation. Being the first food fair, it was a cherishable experience and a lasting delight to the taste buds.

1st July, 2006
> First Church Picnic at Fagan park in Galston near Dural.

24th May, 2006
> Rev Fr Velamparambil was given a farewell by the members of St. Mary’s Church, Sydney.

April and May, 2006
> Rev Fr Velamparambil visited and blessed the homes of members of congregation.

2nd April, 2006
> Rev Fr Velamparambil celebrated our first holy Qurbana in Malayalam.

1st April, 2006
> Very Rev Fr Peter Velamparambil Cor Episcopa arrived in Sydney to guide the congregation during the passion week and beyond. The congregation’s first family prayer meeting was held at the residence of Molly and Raju.

12th February, 2006
> First holy Qurbana was celebrated at St Ephraim Cathedral at 82 Joseph Street Lidcombe by Fr. George Alkam.

11th February, 2006
> Keralite Jacobite migrants met at Mar Ephrem Cathdrel in Lidcombe and formed the congregation. [Reported in ‘pravasi varthakal’ in www.deepika.com.]