New South Wales
St Elias, Wollongong
St George, Redfern
St Mary, Mays Hill
St Mary, Mt. Pritchard
St Michael, Kirrawee
Sts Michael & Gabriel, W. Ryde
St Nicholas, Punchbowl
Sts Peter & Paul, Rooty Hill
St George, Thornbury
St Mary, Kingsville
St Nicholas, East Melbourne
St Paul, Dandenong
Welcome to the Antiochian Christian Orthodox Archdiocese Combined Church Schools website. We are part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand & Philippines.
The aim of Christian Orthodox Catechism is to lead students to not only know ABOUT God but to lead them to know OF God.
Our Church Schools
We currently have 7 Church schools in NSW and 4 in Victoria. Our Church Schools offer Christian Education that start in the early years (pre-Kindergarten) right up to Senior High school. The curriculum that each Parish uses is the Orthodox Christian Education Commission (OCEC) curriculum established in North America. The students are exposed to all dimensions of Church life: through worship, teaching and practice of faith. Each Church school is conducted every Sunday at the subsequent Parishes with age appropriate classes.
If you would like to start your own or already have, please let us know!
The ultimate goal of all our Church School is to lead our children to Theosis (communion with God).
As St Paul says in his letter the Ephesians (4:11-13)
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists and some pastors and some teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God…”
Movie Night!When: Saturday, June 20th (From 5pm-8pm)
Where: Saint Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Church
11 Henry Street Punchbowl
Cost: A donation of your choice to go to Paradise Kids 4 Africa
Pizza, Popcorn, Drinks and Muffins will be available for purchase.
About this Night
All proceeds go to ParadiseKids4Africa to help feed, clothe and educate the children of Sierra Leone.
This African nation has been severely affected by the Ebola Virus leaving many orphans.
Please check out their website at: http://paradise4kids.org
RSVP/Contact: Victoria- 0414 547 842
A Short Movie Review
Do your teachers and friends challenge the existence of God? ‘God’s Not Dead’ is the movie for you!
Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing,the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade.
As other students in the class begin scribbling the words “God Is Dead” on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that “God Is Dead,” he must prove God’s existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class.
If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God’s existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn’t it just be easier just to write “God Is Dead” and put the whole incident behind him? GOD’S NOT DEAD weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action.
The film will educate, entertain, and inspire movie-goers to explore what they really believe.