St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian
Orthodox Church

Melbourne

Every Sunday- Prayer: 4.00PM
Holy Qurbana: 4.30PM

Bible Verse of the Day

The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.

History of our Church

The life of St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church at Frankston, Melbourne started with a group of Jacobite Syrian Christian faithful who have migrated from Kerala, India.

As an Australian Diaspora community of the Jacobite Syriac Christians, this church is an integral part of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church, which is headed by H.H. Ignatius Aprem II, the Patriarch of the Antioch and all the East.

The St. Mary’s family began its spiritual voyage on 29th December 2009 as a ‘prayer assembly’ of believers who resided at the South-East part of Melbourne city.

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Message from Vicar

Beloved in Christ Jesus,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

With immense pleasure to welcome our official website, St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Frankston, Melbourne. The website is generally designed to fulfil the basic information regarding the church, those who all browse our church website will be benefited.

The Syriac Orthodox Church believes in the mystery of the incarnation.  The only Son of God, the second Person of the Holy Trinity, took to Himself a body and became the man. It further believes that at the time of Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel was sent to the Virgin Mary, the Holy Spirit came upon her and cleansed her of all natural impurity, filling her with His grace. The Son of God came down and entered her immaculate womb, and took to Himself a body through her, thus becoming a perfect Man with a perfect Soul. After nine months, He was born of her and her virginity was maintained contrary to the laws of nature. The Syriac Orthodox Church calls Mary Yoldath Aloho, ‘Bearer of God’ because she gave birth to Christ, God truly incarnate. The Syriac Orthodox Church believes that the death of Christ was the separation of His soul from His body, but His deity did not at any time leave either His body or His soul. It further believes that by His death for us, He conferred upon us salvation from eternal death and reconciliation with His Heavenly Father.

On behalf of the parish, I would like to invite one and all to be a part of the evening and intercessory prayer schedules of the church and be blessed. The details can be followed through the notice of the church, posted in the ‘web site’ or the ‘Facebook page’ of St. Mary’s JSO church Frankston.

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Donate Us

Dear Faithful,

You are most welcome to send your contributions to the following bank details. Kindly specify your intension of donation (Eg. Charity, Church building fund, Alter/ Sacramental or Parish Materials, Scholarships, Marriage fund for the poor etc.)

We assure you that the money specified would go to the same category of expense and which will be duly informed to you within 15 days.

Account name: St. Mary’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church Inc.
BSB No: 083214
A/c No: 166652607