Festal Liturgy for the Commemoration of the Departure of King David

  • Saint Mary and Saint Merkorious (Abu Sefein) 2 Cavell Ave Rhodes, NSW Australia

The First of January does not mark the beginning of a New Year in the Church's Calendar, which begins in September, however, coincidently that day marks the commemoration of one of the greatest models of repentance - the Prophet and Psalmist King David. 

This year we will be celebrating a festal Liturgy @ 10am in the morning to commemorate this great prophet and model for our lives.

“But now your children will utter songs and dances of Satan, like cooks, and caterers, and musicians; no one knows any psalm but it seems a thing to be ashamed of even, a mockery and a joke. There is the treasury house of all these evils. For whatsoever soil the plant stands in, such is the fruit it bears; if in a sandy and salty soil, of like nature is its fruit; if in a sweet and rich one, it is again similar. So the matter of instruction is a sort of fountain. Teach him to sing those psalms which are so full of the love of wisdom. When in these you have led him on from childhood, by little and little you will lead him forward even to the higher things.”

— St. John Chrysostom, Homily IX on Colossians

Hope to see you all there!