1Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through town. 2There was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, and could not because of the crowd, because he was short. 4He ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Jesus who was [about] to pass that way. 5When Jesus came to the place, he looked up, saw Zacchaeus, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for today I must stay at your house!” 6He hurried, came down, and received Jesus with joy. 7But when the people saw it, they all grumbled, saying, “He has gone in to stay with a man who is a sinner!”
8Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have wrongfully obtained money from anyone, I restore four times as much!”
9Then Jesus said to him, “Today, salvation has come to this house, because he, too, is a son of Abraham. 10For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”
You will hear this Epistle read at The Good Shepherd Orthodox Church during Holy Week, on Great and Holy Wednesday. It is followed by an Epistle reading from I Corinthians 12:27-31, 13:1-8.
The Good Shepherd Orthodox Church, located in Clayton, Melbourne, is a living witness to the power of the Gospel and the fullness of the Christian Faith in modern, secular Australia.
About us. We are a vibrant Australian Christian community under the direction of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand & the Philippines, which is under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. The Church of Antioch is the continuation of the Christian community founded in Antioch by the Apostles Peter (who served as its first bishop) and Paul. The Patriarchate of Antioch is the oldest of the ancient Patriarchates constituting the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.
All services are in the English language and the Service of Holy Unction is held in the Main Chapel of the Religious Centre at Monash University, Clayton Campus, conveniently located in the centre of Melbourne’s residential population.
Parking in the University car parks is free after 7:00 pm, but please take note of all signs regarding Loading Zones, No Standing and Disabled Parking, these restrictions apply and are enforced.