Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in Canberra held our inaugural Holy Qurbana (Masss) on 6th Dec
2008. Services on that day was held at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Kaleen led by our Bishop
His Grace Mor Irenious Paulose, assisted by Rev Fr George Vayaliparambil and Rev. Fr.
Our new parish was named as St Athanasius Jacobite Syrian Orthodox
Church, after Saint Arch Bishop, late lamented St Athanasius of Angamaly diocese in India and St
Athanasius of Alexandria, both great defenders of faith.
Regular monthly Qurbana was started from
July 2009. Since then we have held Holy Qurbana in most months.
Currently, we celebrate Holy
Mass (Malayalam/ Syriac Qurbana) on first and third Saturdays of every month at various churches
across Canberra depending on the availability of Churches.
Our parish was incorporated as an association with the ACT Registrar General Office on 25th
An active Sunday school, Martha Mariam Samajam (women’s forum) and Choir operate in our