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6th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

6th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania _Dec_2016

The members of the 6th Episcopal Assembly of Oceania met in the Central Offices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia in Redfern, Sydney, on Thursday 8th December 2016 under the ex officio chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Once again this Assembly provided the opportunity for the Hierarchs to recognise and reinforce their unity in the Orthodox faith. Present were: ... Read More »

BISHOP SILUAN OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND CONSECRATED

Bishop Siluan Mrakic of Australia

During the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated in the Cathedral of Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade by Serbian Patriarch Irinej and concelebrating Hierarchs, the new Serbian Bishop of Australia-New Zealand Siluan (Mrakic) was consecrated Bishop. The Primate of the Church concelebrated with 21 Hierarchs, a large number of priests and deacons. The responses were sung by the First Belgrade Singing Society. ... Read More »

Help Orthodox Christianity Count in Australia’s 2016 Census

Census Form 2016 - Question about Religion

Dear friends, On Tuesday night (9 August) is Australia’s 2016 Census night and all Orthodox Christians need to pay attention to questions on ethnicity but especially question 19 on religion. We are required by law to answer all sorts of questions to help governments make decisions about such things as public transport, housing, education and hospitals. This year, the religion question ... Read More »

Battle of Crete Memorial Launch Event

Battle-of-Crete Memorial Committee

Dr John Yiannakis On Sunday, 19 June 2106, approximately 100 people attended an afternoon tea at the Yokine Bowling Club to help officially launch the campaign to raise funds for a designated memorial to commemorate the Battle of Crete.  This being the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Crete, an idea was born that the time had come for a ... Read More »

News from Orthodox Perth: Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

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Cancer and cancer related illnesses have touched many families and friends in our community. Tuesday the 31st of May was a special occasion where 200 ladies gathered together from the entire Greek Community in Perth for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. What better way to spend a Tuesday morning than amongst family and friends in an environment of sharing and giving. ... Read More »

Address by Fr Elpidios Karalis: 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Crete at Prevelly WA

75th Anniversary of Battle of Crete Commemoration Prevelley Monastery WA 06

Dear Consul, Members of Parliament, Dr Ken Michael, former Governor of WA, Mr. Norm Eaton, Veteran of the battle of Crete, Mr. Graham Johnson, Representative of the 2/11th Battalion, Mr. Bill Evangel, President of the Hellenic-Australian RSL, relatives of Veterans, Members of the RSL, brothers & sisters, Friends of Greece. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of ... Read More »

Angelo Sardellis awarded Volunteer of the Year

L-R: Oakleigh Grammar Principal Mark Robertson, Councillor Bill Pontikis, President of the Board of Management and Volunteer of the Year Anelgo Sardellis and Councillor Theo Zographos. PHOTO: OAKLEIGH GRAMMAR

19 May 2016 Monash has honoured its outstanding community leaders, one of whom was Angelo Sardellis. Awarded Volunteer of the Year, Mr Sardellis was one of 40 nominees present at Wednesday night’s ceremony at the Monash Gallery of Art. Also among those recognised for their dedication and hard work was 16-year-old Mount Waverley student Neha Salahuddin, who was awarded for ... Read More »