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His Grace Bishop George of Canberra Celebrates Palm Sunday at Strathfield

On 8th and 9th April, the feast day of The Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), His Grace Bishop George led the divine services at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral. Co-celebrating with His Grace were the Cathedral dean Archpriest George Lapardin, Archpriest Nikolai, cleric of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Priest Adrian Augustus, rector St Michael’s Church, Blacktown, protodeacons, Alexander Kotlaroff, Martin Naef ... Read More »

St Nikolai of Ochrid and Zhica Celebrated in Wacol

On Sunday, 19th March 2017, the parish Serbian school, Folklore Ensemble “Kosovski Božuri”, and Serbian Orthodox Youth Association (SOYA) celebrated their Slava St. Nikolai Velimirović, bishop of Ochrid and Zhicha. The Feast Day was enriched by the amount of youth of all ages who together with father Velibor and father Staniša cut the Slava bread. During the distribution of nafora, ... Read More »

News from Orthodox Perth: Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

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

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 »

Fire guts out Victoria’s Oldest Orthodox Christian Church

FIRE AT GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH IN EAST MELBOURNE CAUSES ESTIMATED $500,000 DAMAGE A fire at Victoria’s oldest Greek Orthodox church in East Melbourne, which forced the evacuation of about 200 people from nearby buildings, has caused an estimated $500,000 damage. Crews were called to the building on the corner of Victoria Parade and Lansdowne Street just after 1:30pm. The Metropolitan ... Read More »

2016 National Schools Event at St Andrew’s Grammar in Perth

St. Andrew’s Grammar School hosted the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia National Schools Event from May 3rd to May 5th. Six schools from throughout Australia: All Saints Grammar, St. Spyridon College, St. Euphemia College, St. George College, Oakleigh Grammar and St. John’s College visited Perth in Western Australia for the annual sporting competition and spoken arts festival. The sports played included: soccer, indoor ... Read More »

ROCOR: Australian and New Zealand Diocesan Council Meeting March 2016

On Thursday 3 March 2016, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion hosted meetings at his residence in Croydon, NSW, of the Spiritual Council, the Board of the Russian Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust, and the Diocesan Council. In addition to Metropolitan Hilarion, participating in this full day of meetings were His Grace Bishop George and Diocesan Council members Mitred Archpriests Michael Protopopov ... Read More »

ROCOR Australia: Patronal Feastday of Holy Annunciation, 2016

Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Brisbane, was pleased to welcome His Grace, Bishop George of Canberra, to preside at our patronal feastday.  On the eve of the feast, after a discussion with some of the youth of our parishes, His Grace arrived at Holy Annunciation.  He was greeted by the clergy of our parish, together with clergy from our Deanery, and ... Read More »