Parish News & Events

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 »

Fire guts out Victoria’s Oldest Orthodox Christian Church

Fr Kosmas Damianides stands before his burnt out parish

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

2016 National Schools Event gathered at Sts Constantine and Helen 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

Rocor Diocesan 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

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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 »

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College: 30th Anniversary Celebrations

St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College - 30th Anniversary

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of its establishment in 1986 with two special events. The first was an official dinner held at the invitation of His Eminence at the Cyren Restaurant, Darling Harbour, on 28 February, that welcomed more than 400 people from parishes, communities, schools and organisations across NSW. In addition to His Eminence, ... Read More »

Doxology to mark the commencement of the new Academic Year

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On 18 February, St Andrew’s Theological College commenced its thirty-first academic year with its annual Doxology Service in the College Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian. The service was officiated by the Dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. At the conclusion of the service, His Eminence welcomed the Sub-Dean, His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias, the faculty ... Read More »

Opening of the Law Term Service in NSW

Opening of Law Term Service in NSW 2016 - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

On Tuesday 16 February 2016, at the Cathedral of the “Annunciation of our Lady”, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos conducted the Service for the Opening of the Law Term 2016 in NSW. Dignitaries present were: His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia His Grace Bishop Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand ... Read More »