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Pan-Orthodox Conference Wellington NZ

Orthodox Christians representing the five canonical Orthodox Jurisdictions of New Zealand gathered at the Dormition of the Theotokos Romanian Orthodox Church known as St. Mary’s in Wellington to participate in the second official Pan-Orthodox Conference on Saturday, September 28th. The theme of the conference was Orthopraxia-Practicing True Faith. The conference was convened under the Omophorion of His Eminence Archbishop Amfilochios of the Sacred ... Read More »

SOYA meets in Canberra for the 2013 Annual General Meeting

“You are the best thing that has happened to the Church” said Bishop IRINEJ of the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand to the youth in attendance at the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Serbian Orthodox Youth Association (SOYA). SOYA, which has been in existence since May of 2008, meets annually in a different state of Australia ... Read More »


Many Australians observe Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures, including stepfathers, fathers-in-law, guardians (eg. foster parents), and family friends. Traditionally, acts of appreciation are done in different ways and may include, in addition to gifts, brunches, lunches, or dinners either at home, at ... Read More »

Festal Celebrations at Holy Protection in Bunswick and Rocklea Parish

Holy Protection Cathedral, Melbourne, celebrated its Feast Day On Monday 14th October 2013, the Holy Protection Cathedral in Melbourne celebrated its Parish Feast Day. The All-Night Vigil was served by the clergy of the cathedral, Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff (rector), Archpriest Nicholas Dalinkiewicz, Archpriest Peter Sheko, Hieromonk Kyril and Protodeacon Alexander Abramoff. The following day, clergy from the neighbouring parishes joined to serve the Divine Liturgy. Following the service a lunch ... Read More »


INVITATION Beloved Orthodox Christians, We cordially invite you, your family and friends to attend the Foundation Stone Ceremony for the Main Church of Holy Cross monastery and its two side chapels dedicated to St Anthony the Great and St Irene Chrysovalantou. The foundation stone ceremony will be conducted by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos on SATURDAY 7th December 2013. PROGRAMME Saturday, ... Read More »

10th National Youth Conference of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Source: http://cycnsw.org.au/2013/10/10th-National-Youth-Conference The 10th National Youth Conference was held in Brisbane, QLD from the 29th of September until the 1st of October 2013. This conference is held every four years and this year’s theme was “The Terminology and Psychology of Socio-Political Developments in the Contemporary World”. Upon arrival at Brisbane, the delegates made their way to the parish hall of the ... Read More »

Unbreakable ties: Serbian-Greek Orthodox Friendship Day slowly becoming a Pan Orthodox Event

Twenty years of Greek Serbian Friendship celebrated in Sydney Neos Kosmos – 2 Oct 2013 With more than 35 dancing groups participating, and a program of more than eight hours, the annual Greek-Serbian Orthodox and Cultural Friendship Day was celebrated last Sunday in Rooty Hill, Sydney. Serbian and Greek dancing schools were joined by other Orthodox communities to give unique ... Read More »


KEYNOTE ADDRESS OF HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP STYLIANOS Dear Brothers and Sisters, In commencing the Proceedings of our 11th Clergy-Laity Congress, we first of all offer a heartfelt doxology to God who is praised in Trinity, for enabling us all to meet together once again, in order to make a common evaluation and analysis of our Church matters in general. Following ... Read More »

Episcopal Assembly of Oceania marks the 1,700th Anniversary of the Edict of Milan

The Episcopal Assembly of Oceania solemnly marked the 1,700th Anniversary of the issuance of the Edict of Milan by the Roman Emperor St Constantine the Great in 313 AD with the Pan-Orthodox celebration of Great Vespers for Feast of Sts Constantine and Helen on Monday evening, 20 May 2013. This special Inter-Orthodox commemoration was hosted by the Greek Orthodox Church of ... Read More »