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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 »

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 »

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 »

Phronema: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary

Phronema Theological Journal

When St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College was established in 1986, its founding dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, envisaged it as a haven of scholarly learning that would be framed by the ethos of the Orthodox Church. It only seemed natural that such a place would produce its own research, and that the outlet for this research would be a ... 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 »

Cossacks confront man accused of destroying Orthodox graves at Sydney’s Rookwood cemetery

Retired Russian Cossack soldiers gather outside of Sydney courthouse to confront Muslim Vandals03

Nick Ralston – Crime Editor The Sydney Morning Herald – March 24, 2016 It is one way to get noticed – fronting up to a Sydney courthouse dressed in military uniforms saying you’ve brought a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin. So on Thursday four members of Sydney’s Cossack community, dressed in military garb went to Burwood Local Court to confront ... Read More »