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Greeks rally for Middle Eastern Christians

The Greek Orthodox Church, along with the Pontian and Epirotic community, rallies in support of Christian rights JOHN PYRROS – Neos Kosmos – 13 Aug 2014 A rally was held last week at Melbourne’s Federation Square demonstrating for action against the persecution of Iraq and Syria’s Christian minority. Around 3,000 people took to the rally, which was a means of ... Read More »


BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT FOR CYPRUS REUNIFICATION Federal Parliament passes motion by Maria Vamvakinou, reaffirming its support for a fair and just resolution to the Cyprus problem 21 Jul 2014 – Neos Kosmos Newspaper HELEN VELISSARIS As the world prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of the Cyprus invasion by Turkey, Australia has reaffirmed its position, calling for the demilitarisation and reunification ... Read More »

The Greek Orthodox Board of Education

THE GREEK ORTHODOX BOARD OF EDUCATION (GOBE) The Greek Orthodox Board of Education is the central body which represents the Day Schools of our Archdiocese around Australia, providing a strong voice in issues of common interest. It has taken some time since it was first established in 1990. However, the GOBE is now a dynamic and decisive reality. It functions ... Read More »

Technicality thwarts Mildura case

Mary Bakopoulos will continue to fight her case with the help of the Archdiocese 15 Apr 2014 HELEN VELISSARIS “I’m very disappointed with this. I’m not giving up, I’m determined to explore my options,” a passionate Mary Bakopoulos told Neos Kosmos this week. After The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) denied giving a ruling on the discrimination case she ... Read More »

Schismatic Embattled bishop resigns

23 Apr 2014 PENNI PAPPAS Prokopios Kanavas, former Bishop of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Adelaide, and Bishop of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA), has resigned. The resignation follows three attempts to quit this position that weren’t accepted by the GOCSA. Yet Friday nights resignation was final and now, Mr Kanavas is no longer serving the ... Read More »

Monastery of Archangels and St Basil – New Zealand

The Monastery – PART A We are pleased to present the location, the first buildings and future plans for the completion of the first Orthodox Christian Monastery in New Zealand. One can ask, what is the reason for the existence of a monastery? We Orthodox Christians can very easily answer that such a monastery is necessary for one is the ... Read More »


As you may have heard NSW was recently hit with the worst fire emergency this decade. Unfortunately this raging fire also went through the Monastery of St. George, Yellow Rock in the Blue Mountains. The report so far is as follows: At Approximately 1:00pm Thursday 17th October, with high temperatures and winds exceeding 110km/h and with no warning the fire ... Read More »

$10 million donation for Estia

An anonymous Greek Australian donor writes history for the Estia Foundation and the Greek community in Australia Neos Kosmos – 3 Oct 2013 MAJA JOVIC An unprecedented amount of $10 million was donated to Estia Foundation by a single donor, at its fundraising dinner last Friday. In what will stay written in the history of Australia’s philanthropic organisations and Greek ... Read More »

New board at St John’s College

The first bilingual Greek Day School in Australia, established in 1979 in Melbourne, announced the appointment of the new board (Date: 25 Jul 2013 Source: http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/new-board-at-st-john-greek-orthodox-college) St John’s Greek Orthodox College has elected its new board of directors. The first bilingual Greek Day School in Australia, established in 1979 in Carlton, Melbourne, announced the appointment of the new board, with ... Read More »