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ΕΠΙΤΑΦΙΟΣ ΘΡΗΝΟΣ – LAMENT OF THE EPITAPH

“We are indifferent, slothful and complacent when it comes to maintaining our privileges but when faced with adversity, the Greek community invariably rises to the occasion“. Every year, our Good Friday Epitaphios procession, which winds itself before the looming sinisterness of the Moonee Ponds branch of the Tax Office, past the local Safeway into the street behind the church, is, unbeknownst to many ... Read More »

COUNCIL FEES CUT SHORT TRADITIONAL EASTER PROCESSION IN SUNSHINE

Author: Stella Tzobanakis Published: Brimbank Leader Newspaper, 28 May 2013 (Syndicated in Herald-Sun Newspaper – 28 May 2013) A CENTURIES old religious tradition was cut short because a Sunshine church could not afford a hefty council bill. The annual night-time Good Friday procession on May 3 at St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church in Armstrong St was shorter than usual because ... Read More »

Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre will Open with a Splash!

Bookings are now available for all our Parishes and Communities throughout Australia OFFICIAL OPENING His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos will officially open the Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre on 1st October 2013 in the presence of Federal, State and Local politicians together with other official guests and our youth from around Australia. This exciting and highly anticipated event will be part of the 10th Annual Youth ... Read More »

Greek Church would take complaints to cops

THE Greek Orthodox Church would never sweep abuse allegations under the carpet, a Victorian inquiry has heard. The church has a rigorous process for dealing with misconduct complaints, including reporting criminal behaviour to police, but it has never been tested in an allegation of child sex abuse, the parliamentary inquiry heard on Friday. Church groups The Salvation Army and the ... Read More »

$1.16 Million New Recurrent Funding To Estia Foundation From NSW Government

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos with the NSW Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Andrew Constance, Minister for Fair Trading, the Hon. Anthony Roberts, and Minister for Citizenship and Communities the Hon. Victor Dominello  (Source: Greek-Australia Vema – June 2012) The Barry O’Farrell NSW Government has consolidated the view that the Estia Foundation of Australia, the mission of the Greek Orthodox ... Read More »

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AT BRIBIE ISLAND YOUTH CAMP

(Left to Right) John Panaretos, Costas Stratikopoulos, Archbishop Stylianos, Father Constantine Varipatis and Steve Costi inspect the model of the new youth facility in front of the chapel On Sunday September 30, Bribie Island Youth Camp was graced with a visit by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos. His Eminence witnessed first-hand the progress on the site, which is a campus of ... Read More »