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CHRISTIAN HISTORY

EVANGELISMOS CHURCH: THE REAL STORY

The construction of the Evanglismos Church in Melbourne, commencing in 1900, our first lasting endeavour as an organised community is the keystone of our foundation myth as a Greek community in Victoria. Yet what is widely not known, or intentionally left out of such a myth is that this endeavour was not restricted to Greeks alone. While founding of the ... Read More »

The Holy Monastery of Saint George and Panagia of Yellow Rock

By Andrew Mellas (Source: Greek-Australian Vema – September 2012) “Monasteries came into being even in the mountains and the desert was made a city by monks…” (Saint Athanasius, Life of Saint Antony). A declaration made many centuries ago about monks living in Egypt can echo through space and time, finding its way to the Antipodes, treading the soil of a ... Read More »

The Passing of a Great Man – Manuel Aroney (1932-2011)

Ethnic ambassador a champion of rights February 28, 2011 Manuel Aroney, 1932-2011. Even a near-fatal heart attack when he was in his mid-40s didn’t stop Manuel Aroney from living a full life of work and family, as well as giving years of service to the ethnic communities in Australia and his church. Read More »