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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia: Encyclical for the Feast of the Annunciation 2014

Dear sister and brothers, The anniversary of the 25th March always had a special resonance in the conscience of the Greek people and the Church. The double Annunciation that announces the redemption of all people through the incarnation of God, but also the liberation of the enslaved Greek nation through the sacred uprising of our heroic ancestors, became the “Magna ... Read More »


Every year, when Greek Independence Day approaches, we hear within our community the retelling of this great event as the fight for freedom from oppression and tyranny of “Turkokratia” (Ottoman rule). Yet the explanation remains at this basic and superficial level, without much qualification or thought, as Greeks then adjourn to attend to “celebrations” and glendia dressed as “cultural” events. ... Read More »