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THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON

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  By Archbishop Stylianos of Australia   Sisters and Brothers, In accordance with the order of Feast Days for the Ecclesiastical Year as designated by the Church Fathers (who decreed wisely on all matters!), the Sunday of the Prodigal Son has come upon us once again, with its two ‘Readings’ which are so characteristic, so educational and so necessary for ... Read More »

6th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

6th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania _Dec_2016

The members of the 6th Episcopal Assembly of Oceania met in the Central Offices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia in Redfern, Sydney, on Thursday 8th December 2016 under the ex officio chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Once again this Assembly provided the opportunity for the Hierarchs to recognise and reinforce their unity in the Orthodox faith. Present were: ... Read More »

Paschal Encyclical 2016: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Christ's Descent into Hades - Icon of the Resurrection

STYLIANOS By the grace of God Archbishop of Australia To all the Clergy and devout faithful of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Brother Concelebrants and Beloved Children in the Lord, Christ is Risen! Having crossed the sea of Holy and Great Lent once again this year, we are all invited, as illumined children of the Church, to receive Christ from the ... Read More »

The Missing Beatitude

TREASURES-IN-EARTHEN-VESSELS

Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis If blessedness means happiness, then the theme of the Beatitudes is always a timely one, since there is no other good, so intensely and systematically pursued by people, than happiness. And if some of the good aims, pursued by people, are called by a name other than happiness, (for instance riches, glory, power, beauty etc.) again there ... Read More »

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia: Christmas Encyclical 2015

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† STYLIANOS By the grace of God Archbishop of Australia to all the Reverend Clergy and devout faithful of our holy Archdiocese Brother concelebrants and God-protected children in Christ who is born, As we celebrate Christmas once again this year, in other words the Mystery of the Incarnation of God the Word (Logos), we are invited to approach God as ... Read More »

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN PASCHAL ENCYCLICALS FROM OCEANIA – 2015

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PASCHAL MESSAGE 2015 – GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AUSTRALIA STYLIANOS By the grace of God Archbishop of Australia to all the Reverend Clergy and devout faithful of our holy Archdiocese. Brother Concelebrants and beloved children in the Lord, Christ is Risen! The period of mourning and cleansing in Great Lent has culminated, as every year, with Holy Week and the ... Read More »

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 »