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Serbian Orthodox priest finds cultural harmony in Australia

By Justin Huntsdale 16 March 2017, ABC Illawarra Serbian Orthodox priest Father Branko Bosancic is embracing life in Australia and says the cultural differences of his homeland are put aside in his community. Father Bosancic was born in Bosnia, educated in Serbia, and now lives across the road from a Croatian family and next door to some Fyromians (Slav-Macedonians). It ... Read More »

8th Sunday of Luke: Matt 9:9-13 “Go and find out what this means: ‘I desire mercy not sacrifice’’

“Go and find out what this means: ‘I desire mercy not sacrifice’’ (Matthew 9:13). There is not an exhortation in the whole of scripture that needs more desperately to be pondered by Christians today than this sentence that Jesus says to the Pharisees after they criticize him for associating with sinners. Mercy and sacrifice produce completely different conceptions of holiness. ... Read More »

COMMUNIQUÉ: LEGAL PROCEEDINGS FOR THE RETURN OF THE ST SAVA MONASTERY

The Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church (Metropolitanate) has made several attempts to resolve the litigation against the Free Serbian Orthodox Church Diocese for Australia and New Zealand Property Trust and its management over the St Sava Monastery in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. On 19 April 2013 the Metropolitanate, through its solicitors, ... Read More »

Too much too young

Teenagers all over Australia are experimenting with sex at an alarmingly younger age, but what does this mean for our community? 23 Oct 2013 By PENNI PAPPAS Mass media, the internet, social media and smart phones have created a new sexual revolution for our teenagers, resulting in them having sex and experimenting in sexual behaviours at an earlier age. Add ... Read More »

10th National Youth Conference of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Source: http://cycnsw.org.au/2013/10/10th-National-Youth-Conference The 10th National Youth Conference was held in Brisbane, QLD from the 29th of September until the 1st of October 2013. This conference is held every four years and this year’s theme was “The Terminology and Psychology of Socio-Political Developments in the Contemporary World”. Upon arrival at Brisbane, the delegates made their way to the parish hall of the ... Read More »

Sydney’s Syrian Christians Fear for Lives of Family and Friends

Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese, 4 Oct 2013 Syrian-born Father Rahal Dergham, Migrant Chaplain to the Archdiocese of Sydney’s Syrian and Iraqi community has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to resettle 500 Syrian refugees as part of its humanitarian refugee program. “The news is a cause for joy and fills us with happiness. When compared with the more than 2 million ... Read More »

Same-sex marriage law High Court challenge confirmed

October 10, 2013 Lisa Cox Legislative Assembly reporter for The Canberra Times. The ACT government has vowed to fight an Abbott government challenge in the High Court to the territory’s same-sex marriage laws. I’m not surprised but I’m disappointed that there is a failure to acknowledge that this fundamental matter of inequality needs to be addressed.  ACT Attorney-General Simon Corbell ... 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 »

Australia’s misplaced friendship with Turkey

An opinion piece by military historian Professor Peter Stanley about the NSW resolution into the genocides by the Ottoman Empire 2 Sep 2013 PROFESSOR PETER STANLEY The NSW Parliament recently passed a resolution condemning the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman empire against its Assyrian, Greek and especially Armenian communities during the Great War. The Turkish Consul-General in Sydney, the foreign ... Read More »