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Private visit of Governor General to the Greek Orthodox Church of Archangel Michael, Crows Nest (NSW)

On Sunday 24th January 2016 the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove made a private visit to the Greek Orthodox Church of Archangel Michael, Crows Nest (NSW). His Excellency was accompanied by Lady Cosgrove and their friends from the north shore parish, Michael and Anastasia Houvardas. The parish priest, Fr John Daskalakis, who celebrates 50 years this year servicing this parish ... Read More »

Professional Development Day for Teachers of our Greek Orthodox Day Schools in Sydney

At the initiative of the Greek Orthodox Board of Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, a Professional Development Day for the teachers of the three Greek Orthodox day schools in Sydney took place on Wednesday 27th January, 2016 at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox College in Redfern. This event was attended by over 200 teachers, including the Chair of ... Read More »

St Andrew’s Grammar: A School of Academic Excellence

St. Andrew’s Grammar, a K-12 Greek Orthodox School in Perth, Western Australia has been ranked among the top academic schools in the State based on 2015 Year 12 ATAR results. St. Andrew’s achieved 13th position in Western Australia out of 165 schools on the comparative table that features the top schools based on the percentage of students with course scores ... Read More »

ROCOR – Diocesan Teen Retreat 2015

From 20-24 Dec, the Diocesan Teen Retreat was held on the Sunshine Coast in southeast Queensland, with the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion and in the presence of Bishop George. The organising committee, headed by Priest Gabriel Lapardin, had selected Luther Heights as the place for almost 60 teens, travelling from near and far, to draw closer to God and develop connections ... Read More »

Serbian Orthodox Leader Writes to Australian and New Zealand Foreign Ministers

Bishop Irinej of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand writes to Foreign Ministers Julia Bishop of Australia and Murray McCully of New Zealand on preventing admission of “Kosovo” to UNESCO membership On 30th October 2015, writing on behalf of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church and their substantial Serbian communities, especially in Australia ... Read More »

The consecration of the Antiochian Village

On Saturday, 24 October 2015, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church, together with the Very Reverend Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Ilija Dragosavljevic and Metropolitanate Secretary, the Reverend Deacon Aleksandar Ivanovic, joined His Eminence Archbishop Paul of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines of the Antiochian Orthodox Patriarchate, together with his clergy, faithful and guests for ... Read More »

5th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

The members of the 5th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed the opportunity to meet in Sydney on Tuesday 13th October, 2015, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Present were: His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Ecumenical Patriarchate); His Eminence Archbishop Paul (Antiochian Church); His Grace Bishop George (Russian Church); His Grace Bishop ... Read More »

Serbian Parish celebrates Patronal Feast in Peats Ridge

On Sunday, 13 September 2015, the Central Coast Serbian Orthodox Mission Parish celebrated its patronal feast day, the Synaxis of the Serbian Saints, in Peats Ridge. Leading them in worship was His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop Irinej, who heads the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, headquartered in Alexandria, Sydney. The community was joined by many friends ... Read More »

St Andrew’s Orthodox Theological College Graduation Doxology

On Thursday 14 May 2015, the Thanksgiving Service for graduates of St Andrew’s Orthodox Theological College was celebrated at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady Theotokos (Redfern NSW). The evening’s proceedings began with a Doxological Service chanted by students, past and present. His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, as Dean, recited a benediction over the graduates and conferred ... Read More »