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ΔΥΣΑΓΓΕΛΙΣΜΟΣ (On the Burning of Evangelismos Church)

Evangelismos church fire_Epitaph untouched by fire and flowers remain fresh

  The burning of the Evangelismos church marks a historical watershed in our community, to which the historians of tomorrow will return DEAN KALYMNIOU Just over a month prior to the recent conflagration which caused untold damage to the Annunciation (Evangelismos) Church in East Melbourne, Athena Giankoulidis undertook an extensive mission to photograph almost every inch of that church accessible ... Read More »

Fire guts out Victoria’s Oldest Orthodox Christian Church

Fr Kosmas Damianides stands before his burnt out parish

FIRE AT GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH IN EAST MELBOURNE CAUSES ESTIMATED $500,000 DAMAGE A fire at Victoria’s oldest Greek Orthodox church in East Melbourne, which forced the evacuation of about 200 people from nearby buildings, has caused an estimated $500,000 damage. Crews were called to the building on the corner of Victoria Parade and Lansdowne Street just after 1:30pm. The Metropolitan ... Read More »

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 »