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Encyclical – St George’s Monastery

To the devout Reverend Clergy; The honourable Administrative Committees; And the Ladies’ Auxiliaries; Of the Parish-Communities; Of our Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. Dearly beloved, You would have already been informed through the media about the enormous damage caused by the recent bushfires throughout New South Wales. Due to the strong winds, these fires could not be controlled completely by ... 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 »

ΕΠΙΤΑΦΙΟΣ ΘΡΗΝΟΣ – LAMENT OF THE EPITAPH

“We are indifferent, slothful and complacent when it comes to maintaining our privileges but when faced with adversity, the Greek community invariably rises to the occasion“. Every year, our Good Friday Epitaphios procession, which winds itself before the looming sinisterness of the Moonee Ponds branch of the Tax Office, past the local Safeway into the street behind the church, is, unbeknownst to many ... Read More »

Prayer and Fasting

Author: Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis of Australia  Entering once again the arena of Great Lent, it is only natural to remember again the basic feats that have always characterised the ascesis of Orthodox Christians. Among these feats, prayer and fasting hold a central position. When an Orthodox speaks of fasting, then prayer spontaneously comes to his mind. And when he speaks ... Read More »