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Syrian archbishops ‘most likely dead’

14 June 2013 Speakers at a conference in Oxford last week gave strong indications that the two Orthodox archbishops kidnapped near the Syrian city of Aleppo on 22 April had been killed. A senior regional source said he thought Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi had been murdered on the day that they were kidnapped. The pair ... Read More »

COUNCIL FEES CUT SHORT TRADITIONAL EASTER PROCESSION IN SUNSHINE

Author: Stella Tzobanakis Published: Brimbank Leader Newspaper, 28 May 2013 (Syndicated in Herald-Sun Newspaper – 28 May 2013) A CENTURIES old religious tradition was cut short because a Sunshine church could not afford a hefty council bill. The annual night-time Good Friday procession on May 3 at St Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Church in Armstrong St was shorter than usual because ... Read More »

THE GREATNESS OF PAN ORTHODOXY

Here in New Zealand, and in places where the other Orthodox Christians (the Antiochians, Russians, Serbs, Romanians, etc) do not have churches and priests of their own as (well as) in the Fiji Islands, we the Greek Orthodox cover their devotional needs. So well-pleasing and very beautiful are our shared feelings every time and whenever all we Orthodox attend the ... Read More »

$1.16 Million New Recurrent Funding To Estia Foundation From NSW Government

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos with the NSW Minister for Disability Services, the Hon. Andrew Constance, Minister for Fair Trading, the Hon. Anthony Roberts, and Minister for Citizenship and Communities the Hon. Victor Dominello  (Source: Greek-Australia Vema – June 2012) The Barry O’Farrell NSW Government has consolidated the view that the Estia Foundation of Australia, the mission of the Greek Orthodox ... Read More »

STATE HERITAGE PROTECTION FOR THE SEAT OF GREEK ORTHODOXY IN AUSTRALIA

(Source: Greek-Australia Vema – April 2012) Australia’s headquarter Greek Orthodox Cathedral has been listed on the State Heritage Register, the NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced. The listing of the Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady coincides with Greek Orthodox Easter and National Heritage Week. The announcement was marked on Sunday April 15 at the end of the Easter Service ... Read More »

Perth’s Church of Saints Constantine & Helene turns 75

The bells of Perth’s first Greek Orthodox Church, Saints Constantine and Helene, chimed long and loud on Sunday, 16 September, in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Church’s consecration. Completed in late 1936 after years of effort and endurance by the local Greek population, and then consecrated the following year, the Church has long been one of the main ... Read More »