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Festal Celebrations at Holy Protection in Bunswick and Rocklea Parish

Holy Protection Cathedral, Melbourne, celebrated its Feast Day On Monday 14th October 2013, the Holy Protection Cathedral in Melbourne celebrated its Parish Feast Day. The All-Night Vigil was served by the clergy of the cathedral, Archpriest Nicholas Karipoff (rector), Archpriest Nicholas Dalinkiewicz, Archpriest Peter Sheko, Hieromonk Kyril and Protodeacon Alexander Abramoff. The following day, clergy from the neighbouring parishes joined to serve the Divine Liturgy. Following the service a lunch ... Read More »

5th Sunday of Luke: The Rich Man and Lazarus; Lk 16:19-31

‘’God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise’’ (1Cor 1:27) Today the whole world is suffering, however only those living in the Orthodox Church are liberated. Those suffering in the Orthodox Church are blessed because there exists the possibility for them to find peace. Those that are thirsty are blessed because they can ... Read More »

ACL Urges Government to Reject Subsidy of Abortion Drug RU486

MEDIA RELEASE Friday, 26th April 2013 The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has urged the government to reject the recommendation of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) to publically fund abortion drug RU486. ACL spokesperson Wendy Francis said subsidising the controversial drug – a recommendation likely to be made by PBAC today – ignores the human rights of the unborn and ... Read More »


“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 »


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 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 »