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MOVING OF THE PARISH/COMMUNITY OF ST IOANNIS, PARRAMATTA

St John's Greek Orthodox church - Parramatta

For 55 years the Parish & Community of St Ioannis (St John the Forerunner) has been at 11 Hassall St, Parramatta. Parramatta is the rapidly developing second CBD of Sydney. Our Church is surrounded by high rise apartments and office towers, and new ones are constantly being built around us. Our Parish has the desire to expand its services. Of ... Read More »

Sunday of Orthodoxy – St Therapon’s Thornleigh/Hornsby 25/02/2007

“Peace be with you and may God’s blessing and mercy be upon you.” (Traditional Byzantine Greeting) Dearly beloved brethren, in today’s epistle (Heb 11: 24-26, 32-40) and gospel (Jn 1:44-52) readings we were presented with the theme of faith and its repercussions in attaining the realisation of God and of our own identity. In the first Scriptural lesson, we hear ... Read More »

Was it St Brendan Who Discovered America?

St Brendan at Sea by Galovic

By Guy Freeland* Pilgrimage to Skellig Michael From my perch along the gunwale of a fishing boat I look out across a gently heaving Atlantic Ocean towards the soaring needle-sharp pinnacles of two rocks on the very Western limits of Europe: Skellig Michael and Small Skellig. Two red sandstone and slate islets 12km off a small island (Valentia), off a ... Read More »

The Holy Monastery of Saint George and Panagia of Yellow Rock

By Andrew Mellas (Source: Greek-Australian Vema – September 2012) “Monasteries came into being even in the mountains and the desert was made a city by monks…” (Saint Athanasius, Life of Saint Antony). A declaration made many centuries ago about monks living in Egypt can echo through space and time, finding its way to the Antipodes, treading the soil of a ... 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 »