Inaugural Christmas Lunch

Yesterday, Sunday 29 November 2020, we celebrated at the 1821 Greek restaurant, the inaugural Christmas lunch for our parish and community. As you can gauge by the laughter and happiness in the faces of all who attended, all we can say is that it was a hugely successful day. The committee and philoptohos together withContinue reading “Inaugural Christmas Lunch”

World Day on the Rights of the Child

Message from the Archbishop of Australia for the World Day on the Rights of the Child The 20th day of November has been assigned as World Day for the Rights of the Child. This day, as well as yesterday and tomorrow, and indeed every day of the year, all children, wherever they may be aroundContinue reading “World Day on the Rights of the Child”

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Blood Drive

Life depends on blood, so the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia are holding a blood drive to show our support and encourage our parishes across the state to donate. From 24 October to 15 December, we will give blood like life depends on it, because it does! Help us reach our goal of 300 livesContinue reading “Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Blood Drive”

OXI Day Celebration

Today, Sunday 25 October 2020, we celebrated OXI Day. Our Parishioners enjoyed listening and were moved by our young Sunday School children who recited poems in what is their second language Greek. A big thank you to Angela our Sunday School Teacher and the parents of all our children who helped prepare for this specialContinue reading “OXI Day Celebration”

Announcement from the Archdiocesan Council of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia

The Archdiocesan Council of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia met today, 29th September, 2020, in Sydney, under the Presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia and dealt with the issues on the agenda. After extensive deliberations, the members of the Archdiocesan Council unanimously resolved upon and hereby announce the following: Firstly, we praise theContinue reading “Announcement from the Archdiocesan Council of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia”

Feast Day of our Church

On the 17 September 2020 was the feast day of our church St Sophia and Three Daughters. We were proud and honoured to welcome Archbishop Makarios of Australia for the first time at the Great Vespers service.It was also a great blessing to have His Grace Bishop Emilianos of Meloa preside over Matins and DivineContinue reading “Feast Day of our Church”

The Opening of Our Centre Aisle.

Dear Spiritual Brothers & Sisters, It has been eight weeks since we were blessed by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios with the honour of taking over the reigns of our humble Parish. I have had the pleasure in leading our new dynamic Committee moving forward. Since our inaugural appointment we have secured a full time CaretakerContinue reading “The Opening of Our Centre Aisle.”

Message from Archbishop Makarios of Australia regarding Chora Monastery conversion

I was deeply saddened to learn of the decision of the Turkish authorities to convert the historic Chora Monastery in Constantinople into an Islamic mosque. It is a decision that intensifies our frustration and concern, given the recent desecration of the Church of Hagia Sophia, which is the universal symbol of Orthodoxy and Christianity. Unfortunately,Continue reading “Message from Archbishop Makarios of Australia regarding Chora Monastery conversion”

Message from Archbishop Makarios of Australia concerning International Youth Day

Today is dedicated to the youth; to the most active and creative building block of any society, to the most beautiful and fragrant blossom that adorns the garden of humanity. It may seem trite but we must repeat it at every opportunity: Our young people are our hope for the future. With this admission, comesContinue reading “Message from Archbishop Makarios of Australia concerning International Youth Day”

Message from Archbishop Makarios of Australia concerning International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Twenty-six years ago, the United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples to encourage the respect and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, as well as international cooperation in resolving the problems and the dangers that they face. Although important steps in the right direction have been taken, discriminationContinue reading “Message from Archbishop Makarios of Australia concerning International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples”