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”

Memorial Service for the eternal repose of the Corona-virus victims

Archbishop Makarios of Australia held a memorial service for the repose of the coronavirus victims on Friday, 31 July, at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of our Lady Theotokos in Redfern, Sydney. During the service, His Eminence commemorated the names of the Greek people who recently passed away and, in particular, those who were residentsContinue reading “Memorial Service for the eternal repose of the Corona-virus victims”

First anniversary of the enthronement of Archbishop Makarios plus the ordination of a new priest and elevation to Archimandrite

In an atmosphere of spiritual joy and with deep emotion the memory of Saints Peter and Paul, the Chief of the Apostles, and the first anniversary of the enthronement of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia were commemorated in Sydney. This double celebration was combined with the promotion of a young, worthy and dearly belovedContinue reading “First anniversary of the enthronement of Archbishop Makarios plus the ordination of a new priest and elevation to Archimandrite”

The Holy and Great Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Mount Athos Support His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE Announcement of the Holy and Great Synod During its three day deliberations (23-25 June, 2020), the Holy and Great Synod in the Orthodox Centre of the Ecumenical  Patriarchate in Chambesy, Geneva, discussed, amongst other items, matters relating to the ecclesiastical life of the different Eparchies of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, including also the HolyContinue reading “The Holy and Great Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Mount Athos Support His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia”

LETTER OF SUPPORT TO OUR PRIMATE HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS OF AUSTRALIA

IT IS WITH GREAT HONOUR THAT I AM WRITING THIS PIECE IN SUPPORT OF OUR PRIMATE HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS OF AUSTRALIA AND OUR MOTHER CHURCH HERE IN AUSTRALIA BUT SIMULTANOUSLY IT GIVES ME ENORMOUS SORROW THAT THIS IS NECESSARY. A SELECT GROUP OF OUR FAITHFUL HAVE CHOSEN TO LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF THEContinue reading “LETTER OF SUPPORT TO OUR PRIMATE HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS OF AUSTRALIA”

MEDIA RELEASE in relation to the purchase of a property by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia (‘Archdiocese’) makes the following comments in relation to the purchase of a property by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Consolidated Trust (‘Consolidated Trust’) in Sydney, where the headquarters of the Archdiocese are situated: Given that a) the Archdiocese does not possess a suitable residence for the Archbishop, andContinue reading “MEDIA RELEASE in relation to the purchase of a property by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.”

Message from His Eminence Archbishop Makarios for National Reconciliation Week

As we are in National Reconciliation Week, I feel the need to join my voice with the voices of all those who struggled throughout the decades to achieve reconciliation in this Australian nation. I feel the need to direct my steps towards the path taken by those who crossed Sydney’s Harbour Bridge 20 years ago,Continue reading “Message from His Eminence Archbishop Makarios for National Reconciliation Week”