With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, a group of around 20 members of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society visited the parish of St John the Baptist, Cairns, on the weekend of July 21-22. The group was very warmly received by Fr Menelaos Hatzoglou and the entire parish community. During the Divine Liturgy in which the young men of the Society chanted, the sermon was delivered by the President of the Society and lay-preacher, Dr John Psarommatis. After the Liturgy, an Orthodox Christian book exhibition took place, followed by a presentation of songs, a play and a spiritual [...]
With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, a group of around 30 members of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society and their families, visited the parish of St Nicholas, Darwin, on the weekend of July 1-3. The group was very warmly received by Fr Joel Xanthos and the entire parish community. On the Saturday, the group took part in the Divine Liturgy commemorating St Kosmas and St Damianos, in which the President of the Society and lay-preacher, Dr John Psarommatis, delivered the sermon. After vespers on that day, a talk was given on the topic of “Spiritual Life”. During [...]
In the week leading to Christmas, the Greek Orthodox Christian Society visited both the Castellorizian Nursing Home and St Basil’s Nursing Home. Through Christmas Carols, cards and greetings, the joy of Christ’s birth was brought to the residents of the nursing homes.
St Nikitas in the slums of Medan In December 2014, with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos and His Eminence Metropolitan Konstantinos of Singapore, nine men from the Greek Orthodox Christian Society travelled to Medan, Indonesia, on their second missionary visit there at the request of Fr Chrysostomos Manalu, an Orthodox priest of Indonesian background. Fr Chrysostomos established the primary school of St Nikitas about 10 years ago. We visited the school, spent time with the children and performed medical, dental and physiotherapy clinics in the classrooms. Close to the centre of Medan, our minivan left a busy [...]
With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia and His Grace Bishop Nikandros of Dorileou, a group from the Greek Orthodox Christian Society, Sydney, along with some of their families visited three parishes in Perth on the weekend of 3-5th July. Some of us had been to Perth before, for work or leisure, but this was the first time that a group of us representing the Greek Orthodox Christian Society was going there. We were therefore looking forward to meet Greek Orthodox Christians from Perth, to exchange views and experiences with them, and to help one another on [...]