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About Us

“The Vema of the Church” ( is the oldest Greek-language newspaper in Australia, which belongs to our Holy Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.

The print version started in 1913 and from its very beginning, it was inextricably linked and identified with the Greek community and the local Church in the fifth continent.

The gradual introduction of the internet as a basic means of communication shaped the demands of modern readers, especially the younger generation, and eventually led to the transition of “Vema” from a printed form to an online version. Thanks to this change, from 2020, we have dynamically entered the digital information arena and, therefore, the news items of “Vema” and its rich and varied topics of interest directly reach every of Australia as well as Greece, Cyprus and the entire world. But above all, our newspaper in its revitalised format is accessible to the new generation of readers.

From its foundation, the main aim of “The Vema” was to provide broad, comprehensive and quality information to its readers, presenting the truth and, naturally, giving greater weight to events of the local Greek community and the Orthodox Church. These aims and vision continue to inspire the new team of editors of our online newspaper, which serves to impart information in the Antipodes with authenticity, respect and commitment to the values of our Faith and Hellenic nation.

St Andrew’s Orthodox Press Pty Ltd
Director of Vema : Mark Petropoulos
Address: 242 Cleveland Street Redfern NSW 2010
Phone: 02 9690 6100
Email: [email protected]