With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, and under the guidance of His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis, the GO Fellowship Melbourne initiative organised a series of spiritual talks, in the context of which, on Thursday, 21 September 2023, His Grace Bishop Themistocles of Nicopolis, of the Patriarchate of Alexandria, was invited and spoke to an audience of over 100 people. The talk was hosted in the Hall of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Parish in Bentleigh, Melbourne.
His Grace Bishop Themistocles spoke about spoke about the Orthodox Church’s presence in Africa. He explained how the Orthodox Church did not come to Africa to exploit its natural resources but rather has been present since early Christianity to preach the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
At the conclusion of the talk, the audience asked questions and were treated to light refreshments catered by the parish.