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  • The invisible life of the soul

    By Fr. Andreas Agathokleous We live among people who are imperfect, with lots of passions and faults which are likely to irritate us enormously and make us upset. But we can’t change the way they behave, particularly their negative attitude towards us. Nobody changes their own disposition unless they want to. We can see this…

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  • Archbishop Makarios of Australia: “I do not distinguish the faithful between vaccinated and non-vaccinated”

    With an important encyclical addressed to the God-loving Bishops, the gracious clergy and the monastic communities of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia addresses, in an informative and responsible way, the issues related to the coronavirus pandemic and its incalculable consequences, drawing attention to the appropriate ways of managing these.…

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  • Perth: Sts Constantine and Helene Holy Cross Luncheon a Huge Success

    On Sunday the 19th of September, the Hellenic Community of WA and the Parish of Sts Constantine and Helene held their annual luncheon for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The morning commenced with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea in which the…

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  • Sunday After the Elevation of the Holy Cross – The Form of Redemption

    Over the centuries preachers and hymnographers have declared that the shedding of a single drop of Christ’s blood – una stilla, wrote St. Thomas Aquinas – would have sufficed for our Redemption. It is important, I believe, to bear in mind the metaphorical and poetic quality of this image. Though it serves to emphasize the…

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  • Themes in Contemporary Theoloy e-Lecture Series

    On 17 September, 2021, faculty and students welcomed Very Revd Protopresbyter Chrysostom Nassis (Faculty of Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) for the College’s ongoing ‘Themes in Contemporary Theology’ series held with the blessing of our Dean, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia. After an introduction from our Sub-Dean, Assoc. Prof. Philip Kariatlis, Father Chrysostom warmly…

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  • The dates for the ordinations of the new Bishops of Australia have been set

    It is with great pleasure that we announce to the faithful of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia that the ordinations of the new Bishops, who were elected at the last session of the Holy and Sacred Synod of our Ecumenical Patriarchate and taking into account the strict restrictions for dealing with the pandemic, will be…

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  • Perth: The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

    The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was celebrated at the Church of Saints Constantine and Helene, Perth, WA, with a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea and in the presence of the Greek Consul in Perth, Mrs Georgia Karasiotou. The Feast commemorated the finding of the Precious…

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  • Elevation of the Cross

    In his first Epistle to the Corinthians, Saint Paul says that ‘the Jews seek a sign’ (1, 22). That is that they wanted a supernatural sign, such as the resurrection of the dead or cure of demoniacs, which would allow them to believe in the message of the Cross. They were looking for some supernatural…

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  • ‘Themes in Contemporary Theology’ Lecture by Revd Prof. Perry Hamalis

    On 10 September, for the College’s ongoing ‘Themes in Contemporary Theology’ e-lecture series, Faculty and students welcomed Revd Prof. Dn. Perry Hamalis, Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, North Central College. Fr Perry is also a Deacon of the Orthodox Church and belongs ecclesiastically to the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea which is under the jurisdiction…

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  • Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross (John 3:13-17)

    By Metropolitan Panteleimon of Antinoes A week before the feast day of the Universal Elevation of the Holy Cross, the Orthodox Church prepares the faithful through Scriptural readings, prayer and acts of good deeds to celebrate the event of the finding of the precious and life-giving Cross of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Among…

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