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  • His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia meets with Premier of Victoria

    On Monday, 16 May, 2022, In Melbourne, Victoria, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia met with Premier Daniel Andrews, specifically in the building of the local Parliament of Victoria. The meeting took place in a cordial atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation between the two men and on the agenda of the discussions were issues…

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  • Adelaide: Inaugural annual pilgrimage to Mt Gambier, SA

    It has always been the custom for the Archdiocesan District of Adelaide for our metropolitan parishes to support their regional brothers and sisters by organising bus trips to the regional parishes for their feast days. Aside from the bus itself, these organised pilgrimages also often attract other pilgrims who attend using their own transport. For…

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  • Apostle Andronicus of the Seventy and his fellow-laborer, Junia (17 May)

    Saint Andronicus Apostle of the Seventy and Saint Junia were relatives of the holy Apostle Paul. They labored much, preaching the Gospel to pagans. Saint Paul mentions them in his Epistle to the Romans: “Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen and fellow prisoners, who are of note among the Apostles, who also were in Christ,…

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  • Biden-Mitsotakis talks: Greek-US ties at ‘all time high’

    The deepening of the US-Greek bilateral defense relations as a springboard for the upgrade of Greece’s strategic role in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans was front and center at the meeting between US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis Monday. There was special emphasis on the energy sector and Greece’s upgraded role…

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  • The Sunday of the Paralytic Man was celebrated at the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

    On Sunday, May 15, 2022, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem celebrated the Sunday of the Paralytic Man, the 4th Sunday after Pascha according to the Book of Pentecostarion. Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem after the welcoming reception by the Scouts, officiated the Divine Liturgy at the Community of Rhene, near the city of Nazareth. Co-celebrants to the…

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  • Church of Serbia for North Macedonia: The dialogue is fair and realistic

    On the issue of the church of northern Macedonia, the Holy Synod of the Bishops of the Patriarchate of Serbia discussed and took decisions. In its announcement at the end of the meeting, the Holy Synod issued a statement expressing the hope that the canonical status of the Church of North Macedonia (Ohrid Archdiocese) will…

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  • His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia to visit Perth from the 28 – 31 May 2022

    His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia  will make his fourth pastoral visit to Perth from the 28 to 31 May,  2022. The Archdiocesan District of Perth announced the program of His Eminence’s visit, at the same time inviting the entire Greek Orthodox flock to attend the Holy Services and the events that will take place,…

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  • Saints Nektarios and Theophanes, Founders of Barlaam Monastery at Meteora (17 May)

    The Holy Hieromonks Nektarios and Theophanes were brothers, who were born to the eminent family known as the Apsarades of Ioannina in the late fifteenth century. Their parents and three sisters took on the monastic schema and went to dwell in a cell in a village of the island of Ioannina. The two brothers received…

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  • Venerable Pachomius the Great, Founder of Coenobitic Monasticism (15 May)

    Saint Pachomius the Great was both a model of desert dwelling, and with Saints Anthony the Great (January 17), Macarius the Great (January 19), and Euthymius the Great (January 20), a founder of the cenobitic monastic life in Egypt. Saint Pachomius was born in the third century in the Thebaid (Upper Egypt). His parents were…

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  • Sunday of the Paralytic

    In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. We have heard today in the Gospel of a man who for thirty eight years had laid paralysed. The only thing that separated him from healing was the possibility to reach the waters, which the angel brought into motion once a year. Thirty…

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