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  • NSW reports another 18 COVID-19 deaths on deadliest day of pandemic so far

    New South Wales has reported a record 18 new COVID-19 deaths, as the number of people hospitalised with the virus continues to climb. The state announced it had found 20,293 cases via PCR tests on Monday. NSW is yet to start publishing data from rapid antigen tests. There are 2,030 people in hospital with the virus,…

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  • The Archbishop of Australia suspends dialogue with the Administrative Committee of the Community of St Albans

    It is generally known that the Community of St Paraskevi at St Albans in Melbourne had begun a formal dialogue with the Holy Archdiocese of Australia in order to join the only canonical Greek Orthodox Church in Australia, which is under the Ecumenical Patriarchate and which is the “Holy Archdiocese of Australia” with His Eminence…

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  • A street art tribute to 1821

    The City of Athens on Wednesday announced the unveiling of the last two murals in a group of four by local street artists paying tribute to the bicentennial of the 1821 Greek War of Independence. At the 13th elementary school in Mets, SAME84 presents “The Drummer Boy of Messolonghi,” a piece is inspired by German…

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  • Victoria sets national COVID-19 daily case record with 51,356 new infections, NSW has 45,098

    NSW has consistently recorded the highest daily number of COVID-19 cases of any jurisdiction nationally since the Omicron variant hit Australian shores, but this how now been surpassed by Victoria. COVID-19 cases continue to surge across Australia. Source: AAP Victoria has set a new national record for daily COVID-19 cases, with the state posting 51,356 new infections…

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  • Official Blessing and Cutting of the Vasilopita at the Archdiocesan District of Perth (Photo and Video)

    On Tuesday the 4th of January, His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea conducted the annual official blessing and cutting of the Vasilopita in the Conference Room at the Archdiocesan District of Perth offices in Dianella. Approximately fifty representatives from various local Greek Brotherhoods and Organisations attended. The Vice Consul of the Greek Consulate in Perth,…

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  • Scott Morrison urges calm as COVID-19 hospitalisations rise and new infections surge

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Australians to remain calm about the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged Australians to remain calm and to not be alarmed about the sharp rise in cases and hospitalisation figures. The national number of COVID-19 hospitalisations is approaching 2,000 with 1,963 noted on…

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  • Huge jump in NSW COVID-19 cases, six deaths

    A huge jump in COVID-19 cases has been recorded in New South Wales, with 21,151 new infections diagnosed.That’s close to double the 12,226 cases reported yesterday, and as many people as were infected nationwide yesterday.Six people in the state have died with the disease. There are 763 people in hospital, 69 in intensive care.Yesterday 746 people…

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  • A Guide to Greek Orthodox Christmas Traditions

    Illuminated boats, roasted pork and honey cookies are all staples of a Greek Christmas. Folklore expert Evangelos Karamenes spoke to Culture Trip about the most popular Greek Christmas traditions to have survived the centuries. Christmas celebrations in Greece officially last for 14 days, starting on Christmas Eve and ending on Epiphany (6 January) with the ‘Great…

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  • The Feast of St Dionysios of Zakynthos in Central Mangrove, NSW

    The Feast of St Dionysios of Zakynthos in Central Mangrove, NSW On Friday, 17 December, the day which the Church honours the memory of St Dionysios of Zakynthos, the Church in Central Mangrove which honours St Dionysios celebrated this feast day with ecclesiastical joy and celebrations. His Grace, Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia, presided over and…

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  • ‘Devastating, heartbreaking’: Tasmanian Premier speaks of Devonport community’s pain

    Police will investigate if the jumping castle was tethered before the fatal accident which has resulted in the deaths of five children. Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said a grieving local community is struggling to comprehend the deaths of the five children, who have died after falling from a jumping castle in the state’s northwest on…

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