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Melbourne: Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis visits the volunteers of the ‘Five Loaves’ Initiative

Last week, His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis, Archiepiscopal Vicar of Melbourne conducted visits to the Parishes of St. Catherine in Malvern East and St. Spyridon in Clayton South, which participate in the implementation of the “Five Loaves” Initiative.

The Initiative has become a beacon of hope and solidarity, embodying the values of kindness and generosity. As part of this, over 400 hot meals and over 550 sandwiches, among various other foods, are prepared and distributed on a weekly basis. In addition, clothing and personal care items are provided to our vulnerable fellow human beings and homeless individuals living on the streets of Melbourne. Dedicated volunteers not only provide food for the body, but also warmth for the soul of those they serve.

During his presence at the operations of the Initiative in the Parishes of Saint Catherine and Saint Spyridon, His Grace Bishop Kyriakos underlined the power of unity, solidarity and faith in Christ, for the creation of positive changes, while conveying to all the volunteers the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia. For their part, the volunteers, accepting the words of thanksgiving and encouragement of His Grace, reaffirmed their devotion to their mission and to the work of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia.

As the Five Loaves Initiative continues to expand and positively impact more people’s lives, it reaffirms the power of a community to make a difference when it acts in unity. Every meal prepared, every sandwich shared, is a reminder that in a world full of challenges, there are always those willing to lend a helping hand. As a work of prayer, may the Five Loaves Initiative become a source of inspiration for others to multiply kindness and solidarity.

For more information about the Initiative and to participate as a sponsor or volunteer, you can make contact via the e-mail: [email protected], and or on social media @fiveloavesinitiative.