UPDATED ENCYCLICAL FROM HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS REGARDING THE COVID-19 (CORONA-VIRUS)

Your Graces, beloved fathers and beloved children, With pain of soul, but at the same time, with a sense of pastoral responsibility on a sensitive matter which concerns public health, I communicate to you that, due to the extraordinary measures that the Federal Government of Australia took to restrict the spread of the Coronavirus, we are compelled to suspend public worship in our Churches. This means that from today our Churches will remain closed to the faithful. However, all Services, the feast days of the Saints, and the Divine Liturgies will be conducted only by the Priest and the Chanter. Sacraments and funerals will continue to take place but only in the presence of the immediate fami

Update on recent changes

Dear Fellow Parishioners, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios announced that all Greek Orthodox Churches are closed from today. All liturgies will take place behind closed doors and only in the presence of the Parish Priest, Psalti and Neokoro (Please refer to the Encyclical from His Eminence) Sacraments and funerals will continue to be conducted but only in the presence of immediate family members. It’s still early to announce arrangements for Holy Week and Easter. His Eminence will make an announcement at a later date. The Greek National Day Commemorations and Celebrations scheduled to take place at our parish on Sunday, 29th March have been cancelled. Also, all Greek School lessons and Greek

ENCYCLICAL FROM HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS REGARDING THE COVID-19 (CORONA-VIRUS)

By God’s mercy, Archbishop of the Most Holy Archdiocese of Australia, Primate and Exarch of All Oceania, to the God-loving Bishops, the gracious clergy and monastic brotherhoods, and to all the Christ-loving plenitude of the Orthodox Church in Australia, grace and peace from our Saviour Jesus Christ. Venerable Brother fellow Bishops and my beloved children, Given the worldwide concern, fear and panic that is prevailing upon all humanity due to Covid-19 (Corona-virus), but also the recent local outbreaks and manifestation in Australia, and taking into consideration the inspired Communiqué of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on this matter, together with the directives

Cancellation of the official Parades for the 25th of March in Sydney and Melbourne

Following the Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcements for limiting gatherings over 500 people and given the developments of the increasing cases of Covid -19 (corona-virus) in Australia, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios in cooperation with the Organizing Committees, announces the cancellation of the Parades, that were scheduled to take place in Melbourne on the 22nd and in Sydney on the 29th of March 2020. Furthermore, His Eminence communicated with the Archiepiscopal Vicars in Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, giving them guidelines for the proceedings which will occur there for the 25th of March, in order not to jeopardize anyone from the participants. His Eminence asks for the understan

His Grace Bishop Aimilianos of Meloe Visits Our Parish

His Grace Bishop Aimilianos of Meloe Visits Our Parish on Sunday 8th March It was a blessing to have His Grace visit our parish for the second time and to conduct the liturgy. The Church was well-attended and it was wonderful to see many of the parishioners receiving holy communion from His Grace. God bless Him in His Service. On the day, our congregation collectively raised $1,082.00 for the St Andrew's Theological College. Thank you to our very generous parishioners.

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