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The Service of Dedication for Graduates of St Andrew’s Theological College 13.04.2018

The Service of Dedication for Graduates of St Andrew’s Theological College 13.04.2018

This evening, Friday 13th April 2018, St Andrew’s Theological is rejoicing the Dedication of 14 graduate and postgraduate students of Theology.

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, as Founder and Dean of the College which is the first Orthodox Theological College established in the Southern Hemisphere (1986), presided over the Doxology Service at the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Sydney.

Besides the Sub-Dean of the College, His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonia, present also was the Hon. Mr Christos Karras, Consul General of Greece in Sydney and Professor Diane Speed, Dean and CEO of the Sydney College of Divinity.

Our Primate spoke to the hearts of the graduates and expressed the hope that each of them, men and women, would apply the phenomena gained through St Andrew’s for the glory of God and to the benefit of the Orthodox Church across Australia and the world.

The Kostoula Tsabalas Memorial Prize for Exemplary Achievement was awarded to Nicholas Feros and Michel Nahas.

Supper was enjoyed by everyone in the Great Hall of the College where personal congratulations were offered by all.

GLORY TO GOD FOR THIS TERTIARY INSTITUTION OF THE CHURCH

Very Rev Steven Scoutas

Paschal Lunch with the Archbishop 12.04.2018

Paschal Lunch with the Archbishop 12.04.2018

Every year, for the past 42 years, on the Thursday of Bright Week after Easter, our Spiritual Father His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, invites all the Clergy of Sydney together with Presviteres and children to the traditional Paschal Lunch.
This is a day cherished by His Eminence because he gets to see his priests and their families all together as one. And the sense of belonging is reciprocally appreciated by the priests and their wives and children also.
The morning commenced with Small Matins held in the Cathedral Church of the Annunciation at Redfern in Sydney, followed by Lunch in the Cathedral Hall.
His Eminence thanked His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonia for his devotion and support at all times.
He also thanked Fr Nicholas Bozikis for arranging the meat and other baked foods, as well as the Philoptochos Ladies for serving everyone.
Finally, His Eminence thanked and farewelled Fr Damaskinos from Mt Athos who has been in Australia for two months visiting the various States for Holy Confession and who is returning to his monastery tomorrow.
It was truly a pleasure to be with our Archbishop and our Brothers in Christ sharing in the joy of the Resurrection.
CHRIST IS RISEN! TRULY HE IS RISEN!

(By Very Rev Steven Scoutas)

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia celebrated the Vespers of Love at the Cathedral, Redfern 08.04.2018

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia celebrated the Vespers of Love at the Cathedral, Redfern 08.04.2018

Στην Κυριακή του Πάσχα, 8 Απριλίου 11:00 π.μ ὁ Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Στυλιανός, συνοδευόμενος ἀπό τοῦ Θεοφιλεστάτου Ἐπισκόπου Ἀπολλωνιάδος κ. Σεραφείμ, ἐτέλεσε τήν Ἀκολουθίαν τοῦ Ἑσπερινοῦ τῆς Ἀγάπης εἰς τον Καθεδρικόν Ἱ. Ναόν, ὡμιλήσας καταλλήλως, τῇ συμμετοχῇ τοῦ ἐν Σύδνεϋ Κλήρου καί πλήθους πιστῶν.

On Easter Sunday 8 April 11:00am, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, celebrated the Vespers of Love with the participation of His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias and all the reverend Clergy of Sydney, at the Cathedral of “The Annunciation of Our Lady”, Redfern NSW.

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia celebrated Easter at the Cathedral, Redfern NSW 08.04.2018

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia celebrated Easter at the Cathedral, Redfern NSW 08.04.2018

Στις 7-8 Απριλίου 11:00 μ.μ.-2:30 π.μ, εἰς τον Καθεδρικόν Ἱ. Ναόν, ὁ Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Στυλιανός ἐτέλεσε τήν Ἐναρκτήριον Ἀκολουθίαν τῆς Ἀναστάσεως, ἱερουργήσας κατά τήν Θείαν Λειτουργίαν τοῦ Ἱ. Χρυσοστόμου, εἰς τήν ὁποίαν ἀνεγνώσθη ἡ ἐπί τῷ Ἁγίῳ Πάσχα Πατριαρχική Ἀπόδειξις.

On the 7-8 April 11:00pm-2:30am His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, celebrated Easter at the Cathedral of “The Annunciation of Our Lady”, Redfern NSW.


His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, attended the common celebration of the National Anniversary of the 25 March 1821 in Sydney. 25.03.2018

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, attended the common celebration of the National Anniversary of the 25 March 1821 in Sydney. 25.03.2018

Τῃ 25ῃ Μαρτίου 2018, 2:30 μ.μ. ο Σεβασμιώτατος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Στυλιανός, συνοδευόμενος ὑπό τοῦ Θεοφιλεστάτου Ἐπισκόπου Ἀπολλωνιάδος κ. Σεραφείμ, παρέστη εἰς τον κοινό ἐορτασμό τῆς Ἐθνικῆς Ἐπετείου τῆς 25ης Μαρτίου 1821 εἰς τό Σύδνεϋ καί ὡμίλησε καταλλήλως ἀγγλιστί καί ἑλληνιστί είς τόν αὔλιον χῶρον τοῦ Opera House, καί παρηκολούθησε καλλιτεχνικόν πρόγραμμα.
Εἰς τήν ἐν λόγῳ εκδήλωση παρέστησαν η Υπουργός Διεθνούς Ανάπτυξης κ. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, μέλος της γερουσίας εκπροσωπούσα τον Πρωθυπουργό της Αυστραλίας κ. Malcolm Turnbull, ο κ. Matt Thistlethwaite, εκπροσωπών την Αξιωματική Αντιπολίτευση της Κοινοπολιτείας, η Πρωθυπουργός της Νέας Νοτίου Ουαλία κα Gladys Berejiklian, ο κ. Luke Foley, αρχηγός της πολιτειακής αντιπολιτευσεως, ὁ Πρόεδρος της Ορθόδοξης Κοινότητος Ν.Ν.Ο., ἐκπρόσωποι τῆς Κοινοπολιτειακῆς, Πολιτειακῆς καί Τοπικῆς Διοικήσεως, Ἐλληνικές καί Κυπριακές Διπλωματικές Αρχές καί ὑπέρ τῶν 10,000 πιστῶν τῆς Ὁμογενείας.

On the 25 March 2018, 2:30 p.m. His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, escorted by His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias, attended the common celebration of the National Anniversary of the 25 March 1821 in Sydney, where he spoke accordingly in Greek and English at the Opera House.
Present where also the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of N.S.W., Federal State and Local Government representatives, the Ambassador, Greek and Cypriot Diplomatic Officials and more than 10,000 people.

(Photos courtesy of O Kosmos / Greek – Australian Newspaper)

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, presided at the Great Vespers Service, at the Cathedral, Redfern NSW 24.03.2018

His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, presided at the Great Vespers Service, at the Cathedral, Redfern NSW 24.03.2018

Ὁ Σεβασμιώτατος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Στυλιανός τῇ 24ῃ Μαρτίου 2018, 7:00 μ.μ.  ἐχοροστάτησε καί ἐκήρυξε εἰς τόν πανηγυρίζοντα Καθεδρικόν Ἱ. Ναόν, κατά τόν Μ. Ἑσπερινόν τοῦ Εὐαγγελισμοῦ τῆς Θεοτόκου. Μετά ταῦτα, παρεκάθησε μεθ’ ὅλου τοῦ ἐκκλησιάσματος εἰς ἑόρτιον νηστίσιμον δεῖπνον ἐν τῇ Αἰθούσῃ τοῦ Καθεδρικοῦ.

On the 24 March 7:00 pm, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, presided at the Great Vespers Service, at the Cathedral of “The Annunciation of Our Lady”, Redfern NSW.

Doxology Service at St Andrew’s Theological College, officiated by the Dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia 20.03.2018

Doxology Service at St Andrew’s Theological College, officiated by the Dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia 20.03.2018

St Andrew’s Theological College commenced its academic year with its annual Doxology Service in the College Chapel of St John the Evangelist and Theologian.
The service was officiated by the Dean, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia.
At the conclusion of the service, His Eminence welcomed the Sub-Dean, His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias, the faculty members, students and all guests in attendance.

Official Blessing of the Greek Orthodox Chapel at Botany Cemetery by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia 17.03.2018

Official Blessing of the Greek Orthodox Chapel at Botany Cemetery by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia 17.03.2018

Το Σάββατο 17 Μαρτίου και 11:30 π.μ. ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Στυλιανός τέλεσε τα επίσημα θυρανοίξια του Ελληνορθόδοξου Παρεκκλησίου στο κοιμητήριο του Botany NSW.

On Saturday 17th March, 11:30 am His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, conducted the official blessing of the Greek Orthodox Chapel at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, NSW.

(Photos courtesy of O Kosmos / Greek-Australian Newspaper)