On the occasion of the Nameday celebration of our Primate, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, what a beautiful atmosphere at the Palais Reception Centre with over 600 clergy and lay community leaders in attendance.
During the course of the evening, His Eminence bestowed on the Treasurer of South Australia, the Honourable Tom Anastasios Koutsantonis, the Gold Cross of St Andrew, the highest honour of the Archdiocese of Australia.
The recipient of the Gold Cross was almost speechless but found the words to respond with deep humility and gratitude to His Eminence. The gesture was applauded with a prolonged acclamation of approval.
It was my privilege and honour to MC the evening, the proceeds of which go exclusively towards St Andrews Theological College in Sydney.
MAY GOD GIVE STRENGTH AND COURAGE TO THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR ARCHBISHOP
(Very Rev. Steven Scoutas)