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Photos from the Anniversary Concert

Photos from the Anniversary Concert

200 years since the new method of Ecclesiastical music

On Sunday 16 November 2014, St Andrew''s Greek Orthodox Theological College, together with the Melisma Ensemble and the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Choir, celebrated the 200th anniversary since the establishment of the ‘New Method’ of ecclesiastic music by the Three Renowned Teachers: Gregory Protopsaltes, Chourmouzios Chartophylax and Chrysanthos of Madytos.

The Melisma Ensemble, directed by Dr Dimitri Koubaroulis, and the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Choir, directed by the Reverend Fr Romanos Al-Baba, performed ecclesiastical music in both Greek and Arabic, while the former also performed cultural songs composed by the Teachers.

His Grace Bishop Seraphim of Apollonias, College Sub-Dean, concluded the event by thanking both choirs and the various event contributors, in addition to the numerous participants for their support. Special mention was given to Dr Dimitri Koumbaroulis who had initiated the idea for the concert.

Entry was by donations in support of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College which provides tertiary level education and training for Christian Orthodox clergy, theologians and lay teachers in order to meet the catechetical and pastoral needs of the Orthodox Church in Australia.

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The Grand Opening of two Churches in Melbourne

The Grand Opening of two Churches in Melbourne

Churches of Holy Theofania in Frankston and The Dormition of Our Lady in Altona

On Sunday, November 9th, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos and His Grace Bishop Ezekiel celebrated the opening and blessing of the new Church of Holy Theofania in Frankston, Victoria. They were joined by many of the faithful and their parish Priest, Father Doukas Georgalas.

On Sunday, November 16th, His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos with Bishop Ezekiel and Bishop Iakovos celebrated the opening and blessing of the new Church of The Dormition of Our Lady in North Altona, Victoria. They were also joined by many of the faithful and other clergy of the Archdiocese.

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Anniversary Concert

Anniversary Concert

200 years since the new method of Ecclesiastical music

Compositions of the Three Teacher and other chants in Greek and Arabic and traditional songs

Melisma Ensemble

directed by Dimitri Koubaroulis

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Choir

directed by Fr Romanos Al Baba

Date: Sunday 16 November 7pm

Venue:

The Sports and Performing Arts Centre St Spyridon College (Senior School)

1130 Anzac Parade, Maroubra

Entry by donation

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Divine Liturgy of St James Marrickville Sydney NSW

Divine Liturgy of St James Marrickville Sydney NSW

On Thursday, October 23, His Grace Bishop Seraphim, celebrated the Divine Liturgy of St James, the Brother of the Lord, with clergy of the Archdiocese at the Church of St Nicholas.

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Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre

Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre

Open for your next getaway!

In case you haven't heard, the Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre is now open for your next Event / Retreat / Camp.

This may be for Retreat stays to accommodate overnight, weekend, weekly or other period of time to suit your needs. Popular bookings have already been enjoyed by Church, Youth, Sporting and School groups.

The Centre is based in South East Queensland, which essentially accommodates for community groups, such as Church, Youth and School groups.

Located within 500 metres of a patrolled Beach, and surrounded by a range of adventure-based, educational and relaxing activities on Bribie Island.

Please visit http://www.gobribieisland.org for further detail about the Retreat and Booking process.

Click here to download Bribie Island Retreat and Recreation Centre (PDF, 1.9 MB)


Episcopal Assembly Communique 2014

Episcopal Assembly Communique 2014

The members of the 4th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed the opportunity to meet in Sydney on Monday 28th April, 2014, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia.

The Bishops continued the work of the Third Assembly, held in Sydney in October, 2012, attentively listened to the pastoral and other issues confronting our respective Churches and heard several Reports of the relevant Committees.

Click here to download Episcopal Assembly Communique 2014 (PDF, 493 KB)


His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos Encyclical for Holy Pascha

Click here to download His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos Encyclical for Holy Pascha (PDF, 265 KB)


His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos Encyclical 25th March

Click here to download His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos Encyclical 25th March (PDF, 539 KB)




Inter-Orthodox Vespers on Sunday of Orthodoxy

Click here to download Inter-Orthodox Vespers on Sunday of Orthodoxy (PDF, 269 KB)


Epiphany 2014 photos from around Australia

Epiphany 2014 photos from around Australia

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Christmas message 2013

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St George Monastery Encyclical

St George Monastery Encyclical

Click here to download St George Monastery Encyclical (PDF, 279 KB)


10th National Youth Conference

Click here to download 10th National Youth Conference (PDF, 466 KB)


Clergy Laity Congress 2013 Photo Gallery

http://www.greekorthodox.org.au/general/resources/photogallery