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)