Youth conference bigger than ever

Helen Velissaris     - 2/10/13 More than 300 young churchgoers have made the pilgrimage to Bribie Island to participate in the Greek Orthodox Church's Tenth National Youth Conference. It might be seven years since the last National Youth Conference was held, but the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is dusting off the lectern once again, hoping to engage ...

Unbreakable ties

2/10/13 Twenty years of Greek Serbian friendship celebrated in Sydney. With more than 35 dancing groups participating, and a program of more than eight hours, the annual Greek-Serbian Orthodox and Cultural Friendship Day was celebrated last Sunday in Rooty Hill, Sydney. Serbian and Greek dancing schools were joined by other Orthodox communities to give unique colour and a ...

Syriacs to regain Mor Gabriel’s land, no move on Halki Seminary in ‘democratization package’

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News - 2/10/13 The land of the historic Mor Gabriel Monastery will be returned to the Syriac community in Turkey as part of the “democratization package” announced by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today, while the package fell short of meeting the expectations that the Halki Seminary could be reopened. “The land ...