Greek, Serbian, Russian and Romanian priests gather for WWI liturgy
Pan-Orthodox liturgy sees huge numbers of multi-faith parishioners gather to mark the lives lost in WWI
In a rare occasion, priests from Greek, Serbian, Russian and Romanian Orthodox faiths gathered to mark the 13 million lives lost in the Eastern European front during the First World War.
The Pan-Orthodox Divine Liturgy and memorial service held at the Holy Monastery of Axion Esti in Northcote on Saturday saw hundreds of young and old gather to commemorate the 100 year anniversary.
Each orthodox priest had the opportunity to give the liturgy in their church’s native tongue, with an English liturgy also held.
Many of the young that attended came in national consumes, with choir groups from many nationalities helping with the psalms.
The church service was then followed by a memorial service and a laying of the wreaths ceremony at the Cenotaph.
The Consul General of Greece for Melbourne, Christina Simantirakis was joined by local MP Jenny Mikakos and members of the Australian defence force in laying wreaths for the fallen.
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