On Sunday 24 March, the Greek Community of St Anna on the Gold Coast commemorated Greek Independence Day.

Father Roman conducted the Divine Liturgy and immediately after a memorial service was held outside the church at the cenotaph.

Wreaths were laid by the President of the Greek Community of St Anna, James Nides, President of Chapter Defkalion Gold Coast AHEPA Helen Zahos, along with two students representing the Greek Ethnic School of St Anna, Chryssa Dakin-Cominos and Georgina Georgiou.


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Following the wreath laying ceremony, the Ladies Auxiliary invited parishioners to the Hellenic Function Centre for a Lenten brunch. This was well-attended by parishioners, students, parents, and dancers.

The Senior Dance group performed and provided an entertaining display. Afterwards the official program of the Greek Ethnic School commenced.

Principal of the school, Vasiliki Giannopoulou gave an outline of the history of Greek Independence Day, followed by a program of poems, a small play and various songs.