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Donation box and religious icon stolen in break and enter at Greek Orthodox Church in Red Hill

The Holy Monastery of Panagia Kamariani in Red Hill, Victoria, has been burgled for the third time, the perpetrators taking a donation box and precious icon. CCTV footage from the …

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Local traditions flavour Apokries celebrations around Greece

1 PATRAS The Patras Carnival is the biggest in Greece and one of the best in Europe. The town crier announces the start of the carnival in mid January to …

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Greek Australian Malamo Carras, who stood in as Aliki Vougiouklaki’s body double, celebrates 80th birthday

Malamo (Mitsi) Carras celebrated a milestone birthday in Brisbane last week with her husband, Neos Kosmos correspondent John Karra. Aside from her connection to the newspaper, her 80th birthday has …

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Today marks Tsiknopempti: Find out what we celebrate on this meat-heavy Thursday

Today, Thursday 20 February, marks a special day on the Greek Orthodox Calendar: Tsiknopempti (Τσικνοπέμπτι) – especially for meat-lovers. It signals the start of the last weekend that the faithful …

La Trobe University celebrates the Greek language

La Trobe is inviting youth to its annual “Languages and Linguistics Day” that will form part of La Trobe University’s Orientation Week. The event is geared towards celebrating and promoting …

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Pontiaki Estia reins in the new year with cutting of vasilopita

Pontiaki Estia Melbourne hosted a special event on Sunday, 16 February at the Holy Monastery of Axion Estin in Northcote to cut a vasilopita for 2020. President Kostas Tseprailidis was …

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Metropolitan of New Zealand visits Greek Community of Melbourne

The Metropolitan of New Zealand Myron paid a visit to the Greek Community of Melbourne last week, accompanied by Auckland Priest George Kanellis and Metropolitan Secretary Evangelos Kambitakis. Metropolitan Myron …

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Oakleigh Grammar honours student leaders

New student leaders were honoured at a special assembly at Oakleigh Grammar School on Friday, 14 February. As every year, selected students from Year 5-12 were elected by the school …

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Thousands flocked to Bayswater’s Ouzo Festival! [PHOTOS]

Building on the success of the previous years, the annual Ouzo Festival at Melbourne’s eastern suburb of Bayswater proved once again that you don’t need a plane ticket to enjoy …

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First Greek Youth Summit met with great success!

Those who attended the first ever Greek Youth Summit at the Mezzanine level of the Greek community centre on Lonsdale Street were left with the greatest impression as a wind …