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Diver catches the cross at Port Melbourne but gets insults instead of God’s blessing

Since the age of 15, Mikes Legkos has been taking part as a swimmer in the Blessing of the Water ceremony during Theofania. A devout Christian, diving for the cross …

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Archbishop notes spirit of generosity at Epiphany and calls for greater effort to help fire victims

Thousands of people from Sydney’s Orthodox parishes and Greek communities, braved the light rain to converge on Yarra Bay Beach in Phillip Bay, to celebrate Epiphany on Sunday. It was …

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Lefcadian Brotherhood celebrate arrival of new year in style

The Lefcadians of Melbourne gathered at the Lefcadian Brotherhood centre to welcome 2020 on the evening of December 31. Despina Varveris, the president of The Lefcadian Brotherhood “Lefcada”, said that …

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A son of Greek migrants amongst those leading migration in Australia

Despite the fact that Australia has always been and, in many cases, still appears to be the ‘promised land’ for many immigrants who decide to leave their homeland and seek …

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Anti-abortion posters ordered to be removed from the Greek metro

Greece’s centre-right New Democracy (ND) government ordered the removal of anti-abortion posters which carried the slogan “Choose Life” under the photograph of an unborn fetus. These advertisements were put up …

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Greek education ministry scraps school holiday for Three Holy Hierarchs

Schools in Greece have always remained closed during the 30 January feast of the Three Holy Hierarchs (Treis Ierarches), the patron saints of education – St Basil the Great, St …

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Bushfires: ‘This crisis will almost certainly set whole species extinctions in motion,’ says environmentalist Natalie Kyriacou

There has been an outpouring of grief in Australia and across the globe as images of the devastation caused by raging bushfires have circulated on social media. As well as …

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Rubicon attacked residence of Australian Ambassador to Greece

Members of the anarchist group known as Rubicon attacked the residence of Arthur Spyrou, the Australian Ambassador to Greece. They scattered flyers and wrote slogans on the walls of the …

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Sam Karagiozis fights to get back his assets

Sam Karagiozis, the 28-year-old self-made self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur”, is fighting to regain control of his Bitcoin empire following charges over his role in a drug-trafficking syndicate. His lawyers have filed exclusion …

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Greek ‘interloper’ catches cross in Blessing of Waters drama at Port Melbourne

Thousands of Greek Australians gathered at regions around the country to celebrate Theofania (Epiphany Day) with ‘blessing of the water’ ceremonies in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. In Melbourne, there …