Saint Paul’s Antiochian Orthodox Church in Brisbane was blessed with the patronage of His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios on the 2nd and 3rd of March for the beginning of Great Lent. His Eminence attended the Great Compline services on both Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Light refreshments were served after the services, where His Eminence commended the parish on its recent hard work and reminded them that the spiritual fruits of hard work will be enjoyed by future generations.

The purpose of the visit was primarily to provide spiritual encouragement for the beginning of the Lenten period. His Eminence also had discussions with the parish to facilitate the purchasing of the property adjacent to the Church.

A blessed and enriching Great Lent to all.