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March 2023

Sunday of Veneration of the Holy Cross Celebrated at St George Cathedral, Redfern

March 22nd, 2023|

On Sunday 21st March 2023, the faithful of St George Cathedral in Redfern gathered to celebrate the Sunday of Veneration of the Holy Cross. The service was presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios, who a group of faithful joined. The message of His Eminence was very uplifting and [...]

Antiochian Orthodox Family Committee hosted a Family Day Retreat – St. Mary, Mays Hill

March 20th, 2023|

The newly blessed Antiochian Orthodox Family Committee recently hosted a successful event at St. Mary Mays Hill on March 18th. Over 120 people attended, including parents who participated in talks and activities in the church, while their children engaged in various age-appropriate arts and crafts activities in the hall. [...]

Stephen Kamper, MP announced support to the Antiochian Community

March 17th, 2023|

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, Mr Stephen Kamper, MP, the Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism, visited the office of H.E. Metropolitan Basilios in Punchbowl. H.E. Metropolitan Basilios welcomed the honourable visitor and accompanied him to visit the currently under-construction St. Nicholas aged care centre. The project will deliver care and [...]

Saturday of Souls in Rookwood Cemetery

March 8th, 2023|

On 18th February 2023, the Saturday of the departed, H.E. Metropolitan Basilios, the Rev. clergy and faithful from different Churches across our Archdiocese in Sydney visited the newly built Antiochian Orthodox Chapel “The Holy Resurrection” and prayed the Trisagion service for the rest of souls of all beloved departed [...]

The Sunday of Orthodoxy

March 7th, 2023|

On Sunday the 5th of March, the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese gathered to celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy and the first Sunday of Great Lent at the church of St. Mary of the Nativity. Parishioners had the opportunity to bring an icon from their home and join in the [...]

February 2023

2023 HSC Commemoration Evening

February 19th, 2023|

2023 is the fifth year of the annual HSC commemoration event for the Antiochian Archdiocese of Australia, NZ & Philippines. The event was bigger and better this year with 42 students in attendance and their siblings and parents. It was held on Friday 17th February 2023 at the St [...]

Catastrophic Earthquake in Syria & Turkey

February 8th, 2023|

His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios has been in contact with His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch, after the earthquake that struck the region on Monday early morning, offering his prayers, solidarity, and support for everyone affected by the earthquake centred in Turkey. More than 4,300 people have died in [...]

The Commencement Blessing Service of the Education and Ministries New Year

February 6th, 2023|

On Saturday the 4th of February 2023, under the patronage of His Eminence Basilios, Church school teachers, ACOY youth leaders, parents and children attended a smaller blessing of the water service at the Antiochian Orthodox Youth Centre, to commence the 2023 education and youth ministries new year. Following the [...]

January 2023

Divine liturgy at St Elias, Wollongong

January 30th, 2023|

On Sunday 29 January 2023, H.E. Metropolitan Basilios presided over the Divine Liturgy at St Elias Church - Wollongong. After the sermon, H.E. gave his blessing and best wishes to the parish priest Rev. Archimandrite Ephram Abbassi on the occasion of his Patron Saint's feast day. H.E. Metropolitan Basilios [...]

H.E. Metropolitan Myron of NZ visits Archdiocese

January 25th, 2023|

On the 23rd of January 2023, His Eminence Metropolitan Myron of New Zealand and the Reverend Father Meletios visited the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese in Sydney, where they were received by His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios. During their meeting, the two hierarchs engaged in discussions on matters of mutual concern and the [...]

Congratulations to our Theological Graduates

January 25th, 2023|

The Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines are pleased to announce the graduation and send our congratulations to two members of our Archdiocese. Deacon Jason Israel (BTh, MTh) Deacon Jason Israel completed the Bachelor of Theology (BTh) in 2016 and graduated in 2017 with majors [...]


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