The AWA logo is symbolic of the mission and purpose of the Antiochian Welfare Association – community support and healing. The outstretched arms of the people in the centre of the logo symbolise the support and upliftment for people of all ages and diversity in the community. The olive branches on either side of the logo symbolise healing, as olive oil is used till this day for this spiritual purpose.
WE BELIEVE IN MERCY
The Antiochian Welfare Association (AWA) was officially established in October 2020 under the guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan Basilios. His goal was to establish an association for the relief of poverty, hardship, distress, helplessness and alienation amongst Australian citizens and residents suffering from these disadvantages in NSW. Through Christian values, the AWA aims to provide:
HELP WITH THE CHANGE TODAY
AWA has its constitution and board, and it is registered as incorporated.
The main goal for the AWA Committee in 2021 is to apply for funding to meet the objectives and address the needs of the community.
AWA will financially depend on government the philanthropic grant funding and the generous donations of community members. To donate to AWA, please transfer your donation to the following account:
- Account Name: AWA Donations
- BSB: 062-202
- Account Number: 1118 8933
To receive a receipt for your donation, please send an email to email@example.com with your full name, date of donation, amount of donation, mobile phone number and email address. The receipt will then be emailed or mailed to you.
For any inquiries pertaining to AWA, please contact the secretary Laura Attallah by clicking here or firstname.lastname@example.org)..
ST. JOHN THE MERCIFUL
His Eminence elected St John the Merciful – Patriarch of Alexandria as the patron saint of AWA, as the saint is well known for welfare and charity.
There will be an annual celebration of the establishment of this committee on the patron saint’s feast day (12th November).
By endurance you gained your reward, venerable Father;
you persevered in prayer unceasingly;
you loved the poor and provided for them in all things.
Blessed John the Merciful, intercede with Christ God that our souls may be saved.