ANZAC Day message from His Eminence Archbishop Makarios

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His Eminence Archbishop Makarios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, has released a message for ANZAC Day 2020, which you can read here-

Today we respectfully honour the thousands of men and women who gave their lives for Australia. We remember their sacrifice with gratitude and are inspired by their virtue and the principles for which they fought.

At the same time, we cannot forget the strong bonds of friendship that were forged between the Greek and Australian people; bonds that remain strong to today.

This year’s anniversary coincides with a different but, nonetheless, serious trial facing Australian society – the corona pandemic. In this difficult concurrence, we are inspired by our historical memory and encouraged to struggle together in a spirit of solidarity so that we all come out of this stronger and hold onto the hope that next year we will again proudly celebrate Anzac Day and be able to repeat the same phrase: “Lest we forget!

Commemorating ANZAC Day, 25 April