Greek Presidential Guard escorts Holy Epitaph in Melbourne (VIDEO)

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The visiting Greek Presidential Guard had the honourable duty of escorting the Holy Epitaph and procession on Good Friday at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. Anargiri in Oakleigh, Melbourne in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop of Australia Makarios and other dignitaries.

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The Evzones struck an imposing figure as they escorted the Holy Epitaph and later guard it in the Church, adding further poignancy to the religious sentiment of the evening as hundreds of Orthodox faithful congregated for what is the first ‘normal’ Easter since the pandemic disrupted our  secular and religious calendar.

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At Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Date: 22 April 2022.

Presiding also were His Grace Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopolis, His Grace Bishop Evmenios of Kerasoundos with other dignitaries in attendance including:

Ms Gladys Liu MP (Member for Chisholm) Representing Scott Morrison
Mr. Tony Tsourdalakis (Chairman for Victorian Council of Greek National Day)
Mr. Emmanuel Kakavelakis (Consul General of Greece, Melbourne)
Mr. Mathew Guy MP, Member for Bulleen, Leader of the State Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Party.

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Greek Orthodox Church of St. Anargiri in Oakleigh 

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Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia Date: 22 April 2022.
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Greek Orthodox Church , Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Greek Orthodox Church of St. Anargiri in Oakleigh   
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Greek Orthodox Church of St. Anargiri in Oakleigh

Images by Nick Bourdaniotis / Bourdo Photography (Copyright)