Greek community farewells today the much loved Father Nicholas Bozikis


The Greek community of Sydney gathered today at Saint Nicholas Church in Marrickville to say their last goodbye to the much loved Father Nicholas Bozikis who passed away at the age of 79. Born in 1944 on the Greek island of Zakynthos, he dedicated over 50 years of his life to serving as a priest within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia in Sydney.

Archbishop Makarios of Australia presided over the service with senior members of the clergy. (VIDEO)

For over five decades, Father Nicholas dedicated himself wholeheartedly to his calling as a priest within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia in Sydney. His journey of service began in earnest, unfolding over various parishes where he imparted his wisdom, compassion, and unwavering devotion to his faith. From 1989 to 1994, he graced the parishioners of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church in Kingsford with his pastoral care, fostering a sense of belonging and spiritual nourishment within the community. Following his tenure at St. Spyridon, Father Nicholas continued his ministry at St. Stephanos in Hurlstone Park until 2011. In 2018 at Agios Nikolaos Orthodox Church, Marrickviile, was the announcement of charismatic Father Nikolaos Bozikis’ retirement where his presence was a source of solace and inspiration to all who sought his guidance.

Upon his retirement from active parish duties, Father Nicholas embarked on a new chapter of service, traveling across Sydney to conduct services, offer counsel, and spread the light of his faith to all corners of the city. His commitment to his vocation remained steadfast, undiminished by the passage of time or the challenges of age.

Father Nicholas’s impact extended far beyond the confines of his parish walls. He was a beacon of hope and a pillar of strength, embodying the virtues of compassion, humility, and unwavering faith. His gentle demeanor and genuine concern for the well-being of others endeared him to all who had the privilege of knowing him.

In addition to his devoted service to his parish and community, Father Nicholas cherished his role as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family was the cornerstone of his life, providing him with unwavering love and support throughout his journey of faith and service.

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