Archbishop Makarios Leads Holy Archdiocese of Australia into Second Century of Faith

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Today marks a significant milestone in the history of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia as it commemorates its centenary year (1924-2024). Under the esteemed leadership of Archbishop Makarios, the faithful celebrate a century of unwavering faith and devotion to the Greek Orthodox tradition.

In a historic decision exactly five years ago, on May 9, 2019, the Holy and Sacred Synod, convened under the guidance of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, elected Archbishop Makarios as the sixth Primate of the ecclesiastical province of Australia. This momentous occasion signified a new chapter in the journey of the Greek Orthodox community in Australia.

Archbishop Makarios, a dedicated servant of the Church and a true exponent of the Phanar ethos, has led the Holy Archdiocese with wisdom, compassion, and unwavering dedication. His commitment to the spiritual welfare of the faithful has inspired hope and unity among the Greek Orthodox community in Australia.

Over the past five years, Archbishop Makarios has guided the Holy Archdiocese on a path of continuous growth and progress. Despite the challenges encountered along the way, Archbishop Makarios has remained steadfast in his resolve to uphold the traditions and values of the Orthodox faith.

"We look to Christ and only move forward," Archbishop Makarios has often proclaimed, echoing the sentiment of resilience and perseverance that defines the Greek Orthodox community in Australia.

As the Holy Archdiocese of Australia enters its second century of existence, the faithful express gratitude to Archbishop Makarios for his exemplary leadership and tireless dedication. His vision for the future of the Church inspires confidence and optimism among the faithful as they continue to bear witness to the teachings of Christ in Australian society.

In celebration of this momentous occasion, the Holy Archdiocese of Australia invites all members of the Greek Orthodox community to join in prayer and thanksgiving. May the next century be filled with blessings, growth, and Archbishop Makarios's continued guidance.

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