On January 19 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Makarios the…
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From midnight tonight, wearing face masks across Greater Sydney NSW will be a compulsory and legal requirement in indoor venues including places of worship such as Greek Orthodox churches; in addition to cinemas, gaming areas, on public transport and for staff at hospitality venues, with failure to do so resulting in a $200 fine starting Monday.
On December 27 the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast Day of Agios Stefanos. Saint Stephen was the first of the seven deacons whom the Apostles ordained to serve the Church in Jerusalem. Being filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit, he worked miracles and wonders among the people. Today is also the name day of Stefanos, Stefania, Mavrikos and Mavrikia. Xronia Polla!
Making Christmas extra special this year, St. Catherine’s junior choir visited the St Basil’s Randwick location to perform Christmas Carols for the residents.
The Forefeast of the Nativity of our Lord begins on December 20. From now on, most of the liturgical hymns in Greek Orthodox Churches worldwide will be concerned with the birth of Jesus Christ our Saviour.
Spiro Stavis, newly appointed Acting CEO, has a vision for St. Basil’s NSW & ACT: for consumers to see their lives improve upon joining the St. Basil’s family of programs and services. He speaks about his new role, “I can honestly say that I have never felt so fulfilled in my professional life. I know that every day I make a positive difference in somebody’s life.”
One of the most loved and admired figures of the Greek Orthodox Church, the beloved chef of Mount Athos, Father Epifanios Mylopotaminos, has passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.