Archbishops Messages

World Day Against Child Labour

MESSAGE of Archbishop Makarios on World Day Against Child Labour On the occasion of today’s World Day Against Child Labour, our thoughts and attention turn to an extremely worrying and sad phenomenon that, unfortunately, continues to plague humanity even in the 21st century. Tens of

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National Reconciliation Week

Message from His Eminence Archbishop Makarios for National Reconciliation Week As we are in National Reconciliation Week, I feel the need to join my voice with the voices of all those who struggled throughout the decades to achieve reconciliation in this Australian nation. I feel

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International Day against Drugs

MESSAGE of Archbishop Makarios on International Day Against Drugs Today’s International Day Against Drugs is an opportunity to reflect on the extent to which this modern scourge has plagued humanity and especially young people and, at the same time, to realise the urgent need for collective

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International Youth Day

Message from Archbishop Makarios of Australia concerning International Youth Day  Today is dedicated to the youth; to the most active and creative building block of any society, to the most beautiful and fragrant blossom that adorns the garden of humanity. It may seem trite but

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International Day of Indigenous People

Message from Archbishop Makarios of Australia concerning International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Twenty-six years ago, the United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples to encourage the respect and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, as well

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Fire Appeal 13/1/20

My dear friends, With great sadness and heartache, we find ourselves in the midst of a fire crisis, which has unfolded in front of our eyes in recent days, here in our blessed Australia. We share the grief of the families and friends who lost

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COVID-19 in Victoria

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia To the faithful of the State of Victoria In light of the increasing number of outbreaks of Covid-19 cases in metropolitan Melbourne and all of Victoria, I urge all Greeks, but also our fellow people more broadly, not to

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Christmas Message

MAKARIOS by God’s mercy, Archbishop of the Most Holy Archdiocese of Australia, Primate and Exarch of All Oceania, to the God-loving Bishops, the gracious clergy and monastic brotherhoods, to the Presidents of the honourable Administrative Committees and Philoptochos Associations, to the teachers and students in

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Oxi Day

The heroic “NO” of October 28, 1940, is flanked with pride, gratitude and responsibility. These three words which echo through our ears only to travel to our thoughts, overwhelm our very existence today.   We stand with pride because 80 years ago the small and

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