A fruitful meeting with the members of the Orthodox Student Associations operating and active in four university institutions of New South Wales, as well as with the Clergy responsible for them, was held on Thursday, November 3, with His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia.
Specifically, the meeting was attended by students from the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), of the University of Sydney (The University of Sydney), of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS Sydney) and and Macquarie University (Macquarie University). His Eminence welcomed them cordially and thanked them for their zeal, in order to keep the Orthodox faith present and live in higher education and by extension in the scientific community.
Afterwards, His Eminence listened with attention and paternal interest to the trials and concerns of the young people, while a constructive discussion followed, with the participation of the Clergy responsible for the Orthodox Student Associations.
At the end of the meeting, Archbishop Makarios gave his blessing to the students and urged them to continue working with devotion for the glory of Christ and the Church, while he assured them that he will be firmly by their side, in their every need and in every God-pleasing initiative they undertake.
It is noted that, on this occasion, the Chancellor of the Holy Archdiocese, Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne, Very Rev. Father Christophoros Krikelis, was appointed in charge of the Chaplaincy Services of Students of the Holy Archdiocese.