On Saturday 7 January, members of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society, Orthodox Ladies Fellowship and the boys and girls from the youth fellowships (Ομάδες) gathered together for the unveiling of the synthema (motto) for 2017. The synthema provides a guiding focus for the events and camps throughout the year.

The program began with prayer and the singing of traditional new year’s carols. The keynote speakers were Dr John Psarommatis, President of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society (in Greek) and Mrs Panayiota Kranidiotis (in English). The synthema for 2017 was taken from 1 John 3:18 «Αγαπώμεν εν έργω και αληθεία»  (“Love in Deed and Truth”).