Overview of 2014 Missionary Visit to Indonesia

Overview of 2014 Missionary Visit to Indonesia In November 2012, with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos and His Eminence Metropolitan Konstantinos of Singapore, eight men from the Greek Orthodox Christian Society travelled to Medan, Indonesia, for a ten-day medical and missionary visit at the request of Fr Chrysostomos Manalu, an Orthodox priest of Indonesian background. Over the last 2 years, Lychnos has published a number of articles outlining various aspects of this visit. Towards the end of 2014, nine members of the Orthodox Christian Society revisited Indonesia again. This article will reflect on their relationship with the [...]

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The Great Commission

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mat. 28:19-20) With these words St Matthew closes his Gospel. He opened his Gospel with the genealogy of Christ, but curiously, this genealogy did not start with Adam. Rather, St Matthew starts his genealogy with Abraham. Why does he start with Abraham? We may find a clue in what God says to [...]

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Missionary Visit to St Nicholas, Canberra

On Sunday 30th November, with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, a small group from the Greek Orthodox Christian Society, along with their families, visited the parish of St Nicholas, Canberra.  They delivered a sermon, chanted in a Byzantine choir, presented a talk and play, and exhibited Orthodox Christian books. The visit was greeted by the parish priest, Fr Petros Kipouros, with precious blessings for all.   Members of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society and their families, with Fr Petros Kipouros, at their visit to St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Parish, Canberra

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Missionary Visit to Medan, Indonesia

On Wednesday 26th November, with the blessings of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos and His Eminence Metropolitan Konstantinos of Singapore, nine men from the Greek Orthodox Christian Society departed for Medan, Indonesia, at the request of Fr Chrysostomos Manalu, an Orthodox priest of Indonesian background. The men will provide medical assistance, as well as deliver Christian talks and sermons to the many Orthodox faithful in Medan. In upcoming editions of Lychnos, we will be featuring a new series of articles on this visit and the Orthodox faithful in Indonesia. Picture below: Nine members of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society on their [...]

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Missionary Work

Missionary Visits: “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there as well” says the Lord (Mt 18:20). We are blessed to have Orthodox Christians throughout Australia. With the blessing of our Archdiocese, the Greek Orthodox Christian Society conducts visits to cities and towns throughout Australia. During those visits, in order to promote the word of God, we make presentations and speeches, perform plays, songs and chants, as well as have book exhibitions. We interact with the Orthodox Christians we visit, and learn from them in terms of their own experiences all they have to share with [...]

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