The Meaning of 60 Years of Mission Work

(By Professor Michael Anthony, lay preacher and founding president, Greek Orthodox Christian Society) The year 2015 has seen many Communal events and festivities, showing the work of the Greek Orthodox Christian Society in our city, and to a lesser extent in other parts of the Country. These events were generally impressive, and succeeded in showing to our Community the amount of Christian work taking place in Sydney. However, this was not the purpose of organising so many activities, which to say the least, were time consuming, simply for the reason to show our organising prowess. Our aim was much more [...]

2016-10-14T14:48:30+11:00January 23rd, 2016|

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 [...]

2016-10-14T14:50:02+11:00June 7th, 2015|

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 [...]

2016-10-14T14:50:03+11:00May 8th, 2015|

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 [...]

2020-04-09T18:30:11+10:00November 5th, 2014|
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