Aug 31, 2021
Dear parishioners and friends, the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has elected four new bishops this week for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, following a proposal by our spiritual Father and shepherd, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia. These are:
Bishop-elect Prochoros of Charioupolis
Bishop-elect Eumenios of Kerasounta
Bishop-elect Christodoulos of Magnesia
Bishop-elect Kyriakos of Sozopolis
This is a momentous occasion for our Holy Archdiocese, as these priests are all beloved by our Church and especially our parish. It is a testimony to the discernment of both His Eminence and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew that these tireless, spiritual, and compassionate labourers in the field of salvation have been elevated to such a glorious yet great responsibility. Άξιοι και Πάντα Άξιοι να είναι. It is moving for our parish, since our parish priest Very Revd Fr Athanasios Giatsios grew up alongside Bishop-elect Christodoulos, and Bishop-Elect Kyriakos remains the spiritual Father of so many of our parishioners. Glory to God for everything!