At a meeting held 14 January 2021 of Jewish and Greek community representatives it was agreed that the time was right to consider another combined community event.
Attending the meeting were (L to R) Steve Lieblich (Director Public Affairs, Jewish Community Council WA), David Dempster (Vice President Jewish Community Council WA), Vassili Hatzidakis (St Andrews School Board of Directors), Savvas Pappasavvas (Australian Hellenic Council), Joan Hillman (President, Jewish Community Council WA) and Geoff Midalia (Vice President Jewish Community Council WA)
Following on from the successful Jews of Greece exhibition of October 2019, various styles of events were put forward and discussed between those present. Venues belonging to the two communities were examined, such as the Maccabi grounds and halls and the St Andrews School grounds, and a working party was nominated to visit St Andrews and view the school’s existing facilities as the potential site for the next occasion.
It was also agreed that a small committee could be formed between the two for the express purpose of maintaining the close relationship through an annual community event, plus the possible linking of the two community schools for youth education.
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Η Πέρθη τίμησε τον Όσιο Μακάριο και τα σεπτά ονομαστήρια του Αρχιεπισκόπου Αυστραλίας
Την Τρίτη, 19 Ιανουαρίου, οι πιστοί της Πέρθης τίμησαν τον Όσιο Μακάριο τον Αιγύπτιο, ημέρα που άγει τα σεπτά ονομαστήριά του ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αυστραλίας κ.κ. Μακάριος, στον Ι.Ν. του Αγίου Νεκταρίου, παραπλεύρως των νέων γραφείων της Ιεράς Αρχιεπισκοπής Αυστραλίας.
Με κατάνυξη συμμετείχαν στη Θεία Λειτουργία, στο τέλος της οποίας ο Πρωτοπρεσβύτερος π. Θεόκλητος Τσαχουρίδης, εκ μέρους του Θεοφιλεστάτου Επισκόπου Κυανέων κ. Ελπιδίου, ο οποίος βρίσκεται στο Σύδνεϋ για διοικητικά θέματα, ευχήθηκε στον εορτάζοντα Αρχιεπίσκοπο, υγεία, μακροημέρευση, κάθε ευλογία από τον Θεό και σύντομα να βρεθεί ανάμεσα στο ποίμνιο της Πέρθης.
Μετά το πέρας της Θείας Λειτουργίας, ακολούθησε κέρασμα προς τιμήν του Σεβασμιωτάτου.
Σημειώνεται, επίσης, ότι τελέστηκε Θεία Λειτουργία σε κάθε πολιτεία της Αυστραλίας για τα σεπτά ονομαστήρια του Αρχιεπισκόπου κ.κ. Μακαρίου.
A highly symbolic year for Greeks at home and around the world has begun - 2021 marks 200 years since the outbreak of the Greek Independence War in 1821, a landmark anniversary that will be celebrated with a series of events in #Greece and abroad.
The program of commemorative celebrations announced by the Greece 2021
Coordinating Committee was shaped following 1,827 proposals submitted by citizens, authorities and the Greek Diaspora. The celebrations highlight the historic significance of the Greek Revolution and its legacy for the historic course of 200 years and for Greece’s future.
The four pillars of “Greece 2021”
The celebrations and events will be based on the following four pillars set by the Committee “Greece 2021”:
“The Greek Revolution of 1821 as a pivotal chapter in Greek history and a piece in the puzzle of world history“
The goal of this pillar is to comprehend the Greek Revolution of 1821, to highlight its significance, its relationship with other revolutions and wars for independence that flared up at approximately the same time, and the effect it had on the rest of the world and how it was affected by it.
“Greece today, 200 years after independence”
The goal of this pillar is to highlight the dynamic components of contemporary Greek society through the creativity and participation of foundations, universities, local authorities, research institutes, cultural institutes, as well as individuals, etc.
“Greeks who left their mark on the world in the last 200 years”
The goal of this pillar is to feature the lives and work of Greeks who left their mark on Greece and the world, in science and arts, won Nobel prizes and Academy Awards, saved thousands of lives with their scientific discoveries and won world recognition and respect.
“2021 as a window of opportunity for the future of Greece”
This pillar refers to the driving forces that can contribute to Greece’s development in the future emphasizing on the country’s response to big challenges such as climate change, sustainable growth, peace and international collaboration, 4th Industrial Revolution etc.
Visit https://www.greece2021.gr/en/ to find out more about the anniversary and the celebrations.
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