On Tuesday the 5th October 2021, His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea was the keynote speaker at a Marriage Seminar held in the Seminar Room of the Archdiocesan District of Perth offices in Dianella.

His Grace opened the seminar by conveying to all the couples the love and best wishes of His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia for their forthcoming weddings.

In his keynote address, His Grace outlined in detail the meaning and symbolism behind the many rituals within the marriage ceremony. The couples brainstormed the meaning and purpose of marriage, which His Grace emphasised to be the salvation of the human person.

His Grace encouraged all the couples to reflect on how the beautiful symbolism of the marriage ceremony rituals might enhance their understanding of how to faithfully live within an Orthodox marriage. That is, to always remember that the unity of the couple, symbolised by the drinking from the common cup and the ribbon joining the crowns, must not undermine the unique character and nature of each of the participants in the marriage.

Following His Grace’s address to the couples, Fr Terry Gerovasilis briefly shared his personal experiences and advice on how to build the foundations of an Orthodox home and family life and how to also balance our spiritual life with our everyday life.

The seminar was extremely well received with great feedback by all the 17 couples who were in attendance.


Dear Faithful, His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyaneon with the assistance of all clergy, will be celebrating the liturgy of Saint James on Saturday 23rd October 8.00am - 11.00am at St Nektarios Church, 22 Dianella Drive, Dianella. All are welcome to attend!! This Service will be in English and in Greek.

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All are welcome to attend the very special Matins and Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Sts Constantine and Helene on Sunday 17th October. This service will be officiated by His Grace Bishop Elpidios of Kyaneon.

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An invitation is extended to all school children aged 12-18 years to partake in the CAWA Youth School Holiday Cooking Class. Demonstrated by Helen Anastasas the class will make the very popular Greek shortbread  'Kourambiedes' using the traditional S, crescent shape, and then a choice of modern twists.

Kourabiedes Greek Shortbread

Date:    Wednesday 6th October 2021

Time:    10 am drop off - 12 pm pick up

Venue:  Hellenic Community Hall

              Parker Street, Northbridge

Cost:     $10.00

Morning tea provided.

RSVP essential please confirm via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile 0421 644 163

We look forward to welcoming your children and grandchildren.

Castellorizian Association of WA (CAWA)