Ahead of Christmas, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios has issued a Christmas message for Australia’s Greek Community.
In his message, Archbishop Makarios calls for people to focus on the real meaning of Christmas instead of accumulating material goods and wealth and he goes on to explain that “the most beautiful things in life we can’t see, but we can only feel them”.
“It is a fact that a pervasive insecurity and phobia has engulfed the world, which spreads like a cloud of dust, causing a disturbing shortness of breath in humanity. Some, are trying to face this situation, by accumulating goods and wealth. Some others believe that their relationship with powerful personalities, will spare them from suffocating. Others again, resort to spiritual vaccinations with unfounded ideas and philosophies or even religious teachings which, indeed not real, instead of healing they spiritually poison and torture.” reads the Archbishop’s message.
“…The birth of Christ is a source of true joy for the universe, source of hope and strength for those of us who experience the deeper spiritual dimension of this great religious feast…” the message continues.
READ THE FULL LETTER IN GREEK BELOW: