AHEPA Chapter Antigone celebrates Saint Antigone and Fathers’ Day

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Chapter Antigone of AHEPA NSW INC honoured the feast day of Saint Antigone and Fathers’ Day with an artoklasia (blessing of the loaves) at the Orthodox Church of the Resurrection of the Christ, Kogarah, and a celebratory luncheon.

Members and friends of Chapter Antigone, led by President Mrs Charoulla Themistocleous and AHEPA NSW INC President Bill Skandalakis answered the invitation of the Chapter, honouring the saint.

His Grace Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia conducted the artoklasia for Chapter Antigone, expressing his wish that the members continue their work in the fields of education and philanthropy.

Chapter Antigone wished His Grace many years on the occasion of the first anniversary of his election as Bishop by the Holy Synod of the Oecumenical Patriarchate, following the nomination by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, on 30 August 2021.

His Grace Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia conducted the artoklasia (blessing of the loaves) for Chapter Antigone.

Chapter Antigone bears the name of the fictional character from The Theban Trilogy by Sophocles, as well as of Saint Antigone, a martyr from Adrianople in eastern Thrace in the early 4th century CE. Thereby honouring both ancient and Christian Hellenism as well as the historic continuity of Hellenism.

With a view of the green surrounds of the Bardwell Valley Golf Club, Father’s Day was celebrated, with fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers in attendance, together with husbands, wives, children and grandchildren.

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