On Tuesday February 18, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios attended the annual HSC Award Ceremony for students of the three Hellenic Orthodox Colleges of New South Wales.
Awards were presented to 2019 HSC graduate students from NSW schools All Saints Grammar School, St Euphemia College and St Spyridon College.
In his brief address, His Eminence Mr. Makarios warmly congratulated the pupils and students who excelled, while giving them his blessing and wishing for them to make good progress and achieve a similar distinction in the future.
The Archbishop shared words of wisdom to the young students, urging them to follow the values of their ancestors, maintain their Greek identity and remain committed to their Orthodox faith.
The room was filled with parents and guardians of the award-winning youth, who watched with enthusiasm and pride throughout the ceremony.
The ceremony was organised for the seventh year by the Educational Council of the Holy Archdiocese and was hosted in the hall of the St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College in Redfern, Sydney.
In addition to the Archbishop, multiple bishops of the Greek Orthodox Church were in attendance, including Bishop of Melois, Evagrios Koutouzis, His Grace Bishop Seraphim, Abbot Hieromonk Evagrios of the Holy Monastery of St John, along with Archimandrite Ieronymos Karmas.
Also in attendance were the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Mr. Christos Karras, the Directors of the Hellenic Orthodox Colleges and many priests of the Holy Archdiocese to praise and congratulate the high school students for their great accomplishments.