New Year’s liturgy held at Greek Orthodox church in Batemans Bay for first time in 24 years

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For the first time in 24 years, the Divine Liturgy for the feast day of the Circumcision of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh and the memory of Saint Basil the Great, took place at the Church of Saint John the Forerunner and Baptist in Batemans Bay, New South Wales, on New Year’s Day.

For more than 40 years, the needs of the Greek Community of the region were initially served in the local Anglican church.

New Years divine liturgy held for first time in over 20 years at Batemans Bay.
New Years divine liturgy held for first time in over 20 years at Batemans Bay.

On the day, many devout Christians gathered at the church for the historic commemoration of the first day of the new year.

The liturgy was followed by the cutting of the customary Vasilopita, which was blessed by Father Savas Pizanias.

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