The Cretan Association of Sydney and New South Wales held a special memorial service for the 157th Anniversary of the Arkadi Monastery Holocaust.
Held on Sunday, November 26, the service took place at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the ‘Annunciation of our Lady’ in Redfern, Sydney.
Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis conducted the service and provided a speech directed to the youth in attendance at the church.
At the memorial service, President of the Greek Returned Servicemen League of NSW, Peter Tsigounis also recited the Ode to Remembrance. This was followed by a minute of silence for those who sacrificed their life for our freedom.
After the memorials, a wreath laying ceremony took place where many guests laid wreaths, including the Trade Commissioner of Greece in Australia, Chrysa Prokopaki; the President of the Cretan Association of Sydney & NSW, Emmanuel Vitetzakis; and the Vice President of the Cretan Youth Association of Sydney & NSW, Angelique Belivanis.