Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia release stamps to mark Greek Revolution bicentenary

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Personalised stamps to mark the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution have been issued by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

The stamps were organised by the Archdiocese using a personalised stamp service offered by Australia Post to the general public.

The series comprises of four stamps designed by artist, Angela Kiki Konstantinopoulou, and depict heroic clerical figures of the Orthodox Church.

Angela with some of her artworks. Photo supplied.

This includes: Patriarch Gregory V (ethnomartyr and saint of the Orthodox Church), Metropolitan Palaion Patron Germanos, Bishop Isaiah of Salona, and Archimandrite Grigorios Dikaios-Flessas (Papaflessas).

Ms Konstantinopoulou started exhibiting her artwork series ‘1821: Greek Independence Day Heroes’ in February this year to mark the bicentenary.

READ MORE: Exhibition launch of Angela Kiki’s 1821 Greek hero portraits hailed a success.

Angela with Archbishop Makarios giving him gift of an aboriginal elder earlier this year. Photo supplied.

In a press release, the artist said her unique art style and vibrant colours captivated everyone, including His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, who expressed his desire to have Ms Konstantinopoulou’s designs transferred into stamps.

Those who are interested can purchase the anniversary stamps from the bookstores of the Holy Archdiocese of Sydney and Melbourne. The stamps will also be available for purchase online soon.

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