Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Burwood to celebrate 50th anniversary

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The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Burwood and District is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Luncheon and Service Awards on Sunday, November 6 at 12pm at Le Montage in Lilyfield, Sydney and all parishioners and friends are invited to join in the celebration.

2020 officially marked our 50th anniversary of service, however, given the ongoing uncertainty, lockdowns and restrictions during 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we postponed some of our key celebrations to this year,” Penelopy Kioussis, President of the Parish and Community, said.

“We will therefore be celebrating this important milestone with a special 50th Anniversary Luncheon and Service Awards and we look forward to seeing those who have a special place in their hearts for our Parish and Community, joining us on this very special occasion.”

Tickets are $140 each and include a 3-course meal, beverages and entertainment – bookings can be made online at stnectariosburwood.ecwid.com or by telephoning 0417 207 107.

The event will also include the presentation of 50th Anniversary Service Awards, honouring those who have served the Parish and Community for significant periods of time during its history (10-plus years, 15-plus years, 20-plus years and 25-plus years), either as a volunteer or in a formal capacity.

If you, or someone you know, is eligible to receive a Service Award, please ensure that a Nomination Form is submitted by no later than Wednesday, October 19, so that the appropriate acknowledgements can be made. Nomination Forms can be obtained by emailing events@stnectariosburwood.com.au or ringing 0417 207 107.

“We look forward to seeing you all as we celebrate 50-plus years of contribution, memorable moments and achievements since our establishment in 1970,” Ms Kioussis said.

The Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Burwood and District Saint Nectarios was established in 1970 to serve the spiritual, cultural, educational and social needs of the local and broader Greek community.

The Church attracts worshippers from all over the metropolitan area, many of whom make a
pilgrimage to Burwood to worship its Patron Saint, Saint Nectarios, whose Feast Day is celebrated on November 9 each year.

They also come to admire the historic Neo-Gothic style sandstone Church building, which was opened by the Methodists in 1879, along with its magnificent leadlight windows and the beautiful iconography. Restoration works have recently been completed to faithfully maintain this important cultural asset.

The Church is honoured by bearing the name of Saint Nectarios, Bishop of Pentapolis, The Miracle Maker of Aegina, the Saint of the 20th Century, as he is called. 2020 marked 100 years since his repose and 2021 marked 60 years since he was declared a Saint.

READ MORE: St Nectarios Burwood raises $3,880 for NSW floods through film screening.

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