Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney educate students on history of traditional Greek costumes

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The Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney held a “Meet and Greet” event with students from three local Greek Orthodox Schools on Monday, June 24 at the church hall of St Nicholas in Marrickville.

The “Meet and Greet” was a collaboration between the Hellenic Lyceum, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia (GOAA), the Greek Ministry of Culture, and the three schools of St Euphemia College, All Saints Grammar and St Spyridon College. It was held as part of the programme of events celebrating the centenary anniversary of the GOAA.

During the event, students learned first hand about traditional Greek costumes exhibited on the day, and enjoyed various presentations in both Greek and English on Greek history, geography, and customs.

The short presentations were given by Vice Presidents of the Hellenic Lyceum, Marina Efthimiou and Dimitra Micos, English Secretary Christine Mitsopoulos, Greek Secretary Stella Sorotou, and dance ephorate Irene Tsenkas. President of the Hellenic Lyceum, Liana Vertzayias gave a welcome and presented the history of the women’s organisation to students.

Also present on the day were the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Yannis Mallikourtis, Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia, Father Michael and St Nicholas Parish President, Ilias Doumakis.

The Bishop and Mr Mallikourtis both spoke on the day. In his speech, Mr Mallikourtis shared with students the importance of maintaining their ties with their Greek heritage and language.

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