Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney launch costume exhibition to mark Greek Revolution bicentenary

·

The Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney has officially launched its amazing costume exhibition at the Hermes Lounge in Kogarah to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

Over 200 people were in attendance and had the pleasure of admiring traditional Greek costumes from regions as widespread as Crete, Macedonia, Epirus and Kastellorizo.

(L-R) Wife of Australian PM, Jenny Morrison, Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Christos Karras, Trade commissioner of Greece in Australia, Katia Gkikiza, and His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia. Photo: Vasilis Vasilas.

These attendees included a number of dignitaries and prominent members of the Greek community, including His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, the Consul General of Greece in Sydney, Christos Karras, the wife of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Jenny Morrison, Trade Commissioner of Greece in Australia, Katia Gkikiza, the High Commissioner of Cyprus in Australia, Martha Mavrommatis, the President of the Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of Kogarah, Nick Varvaris, Parish priests, Father Kyriakos and Father Dimitris, and the President of the Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney, Liana Vertzayias, among many others.

READ MORE: Hellenic Lyceum of Sydney amaze Greek community with preview of costume exhibition.

Official proceedings kicked off with a blessing ceremony (Agiasmos) by Archbishop Makarios, and this was followed by the national anthems of Greece and Australia, as well as the Ode to Freedom, by the National Metropolitan Choir.

Speeches were then given by Archbishop Makarios, Mr Karras, Ms Mavrommatis, Mr Varvaris and Mrs Vertzayias, all drawing attention to the rich Greek history and culture surrounding them.

The launch concluded with traditional dances from Morias and Thrace by the Aristotelion Academy of Greek Traditional Dance, which brought a smile to the faces of everyone in attendance.

*All photos by Syndesmos Connecting People and Their Stories / Vasilis Vasilas.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Fasolada: Niki Louca shares recipe for baked beans with tuna salad

Fasolada is one of those comfort foods that reminds us of grandparents, Greece, cold days, warm houses, fresh homemade bread.

Hellenic Writers’ Association of Australia call for ‘O Logos’ magazine submissions

The Hellenic Writers’ Association has called on members and Greek Australians to submit original works to the 2024 edition of ‘O Logos.’

Indian Hellenism: Bactria and the Indo-Greek Kingdom

The Indo-Greek Kingdom is arguably the most fascinating of all the Hellenistic Kingdoms, initially emerging from the Greek-Bactrian Kingdom.

2035: The end of the Greek community of Australia as we know it (Part Three)

In his previous article professor A.Tamis, referred to the consequences that will follow the year 2035 for the Australian diaspora.

An invitation to all: The Antipodean Palette Art Exhibition 2024 and Poetry Afternoon

The Greek Australian Cultural League (GACL) will again proudly present the Antipodean Palette Group Art Exhibition 2024.

You May Also Like

Stefanos Kasselakis elected new SYRIZA leader

35-year-old Stefanos Kasselakis has been elected the new leader of the left-wing, main opposition SYRIZA party.

Traditional Greek Recipes: Fish soup with herbs and cumin

This healthy fish soup is one of those recipes which give you amazing results with minimal effort.

Theodore Skalkos: Remembering the Greek magnate of Australia’s ethnic media

Exploring the dynamic life and enduring legacy of Theodore Skalkos, the influential figure behind Australia's ethnic media. Read more here.