Orthodox Easter: A time filled with love and spirituality for residents of Ibis Care

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With Orthodox Easter approaching, the Ibis Care community commemorate this significant time in the Orthodox religious calendar.

As we look to Orthodox Easter residents and staff have celebrated with spiritual activities and cultural events in preparation for this important time, explains La Stacey Baramy, CEO of Ibis Care.


“We are proud to support residents in living a spiritual life; encouraging cultural traditions and facilitating activities is very important at Ibis Care,” Ms Baramy says.

Residents and staff eagerly participate in various events throughout lent including preparing Lazarakia, traditional Lenten Greek Easter bread, constructing the dough into Lazarus that they baked to savour with coffee and tea.

In recent days, residents of Ibis Care Blakehurst received blessings and the offer of Holy Communion and Holy Oil by Bishop Christodoulos of Magnesia. They also created crosses made from palm leaves on Palm Sunday.

“Together, we help residents experience a profound sense of spiritual upliftment and joy through religious events,” Ms Baramy says.

During Holy Week residents will create beautifully decorated candles ‘lambathes’ to light on Good Friday, they will boil eggs and dye them a deep red colour, and will bake tsourekia to enjoy together on Easter Sunday.

“In maintaining a spiritual life, our Greek Orthodox staff facilitate gatherings with meaningful spiritual discussions about Easter. Resident families and friends are invited and regularly involved in the daily lives of their loved ones at Ibis Care,” Ms Baramy adds.

“Ibis Care homes are warm, welcoming and friendly places where every resident is treated with respect, dignity and compassion.

“We pride ourselves on delivering a lived experience that goes beyond clinical needs, defined by moments of fun, family and friendship.”

Ibis Care is looking forward to hosting further Orthodox Easter ceremonies for residents during Holy Week and on Easter Sunday for them to enjoy with family and friends.

about ibis care

  • Ibis Care support Sydney’s St George and Sutherland Shire communities with residential aged care and independent living accommodation options.
  • Ibis Care’s residential aged care homes are in Blakehurst, Bexley, Mortdale and Miranda.
  • Ibis Care homes are warm, welcoming and friendly places where every resident is treated with respect, dignity and compassion. We pride ourselves on delivering a lived experience that goes beyond clinical needs, defined by moments of fun, family and friendship.
  • Ibis Care’s residential aged care homes each have a strong 4-Star Aged Care Rating by the Australian Government.
  • Learn more about Ibis Care at www.ibis.care

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