The National Committee for the Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution has released its preliminary program of events for 2021.
The Committee, chaired by His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, have planned over 250 events to mark the important bicentenary anniversary, with some already taking place.
Some of the main events of the Pan-Australian program are:
- The unveiling of five monuments throughout Australia.
- The 12th Clergy Meeting.
- The National Youth Conference of the Holy Archdiocese, which will have the theme and motto “For Faith and Homeland.”
The program also includes:
- Minting a special collector coin.
- The circulation of an anniversary series of stamps.
- A large number of lectures across all Australian universities.
- Symposiums and conferences.
- Concerts, parades and school festivals.
- Film screenings, photography exhibitions and theatrical performances.
- Tree planting and dance parties.
- Anniversary publications.
There will also be a total of seven multi-priest Divine Liturgies across Australia to highlight the ecclesiastical character of the National struggle.
The National Committee for the Commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution was set up back in early July and is made up of representatives from across Australia, including Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory.