Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is expected to visit Australia in early October for a variety of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
The news of the Patriarch’s visit was confirmed in January by Archbishop Makarios of Australia at a ceremony in Victoria where he cut the customary Vasilopita cake.
During the ceremony, the Archbishop also spoke proudly of Australia’s Greek Orthodox community.
“The Archdiocese’s 100-year presence here aligns with the history of this state. With their presence, ‘philotimo,’ hard work and progress, the Greeks have definitely influenced its history,” the Archbishop said in his speech.