Lesvians in Sydney celebrate 110th anniversary of the island’s liberation

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The Mytilenian Brotherhood of Sydney & NSW commemorated the 110th anniversary of the liberation of the Greek island of Lesvos with a church service on Sunday, November 6.

The service was held at the Sts Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Greek Orthodox church in Liverpool in Sydney’s south west.

Following the Divine Liturgy, a small wreath laying ceremony was held at the cenotaph outside.

In attendance was the President of the Mytilenian Brotherhood, Peter Psomas; the President of the Greek Orthodox Community of Canberra, John Loukadellis; and the Presidents of the Antissian Association, Maria Iatrou and Trish Loukis.

After the event, Mr Psomas said in a post on Facebook: “Eternal memories, long live freedom, long live Greece, and long live our lovely island of Lesvos.”

Celebrations for the 110th anniversary of the liberation of Lesvos will continue next week with the Mytilenian Brotherhood’s annual dance on Saturday, November 12 from 7.30pm at the Mytilenian House in Canterbury.

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