On Sunday, March 21, the Archdiocesan District of Adelaide celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.
The celebrations began with the official Doxology, which took place at the Church of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene in Athelstone, presided over by Bishop Silouan of Sinope, in the presence of the Consul General of Greece in South Australia, and military authorities.
Then, Bishop Siluan of Sinope and the clergy of the city offered a memorial service for the rest of the souls of those who fought and fallen “for the faith of Christ and the freedom of the homeland” of the Greek ancestors at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier (National War Memorial), which is located in the center of the city. Wreaths were also laid in honor of the fighters.
In the evening of the same day, the Parish-Community of Prophet Elias in Norwood organized an event entitled “March to Freedom,” in which more than seven hundred attendees attended a comprehensive presentation of the events of the Revolution and the struggle of the immigrants in Australia to preserve the faith, customs, traditions and to pass on their legacy to the younger generations.