The Bureau of AHEPA New South Wales paid a visit to Archbishop Makarios of Australia at the Archdiocese’s seat a few days ago. Led by President Vassilis Skandalakis, former President Giannis Kallimanis, Secretary Dr. Panagiotis Diamantis, Treasurer Theophilos Premetis and Coordinator of the “Kostis Palamas” Cultural Center Dr. Vasilis Adrachtas had a friendly and sincere audition with Archbishop Makarios of Australia.
The main subject of discussion was the cooperation of AHEPA NSW with the Archdiocese of Australia and the ways in which AHEPA NSW can support its vision and work. The two sides also discussed the financial support of AHEPA NSW to the St Andrew’s Theological College and the Youth Center of the Archdiocese on Bribie Island near Brisbane.
As it is known, 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution, 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the Great Fire of Smyrna, and 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of the Australian Archdiocese. Those historical events were of great importance for Greek history and, therefore, they should be celebrated with due respect.
As has already been announced, AHEPA NSW through the Cultural Center “Kostis Palamas” prepares a series of events in 2020 to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Thermopylae and Salamis (480 BC) during the Greco-Persian Wars.
On behalf of AHEPA NSW, President Vasilis Skandalakis thanked Archbishop Makarios for the audition, confirmed the support of AHEPA NSW to his work and wished him every success.