Archbishop Makarios of Australia, accompanied by the Protosyncellus of the Archdiocese, Bishop Aimilianos of Meloe, paid his first official visit to the Consulate General of Greece in Sydney on Tuesday, February 11.
Consul General Christos Karras and the staff of the Consulate welcomed the Archbishop who sent the wishes and blessings on behalf of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
“We must never forget that we are Greeks and that we are Orthodox,” the Archbishop underlined, firstly pointing out that this is a great legacy, which we must be proud of.
“As Greeks, we have a lot to offer to this society,” he added, noting that achieving this goal “depends on both the Church and the state.”
He underscored the need to travel a common road. “I want that we continue like this, to be together, beloved and united,” he said, “for the sake of the Church and our beloved homeland, Greece.”