Archbishop Makarios of Australia, the clergy and the faithful attended a spiritual event on Saturday night, April 24, which took place in the Parish of the Resurrection of Christ in Kogarah, Sydney.
The kontakion by Saint Romanos the Melodist entitled “To the Rich Man and Lazarus” was set to music and presented for the first time by the Byzantine Choir of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia.
At the end of the event, the Archbishop put forward four points of kontakion:
- The preface, which is a prayer and invocation of God’s mercy.
- The reference to pride and its effects on the spiritual life.
- The confession and the request of the Rich Man.
- The final part of kontakion, which is an invocation of God’s mercy.
Finally, the Archbishop congratulated the Hierarchical Head of the Church, Archimandrite Kyriakos, and the lead singer of the Choir, Dimitrios Koumbaroulis, as well as all the laity and clergy present.