Archbishop Makarios of Australia accompanied by Assistant Bishop Ezekiel paid a visit to the Greek Orthodox Community and Parish of Dandenong and Districts and the Church of St. Panteleimon on Monday, January 27.
The Archbishop visited the temple and then participated in the Community Charity Workshop named “FEED 500”.
The Community of Dandenong prepares 1,000 sandwiches distributed free of charge to homeless and poor people each month. The Archbishop was not there as a mere spectator, but he himself helped to prepare the meals.
Archbishop Makarios thanked all those present for the warm welcome and congratulated them on their charity work especially for the “FEED 500” project which helps the poor and those in need.
He also underlined the importance of “teaching our children the Greek language and culture because our ancestors made a significant contribution to world culture.” “We must be proud of our ancestors,” he underlined.
He also said how important was “to love our neighbor and we the Orthodox love all people regardless of their origin and traditions.”