On Monday, November 20, a Hierarchical Synaxis of the clergy of the Archdiocesan Districts of Melbourne and Northcote convened, presided over by Archbishop Makarios of Australia, currently on an official visit to Melbourne, Victoria.
The Synaxis welcomed Bishops Kyriakos of Sozopolis and Evmenios of Kerasounta, serving as Archiepiscopal Vicars of Melbourne and Northcote respectively.
Archbishop Makarios delivered a comprehensive keynote speech centered on Bioethics. He meticulously explored its content, historical evolution, and its journey toward becoming a recognized scientific discipline, offering thorough analysis and insights.
Following the presentation, an engaging and constructive dialogue followed, allowing for the thoughtful exploration of the matter. Within the context of the Holy Synaxis, various administrative and practical matters were addressed, prompting Archbishop Makarios to provide the clergy with necessary instructions and guidance.