On Sunday, February 7, the Central Youth Committee “Saint Stephen the First Martyr” of the Archdiocesan District of Adelaide made a pilgrimage visit to St Nicholas Parish, in the town of Wallaroo in South Australia.
The day started beautifully with a hierarchical Divine Liturgy, presided over by Bishop Siluan of Sinope, supported by the Presbyter Fr. Christos Tsoraklidis and the visiting priests Presbyters Fr. Michael Psarommatis and Presbyters Fr. Jeremiah Krieg.
The humble church was filled (observing all the preventive measures against the coronavirus) with many young people that traveled about two hours from Adelaide and parishioners of St. George Parish from the neighboring town of Port Pirie. In his inspirational sermon, Bishop Siluan spoke about the parable of the talents, which was the evangelical reading of the day.
After the Divine Liturgy, the ladies of the Philoptochos Fraternity offered a meal with delicious fried fish, after which coffee and sweets (Greek and non-Greek) were offered. The young men and women then had the opportunity to discuss the faith with Bishop Siluan and the priests and receive answers to questions that concern them.
Afterwards, they enjoyed the walk to the impressive port pier, where tons of grain are loaded to be transported around the world.
Everyone left Wallaroo praising God for giving them the opportunity to spend a beautiful day, enjoying each other’s company in Christ, and looking forward to the next trip to one of the parishes of the Archdiocese of Adelaide in the countryside of South Australia.