On the Saturday before Pentecost, June 11, All Souls’ Day, the pastoral tour of Archbishop Makarios of Australia to the island state of Tasmania begins.
On this day, which is also the feast of St Bartholomew the Apostle, the Archbishop will preside over the Divine Liturgy, at the end of which he will perform a Trisagion for the repose of souls. The Divine Liturgy will be held at the Holy Trinity Church in Hobart. Bishop Bartholomew of Harioupolis, Archdiocesan Commissioner for Tasmania, and Bishop Kyriakos of Sozopol, Archdiocesan Commissioner for Melbourne will be there.
A reception in the Parish Hall will follow.
On Pentecost Sunday, June 12, the Archbishop of Australia will officiate at the Orthros and preside over the Tridentine Divine Liturgy at St George’s Church, Hobart. The Vespers of the Holy Spirit will be held in the same Church, presided over by the Archbishop, and afterwards a luncheon will be served in the Greek Hall in honour of the Archbishop.
On Monday of the Holy Spirit, June 13, Mr. Makarios will officiate at the Holy Trinity Church of Hobart. During the Divine Liturgy, he will ordain the Parish Vicar, Fr. Dimitrios Katsis, as a Pastor, and Mr. Stefanos Papastamatis as a Reader.
This will be followed by a Greek Feast, which is organized by the Parish of the Holy Trinity.
Finally, on Saturday, June 18, the Archbishop of Australia will visit the Greek Orthodox Parish of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Launceston, where he will preside over the Orthros and the Divine Liturgy.
During the rest days, Tuesday June 14 to Friday June 17, the Archbishop will hold meetings with the State Authorities, as well as with the Archbishops of the Catholic and Anglican Churches. In addition, he will meet many of the expatriates with whom he will discuss the future of Hellenism in the State of Tasmania.