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Source: The National Herald SYDNEY – His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia on the occasion of the centennial of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia issued an encyclical message regarding the history of the Archdiocese, its current course, and its journey  into the future with the recent granting of the new charter establishing an Eparchial Synod. Archbishop Makarios wrote, among other things: “Following the sacred tradition and ethos of our ancestors, we ceremoniously celebrate the anniversaries of historical events which have been significant and decisive for the advancement of the Church and the Greek People. One such important anniversary presents…

Source: Patheos – The Free Thinker BY BARRY DUKE BACK in 2017, ahead of Australia’s plebiscite to legalise gay marriage, the Greek Orthodox Church spent a great deal of time and money opposing same-sex unions. Then, at the beginning of this year, church members had a WTF? moment when the man who successfully pushed hard for marriage equality – Liberal Party Senator Andrew Bragg – was awarded the highest honour the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia can bestow. Bragg became the the first non-Greek and non-Orthodox person to receive the Order of Christ-Loving and was proclaimed a Grand Commander by the church’s newly-appointed head, His Eminence…