Events seeking justice for Cyprus being held around Australia

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram JUSTICE FOR CYPRUS SOUGHT IN NSW14 July: The Justice for Cyprus Co-coordinating Committee are organising a fundraiser lunch, to raise money for the expenses for the Commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus at the Cyprus Community Club (58-76 Stanmore Road, Stanmore).21 July: A memorial service in memory of the fallen of Cyprus and a prayer for the missing persons will be held at 10am on Sunday 21 July at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of Our Lady (242 Cleveland Street, Redfern). This will be followed by a trisagion service at 1.30pm. A rally for Cyprus will take place via Castlereagh Street, ending at Sydney Town Hall at 483 George Street, Sydney. At 3.30pm, the Anti-Occupation gathering will take place at the Cyprus Community of NSW and cultural events. Free buses will be available from the Cyprus Community Club (58-76 Stanmore Road, Stanmore) to Martin Place. Buses will depart between 12pm and 12.34 pm. return buses will depart from the corner of George and Bathurst Streets.READ MORE: Steve Georganas promises ALP will help middle and working class Australians deal with their economic strugglesMELBOURNE MOURNS THE VICTIMSThe Coordinating Committee of Justice for Cyprus (SEKA) is organising a number of events to commemorate the human rights violations following the illegal invasion of the island by Turkey in 1974 and the continued occupation of the island since then. After a candlelight candlelight vigil at the steps of Victoria’s Parliament House on Friday, 12 July, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday, 13 July, at 12pm at the Australian Hellenic Memorial at Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne.On Sunday 14 July, a memorial for Fallen Heroes will be held at Agios Efstathios Church, Dorcas Street, South Melbourne. A rally is being organised at noon at the Greek Precinct on Lonsdale Street with people being called to gather at noon for a 1pm start. During this event, representatives of Cypriot and Greek organisations will call for the withdrawal of Turkish troops and the end of the occupation of Cyprus. Community members are urged to participate.On 14 August, a peaceful protest will be held outside the Turkish Embassy (24 Albert Rd, South Melbourne) in demand of the withdrawal of the Turkish troops and an end to the Turkish occupation.READ MORE: Stelios Angelodimos: Protest and remembrance, 45 years since the invasion of CyprusGIPPSLAND REMEMBERS THE INVASIONOn Sunday 14 July, the Greek Orthodox Community of Gippsland is hosting a memorial service at the Greek Orthodox Parish and Community of the Dormition of Our Lady (42-44 Elgin St, Morwell) to pray for the fallen heroes of the coup that took place in Cyprus in 1974. To follow there will be refreshments at the hall. On Sunday 28 July, the community will also be hosting a get together from 11.00 am-2.00 pm to network with members of the community, enjoy good food, along with music and dancing. Free to attend.READ MORE: Constantinos Procopiou: “We shall never forget and we want Justice for Cyprus”SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S TRIBUTEThe Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia are commemorating 45 years since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus at 10.30am on Sunday, 14 July with a memorial for the lives lost by civilians and soldiers alike in July 1974. A service will be held at the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel Greek Orthodox Church (288 Franklin Street, Adelaide).last_img read more

Greek Orthodox church seeks community assistance to keep homeless warm this winter

first_imgIt has been a particularly cold winter in Melbourne. In fact winter records have been broken, and there is still a way to go.While many of us wake up in and return to a warm home, for the most underprivileged in our society this time of year is very difficult, felt most by those living on the streets and families doing it tough.In a bid to lend a helping hand, Father George Frangos from the Dormition Of Our Lady Greek Orthodox Church in Altona North together with a group of volunteers, is seeking to collect warm clothes to be distributed to those in need.The call out is for jackets, hoodies, tracksuit pants, and beanies – or any other clothing items suitable for winter – preferably new, or in close to new condition.Anyone in the position to help is encouraged to do so.Volunteers will come together once goods are collected to package items, and distribute them.The initiative is part of a grassroots charity being established by Fr George under the name of GoCare. Still in its infant stage, the idea is to create the opportunity for people to undertake active Christian fellowship in the community.To arrange to drop off donation goods, please contact Fr George directly on 0410 581 806. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more