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Your Easter Holy Week events from around Australia – and beyond

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When Neos Kosmos called for photos of amazing Epitaphs from around Australia, we got more than what we bargained for. Thanks to all our readers who sent us photos from Holy week. Here’s a selection of some of these.Amazing Epitaphs Happy little myrh bearers and the altar boy Lefteri at Agia Triada Church, Footscray. Photo: Antonio VanikiotisLisa Ladies sent us the beautifully-decorated Epitaph from St George, ShepartonWe received Easter messages from as far as Florina, with Yiannis Papadimitriou sending us a photo of the beautiful Epitaph of Ammochori, Florina. northwestern Macedonia. Red Hill, by Elias Eracleous.St. Nektario’s Church, Montreal, Canada, sent to us by Billy Markoglou.Happy little myrh bearers and the altar boy Lefteri at Agia Triada Church, Footscray. Photo: Antonio VanikiotisSt Anna’s Greek Community on the Gold CoastLarge crowds attended Holy Week services at St Anna’s Greek Community on the Gold Coast. Events culminated with the Easter Service conducted by Father Roman on Sunday, 28 April 2019.The service was followed by a traditional Easter luncheon at the Hellenic Function centre. Over 270 parishioners attended the event. Special guests on the day were Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and his wife, Mrs Ruth Tate. Over the years the mayor and his wife have been strong supporters of our Greek Community on the Gold Coast.Industry and Technology Minister Karen Andrews also attended the service.The Main Committee and the Ladies Auxiliary and numerous volunteers spent days preparing for the Easter luncheon with traditional cuisine that included lamb on the spit.George & Nick “Opa” were responsible for the entertainment.Greek Australian school kids playing ‘tsougrisma’ with the red eggs1 Sunday serviceCommittee members and volunteers preparing the lambs.Mayor Tate reading the bible in EnglishThere was plenty of dancingGreek School children presenting flowers to Mayoress Ruth TateGreek Australian school kids playing ‘tsougrisma’ with the red eggs Springvale ChurchFrom the service at Springvale church, blessing the relics of St Athanasios on 1 May. Photos by Kostas Alaveras.last_img read more


Go back to the enewsletter Explore northwestern Au

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterExplore northwestern Australia’s remarkable Kimberley region with Abercrombie & Kent on a 13-day shore hopping expedition aboard the freshly christened Le Lapérouse.Departing Broome, the Kimberley Cruise: Australia’s Last Frontier itinerary sees clients discovering a vast, untouched wilderness of far-flung islands, stunning tidal waterfalls, bio-diverse coral reefs, riverine mangrove forests, historic Aboriginal sites, cavernous coastal gorges, towering mountain ranges and exotic wildlife. Wind down the expedition with a relaxing day at sea, disembarking in Darwin the following morning.A&K has exclusively chartered the 184-passenger Le Lapérouse for the one-off departure and has restricted capacity on the ship to just 150. Highlights of the expedition include the Horizontal Falls, a heli-tour of Mitchell Falls, Zodiac excursions that explore the dotted Hunter River, as well as the canyons and twin falls of King George River, and an adventurous flight over the Bungle Bungle Range.The journey commences on 20 June 2019 and for a limited time, Abercrombie & Kent is offering an early-bird saving of $1,300 per person (in cabin categories 1, 2 and 3).The lead-in price for a Category 1 Classic Stateroom is now $16,995 per person twin share, while the top-of-the-line Owner’s Balcony Suite – Category 8 is selling for $49,995 per person.For all the details, click HERE.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more