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Live broadcast of Holy Week

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Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2020

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Blessing of the Waters 2020

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Preparation: Epitaphio 2019

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A Night In Plaka

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Greek Independence Day

- March 25th is a national and religious holiday. The Greek Independence Day coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of the Annunciation to the Theotokos.

Greek Independence Day

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Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2019

Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2019

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Service Awards 2018

Service Awards 2018

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Enthronement of Archbishop Myron Kristakis

Enthronement of Archbishop Myron Kristakis

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His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios Farewell

His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios Farewell

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Thank you Lychgate Funerals!

- for your donation towards our Iconography Project.

Keith, Dana and the team at Lychgate Funerals hosted our committee this afternoon at their Willis Street Office.

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NZ Greek History in Wellington

In 2006 there was estimated to be about 2,586 Greeks in New Zealand comprised of original immigrants plus first, second, third and fourth generations born here. Most of them live in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand with scattered groups spread throughout the rest of the country such as Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, Whanganui and Palmerston North.

Initial immigation was from many different parts of Greece both, from the mainland and the islands, such as Crete and Mytiline. Many Greek Cypriots also established themselves here. The majority of Greeks arrived during the 1950s and 1960s, but a strong basis had been established by the earlier arrivals in the first part of the 20th century....  


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  • Live broadcast of Holy Week

    Sunday, Apr 12, 2020

    We are pleased to inform you that the Holy Metropolis of New Zealand will be Live Broadcasting the Holy Services of the Holy and Great Week.

    Please see the PDF version for further details and services: Holy-Week-Live-Broadcast-Links3.pdf

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  • Paniyri Greek Food Festival 2020

    Saturday, Feb 22, 2020

    ​The biggest thank you goes out to everyone who helped with the preparations and everyone who came on the day and supported our annual Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2020! This was our biggest and most successful Paniyiri Greek Food Festival to date and its success was not possible without all of our incredible helpers.

    Every year we are blessed with the help of volunteers from our community.
    A massive thank you to everyone who supported the bigger team; your help is invaluable and very much appreciated. A big thank you also goes out to our entertainers, The Greek Band and Kali Ora; your performances add so much kefi to the day.

    All of these preparations not only give you a chance to be part of a wider team, but they also allow you to connect with other community members, get some hands-on experience from some of the best chefs in the community, learn some of the best-kept secrets behind some of our Greek recipes and share your best cooking secrets also. We encourage each and every one of you to get involved next year!

    The thing we are most proud of was not just the financial success of this event, but the coming together of our community. The Paniyiri Greek Food Festival is the one day of the year that all our Somatia and Brotherhoods unite and work towards the same common goal and this coming together is what enables us to pull off such a huge project with maximum success.

    The annual Paniyiri Greek Food Festival started as a small event in 1977 and has been taking place every February ever since. Members of the Greek community decided that sharing the food of Greece was the best way to share their traditions and culture with the wider public. Nowadays, the Paniyiri Greek Food Festival welcomes approximately 10,000 people every year and encapsulates the traditions of the 13 distinct associations within the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington.

    For more photos, please view the gallery page: http://greek.org.nz/gallery/paniyiri-greek-food-festival-2020/

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  • Blessing of the Waters 2020

    Sunday, Jan 12, 2020

    Την Κυριακή 12η Ιανουαρίου, πραγματοποιήθηκε ο Αγιασμός των υδάτων στο λιμάνι του Wellington, από τον Πατέρα Αμφιλόχιο.
    Η νεαρή Αριάνα Κοτρώτσου ανέσυρε από τα ύδατα το Τίμιο Σταυρό και η πρόεδρος της Ελληνορθόδοξης κοινότητας του Wellington Ελένη Ματίας δώρισε ένα σταυρό στην κοπέλα.

    On Sunday the 12th of January the Blessing of the water took place at Wellington harbour by Father Amphilochios.
    The young Ariana Kotrotsos retrieved the Cross from the water and the president of the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington, Eleni Matias, gifted a Cross to her.

    To view the video, please click here: https://vimeo.com/384299914

    To view the photos, please click here: http://greek.org.nz/gallery/blessing-of-the-waters-2020/

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Pre 1947 Church


Original Church erected 1947.


Present Church (Cathedral) erected in 1970