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  • Covid-19 Protection Framework at the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington

    2021-12-05

    The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary

    The committee of the Greek Orthodox Community has been working to apply the new Covid Protection Framework at our premises, whilst also meeting the needs of our community. Please refer to the link below with regards to the communications letter in English and Greek for more detailed information regarding how we plan to apply the above.

    https://greek.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Covid-restrictions-letter-to-members-at-orange-plus-Greek2.pdf

    In summary, with the Wellington region now in ‘Orange’ the weekly Church services at our Cathedral of The Annunciation of the Virgin Mary will be affected as per below.

    Understanding that a number of people may have not issued their vaccine passports yet and in order to allow time for all parishioners to obtain these, the Church Services on Sunday 5 December and Sunday 12 December will not require a vaccine pass however, attendee numbers will be limited to no more than 50 people, with social distancing.  Please do not sit in the seats marked “please do not sit here” unless you are sitting with someone in your family.  Masks should also be worn.

    After this date we expect most services will require a vaccine pass.

    St Andrews

    The Holy Metropolis has advised that services held at St Andrews will not require a vaccine pass but the number of people that will be able to attend a service will be limited, social distancing will need to be maintained and other measures will need to be followed.

    Having the Health and Safety of our Community members as one of our highest priorities, the Committee will continue to observe the updates and apply the Covid Protection Framework, communicating frequently with our members.

    We would like to thank you for your understanding, support, and patience while we introduce these new requirements.

     
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  • National Day of Greece- the "Ohi Day - 28th of October 1940"

    2021-10-31

    This year the commemoration of the National Day of Greece- the "Ohi Day - 28th of October 1940" will take place on Sunday 31th October 2021.
    The Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington and the Greek School invite you to be part of the celebrations.
    At the conclusion of the Sunday Service at our Church, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Greek Memorial, where the Greek and New Zealand National Anthems will be sung.
    Following that, snacks and refreshments for the adults and lunch for the children will be offered at the Parthenon Hall upstairs, at around 12:00pm, before the Greek School celebrations of "Ohi Day - 28th of October 1940".
    The Greek School teachers have organized a wonderful performance for our Community, with poems and songs by the children and adult students of our School.
    We look forward seeing you all this coming Sunday

     
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  • Bicentennial anniversary from the Greek War of Independence, 25 March 1821

    2021-03-28

    The 'Independence Day' of Greece is celebrated by the Hellenism around the world and this year marks the 200 years from the uprising that led to the formation of the modern Greek state. Please join us on Sunday 28th March 2021 along with dignitaries from the NZ government, local Council Authority and the Greek Consulate, at our Cathedral at 3 Hania Street and then at the Greek - New Zealand Memorial at 61 Cambridge Terrace. 

    Η επέτειος της Ελληνικής Επανάστασης γιορτάζεται από την Ελληνισμό ανά τον κόσμο και φέτος συμπληρώνονται 200 χρόνια από την εξέγερση που οδήγησε στην εδραίωση του σύγχρονου Ελληνικού κράτους. Οι εορτασμοί, στους οποίους θα παρευρεθούν υψηλόβαθμοι προσκεκλημένοι από την κυβέρνηση της Νέας Ζηλανδίας, τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση και το Ελληνικό Προξενείο, θα λάβουν χώρα την Κυριακή 28 Μαρτίου 2021 στον Καθεδρικό Ναό, 3 Hania Street και έπειτα στο Ελληνο-Νεοζηλανδικο Μνημείο, 61 Cambridge Terrace. 

     
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  • Greek Food Festival cancelled

    2021-01-27

    Greek Food Festival cancelled.

    The Management Committee of the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington, after much consideration, had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s food festival (Paniyiri).

    Please read below for further information relating to the above. 

     
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  • Greek School for the School Year 2021

    2021-01-20

    The G.O.C has taken initiatives this year to rejuvenate the School, modernise its Curriculum and assign to dedicated and passionate individuals to become our new School Teachers. Below is a summary of the actions taken to form the structure of the Greek School for the school year 2021.

     

     
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  • New Management Committee elected .

    2020-10-11

    New Management Committee elected  See under NZ Greek History

     
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  • Friday Vespers (in English)

    2020-09-30

    We are pleased to announce that Father George, in conjunction with Agios Andreas Church, will be holding Friday evening vespers in English.

    This is a wonderful initiative to better include the youth of our community. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    These services are held on the first Friday of each month (starting Friday 2nd October), at Agios Andreas Church, Miramar from 6pm. Followed by a lite dinner and a chance for our youth to catch up with each other.

     
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  • Live broadcast of Holy Week

    2020-04-12

    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

    2020-02-22

    ​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

    2020-01-12

    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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  • Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2020

    2020-01-01

    Save the date - It's that time of year again!
    Saturday 22nd February 2020; come along and support our annual Paniyiri Greek Food Festival!
     
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  • A Night In Plaka

    2019-11-09

    The Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington Inc in conjunction with AHEPA would like to thank everyone who came and supported "A Night in Plaka" with Anamnisi Band, the fundraising dance for Saint Andrews on Saturday 9th November 2019.

    A cheque was presented to His Eminence Archbishop Myron and we are very pleased to say that $18,616.70 was raised and donated towards the church's refurbishments. It was a highly successful and fun evening, full of kefi!

    To view the photos from the evening, please click here.

     
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