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July 15, 1974: The Cyprus Coup that Gave the Pretext for Turkey to Invade

On July 15,1974, a military coup took place in Cyprus instigated by the junta in Athens, giving Turkey the pretext to invade five days later. The plotters overthrew the President of the Republic of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios and installed a...

World Greek Language Day Celebrated Around the Globe

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, along with religious leaders and students of the Greek language, praised the mother tongue of the Greek people on Tuesday, the commemoration of World Greek Language Day. "Greek is the language of Homer and Aristotle,"...

Australian Archbishop Suspends Public Worship in Several Melbourne Churches

An unsettling uptick in the number of Coronavirus infections in Australia has led to renewed concerns over social distancing and public assembly in the country and caused several Melbourne churches to be closed once again due to fears of...

Coronavirus: Australian Archbishop Makarios Urges Faithful Not to Attend Services

Makarios, the Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Australia, issued an encyclical statement on Monday in regard to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. ''What we must emphasize is that according to scientists, the transmission of the virus occurs when we...

Archbishop Makarios Appeals to Raise Donations for Australia’s Wildfires

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia Makarios made an appeal on Saturday to raise money through donations for the victims of the devastating fires that are sweeping across Australia. https://www.facebook.com/greek.archdiocese/posts/2621490521282241 The Archbishop's message reads: ''My dear friends, With great sadness and heartache, we find...

Cyprus Marks 45 Years Since the Coup that Gave Turkey the Pretext to Invade

Sirens sounded around Cyprus at 8.20 on Monday morning to mark 45 years since the coup by the Greek military junta then ruling Greece, that toppled Cyprus President Archbishop Makarios, subsequently leading to the invasion. Wreaths were laid at the...

”Everyone Invited” to New Archbishop’s Enthronement on June 29

The enthronement ceremony for Makarios, the new Archbishop of Australia, will take place on Saturday, June 29. The Greek Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia issued a statement on the event saying ''All the faithful of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of...

Makarios Named New Archbishop of Australia

The Holy Synod in Constantinople have unanimously voted for Bishop Makarios of Christoupolis to be named as the new Archbishop of Australia. Makarios was born in Heraklion, Crete, in 1973. He studied at the Higher Ecclesiastical School of Athens and...

Makarios’ Turkish School May Be Razed

According to a municipal council decision, given that the local administration cannot afford to restore the building, the historical school in the northwestern province of Bursa’s Tirilye district which former Cypriot President Archbishop Makarios attended, will be demolished if...