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Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:46

George Street went Greek

A dance stage, chairs and table, live music and singing, family atmosphere, food stalls, dessert corners and bars replaced trucks, cars and busy clients on George Street at Thebarton over the weekend as the best Greek party came to town. All this as part of the 4th George Street Festival which yet again became the hub for partying Greek-style, proudly presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia.Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 December, the popular business strip turned Hellenic...
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:33

Luckily they...went mad at Olympic Hall

Smart lines, tragicomic scenes and non-stop laughter all came together to compose the Greek comedy event in recent years at Olympic Hall on Saturday 18 October 2014. The Community’s Acting troupe brought to the stage of the popular hall the hilarious play “Luckily I Have Gone Mad”, originally written by George Roussos and directed by George Katsibris. The two-hour play was part of the Odyssey Festival filling the hall with 400 fans of comedy theatre. The story revolves around Charilaos ...
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 13:00

The melodic colours of Asia Minor

THE MUSIC AND TRADITIONS OF ASIA MINOR SHINED AT OLYMPIC HALL     It was a melodic step back in time for hundreds of eclectic music enthusiasts who attended the “Chromata” Greek Music Night held at Olympic Hall on Saturday 17 October. The music soiree which was part of the Odyssey Festival literally mesmerised the audience with songs and melodies from Asia Minor, music that exuded tradition and   nostalgia. Musicians Demeter Tsounis, John Kourbelis, Kat Stevens and Rosco Heck gave a...
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:41

A song and dance spectacular

A spectacular show full of colours, dance and music from traditional Greece captivated the hundreds of spectators who filled the Odeon Theatre in Norwood on Saturday 11 October to enjoy the best cultural event in the recent years. The Hues of Hellenic Song and Dance super show became a milestone in the Greek Orthodox Community’s cultural history as it left spectators mesmerises raising the cultural bar even higher. The song and dance spectacular was presented by the Community’s Dance Acade...
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:26

The Athens events of December '44

The destructive path of Greece’s civil war in the 1940s and the tragic events of December 1944 in Athens, when a 200.000 strong rally was attacked by British units, was the focus of a lecture, held on Wednesday 8 October at Olympic Hall as part of the Odyssey Festival.  Professor Vrasidas Karalis from the University of Sydney was the main speaker and presenter at the lecture, as he is an adept at topics relating to Greek history and culture. Mr Karalis captivated with his knowledge and expe...
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 13:52

ODYSSEY FESTIVAL 2014 BEGAN

Dedicated to Greece's natural treasures, Adelaide's 9th Hellenic Cultural Festival Odyssey opened its doors to teh people of Adelaide on Friday  October 3 at Olympic Hall. A night full of helllenic tones and colours, was the ultimate experience of what we call "Greek pulse". Olympic Hall, which is yet again the hub of this year's Odyssey, stayed true to its reputation as a Greek cultural centre with live music, Greek hospitality and an array of art pieces from local artits, depicting the...
Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:16

Annual Schools dance a success

It was the ultimate escape in Greece’s gastronomy and amazing cuisine as students and teachers of the Community’s afternoon schools presented their annual dance last week. The Annual Schools Dance was held on Saturday 6 September at Olympic Hall drawing hundreds of parents as well as fans of Greek food. Metropolitan of Autocephalic Greek Orthodox Church of America and Australia Chrisostomos and the Community’s Vice President Mr Elias Mavrogiorgis also attended the event. Themed “Greek...
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 14:43

Assumption of Virgin Mary 2014

The Greek Diaspora of South Australia celebrated the Assumption of Virgin Mary held at the Community’s Croydon church attracting thousands of Greeks across Adelaide during the two-day religious event.   The ‘Koimisis Theotokou’ Church which bears the name of the divine milestone was the epicentre of celebrations in Adelaide welcoming myriads of parishioners who came to pray and receive the blessings. Hon Michael Atkinson Member for Croydon, representing the Hon Zoe Bettison, Minister f...
Friday, 01 August 2014 11:50

Celebrations for St Irene Chrysovalantou

Hundreds of the Community’s  members took part in the celebrations for St Irene Chrysovalantou name day during a two-day religious event held at St Nicholas church at Thebarton.  The celebrations commenced on Sunday 27 July with Bishop of Boston Chrisostomos conducting the celebrative Evening Vesper accompanied by the rest of the Commnity’s clergy. The evening vesper is the prologue to the main event and heralds the Saint’s   name day celebration preparing parishioners for the holy...
Monday, 28 February 2011 20:12

GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY SCHOOLS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA   Review The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia Inc (GOCSA) is a live, democratic organism first emanating from the Greek community (paroikia) of the Adelaide metropolitan area and gradually expanding to outer regions. In early 1931, with great enthusiasm and moral support, the Greek community initiated the first Greek language school in Adelaide. Ever since...
Friday, 11 January 2013 15:28

THE YOUTH PROJECT

    The Greek Orthodox Community of SA wants to invest in our youth. Its primary goal is to help our youth discover more aspects of the Hellenic culture and be up-to-date with the youth in Greece. Click on the link below to find out about the Youth Project. Youth Project
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:46

GEORGE STREET GREEK FESTIVAL 2014

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Thursday, 12 July 2012 18:14

Our Churches

                                                                                                                           THE CATHDRAL CHURCH OF THE ARCHANGELS MICHAEL AND GABRIEL ( foundations laid 1937)                    Commanding the south side of the city this majestic church,...
Sunday, 16 September 2012 15:20

Church

Our churches   For nearly 2000 years, Orthodoxy has been closely connected with the Greek people and is a religious, cultural and social symbol.  Intertwining with the Greek identity and Hellenic legacy, it pervades the individual and community life of Hellenes both in Greece and in the Diaspora. Recognizing the importance of the Greek Orthodox faith to its members, the Community constructed its first Church, the Archange...
Friday, 21 September 2012 17:04

Memories From Home

Adelaide’s Hellenic Cultural Festival ‘Odyssey’ will feature the works of Takis Moraitis in his exhibition ‘Memories From Home’ as part of the extensive exhibitions on display at the hub of this year’s festival, Olympic Hall (288 Franklin Street, Adelaide) from 22 September – 13 October, 2012. ...
Friday, 21 September 2012 18:31

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012 13:09

Our Newspaper

As part of their learning experience our students produce their own newsletter. Click on any of the items below to view the latest issues of our newsletter. Our Newspaper 31 Our Newspaper 32 Our Newspaper 33 Our Newspaper 34 Our Newspaper 35 Our Newspaper 36 Our Newspaper 37
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:30

George Street Greek Festival

The George Street Greek Festival is held on George Street, Thebarton in early to mid December, just outside the church of St Nicholas. It brings the best of Greek culture and turns the busy road strip into an outdoors two-day Greek party! The 2012 Festival which was the second in a row, was a huge success like the inaugural one last year. Please stay tuned for more information, updates, news and lots of photos.     ...
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 10:23

Our publications

Here you can get information about our recent and older publications. Immerse yourself in the history of the Greek Orthodox Community, find about the first years, the progress and the wide spectrum of activity as well as the Community's programs. "Our Journey at a Glance". Published in 2011, this bilingual book takes us through the Community's journey from its establishment in 1930 until today! You can get your copy from o...
Friday, 18 January 2013 12:59

Community Pulse

In this page you can view our magazine "Community Pulse" which was first published at the end of 2006. Click on any of the links below to download an item. Community Pulse 1 Community Pulse 2 Community Pulse 3 Community Pulse 4 Community Pulse 5 Community Pulse 6 Community Pulse 7 Community Pulse 8 Community Pulse 9 Community Pulse 10 Community Pulse 11 Community Pulse 12 Community Pulse 13  
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 14:49

Halls for hire

The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia has three halls available for hire (for wedding or baptism functions ONLY) Click here to download the terms and conditions of hiring one of our halls    Dormition of Virgin Mary Community Hall 1A William Street, Croydon Capacity: 200 Disabled toilet access     Thebarton Greek Community Hall 71 George Street, Thebarton (next to St Nicholas Church) Capacity: 200 ...

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WELCOME  to the official webiste of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia. Here you can get to know a lot more about our organisation, find out about our programs and services and get a closer look in the Orthodox faith. Throughout the year, the Greek Orthodox Community organises a number of religious and non-religious events, suited for every one, regardless of age. In this website...
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