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Tuesday, 01 April 2014 13:48

Greek Independence Day celebrations

Hundreds of Hellenes across Adelaide participated in the 25th March Greek National Day commemoration as part of the wide-spread celebrations for the 193rd Greek Independence Day Anniversary. The celebrations took place at the Cathedral of Archangels of Michael and Gabriel in the city on Sunday March 30 featuring a memorial service, laying of wreaths as well as students’ presentations.  His Excellency Mr Hieu Van Le, Deputy to the Governor of S.A and Chair of the South Australian Multicultur...
Monday, 24 March 2014 11:12

A movie night dedicated to dance

On Saturday 15 March 2014, the GOCSA Dance Academy students organised a Fund Raising Night at Capri Cinema to support the Academy. More than 200 family members and friends of the Academy attended the movie night. The cinema lounge was filled with the attendees who came to watch the movie “Labour Day”, starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Tobey Maguire. The President of the Greek Orthodox Community, Mr John Lesses, as well as the General Secretary, Ms Sylvia Cassoudakis honoured with thei...
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 14:06


Eight of the Community’s current and former teaching staff and two volunteers were honoured for their services to the organisation on Saturday 8 March during an event celebrating International Women’s Day. Mrs A. Douna, Mrs A. Togias. Mrs J. Athans, Mrs T. Zacharia, Mrs F. Papaioannou, Mrs K. Flabouris, Mrs N. Tsatsos and Mrs F. Koulentianou received awards as the Community held a special lunch at Koimisis Theotokou church community hall at Croydon. The eight ladies have been involved with...
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 12:58


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Monday, 13 January 2014 14:02

Epiphany celebrations 2014

With perfect weather conditions and following a tradition of hundreds of years, the Greek Orthodox Community of S.A. celebrated the Epiphany day on Sunday 12 January 2013 at Henley Square. Thousands of people flocked to the popular spot to attend the religious event which marks the end of the Christmas-New Year period offering visitors and guests a true Greek seaside feast for yet another year.   Mr John Lesses AM, President of the Community, The Hon Paul Caica, Member for Colton, representi...
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 09:18

George Street went Greek

Summer feasts ‘panighiria’ may be miles and months away in motherland Greece but last weekend Thebarton turned out to be the ultimate destination for a taste of Hellenic fun and culture. As the Greek Orthodox Community presented the 3rd George Street Greek Festival on the 14 and 15 December 2013, thousands of Adelaideans flocked to the densely Greek-populated western suburb for a summer treat that could only remind us summers in Greece. An open-air funfair, the George Street Greek Festiv...
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 08:57

The Cathedral celebrated its Name Day

Members of the Executive Council as well as hundreds of the Community’s members attended a two-day event that marked the name day celebrations for Adelaide’s first Greek Orthodox Church on Franklin Street, on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November, the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel. ...
Monday, 28 October 2013 14:46

Celebrating Greek National Day 2013

Along with the rest of Hellenism across the globe the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia too paid tribute to “OXI” Day on Sunday 27th October 2013, in remembrance of the historic day that decisively marked the Greek nation’s trajectory.   A memorial service was held at the Cathedral Church of the Archangels and in the presence of Ms Gosia Skalban representing Lieutenant Governor of South Australia and Chair of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission His...
Monday, 28 October 2013 13:46

Odyssey festival concludes in style

Hundreds of Hellenes and fans of Greek culture enjoyed the ultimate musical escape into eclectic Greek music as Odyssey’s Orchestral Concert completed the cultural journey marking the finale for this year’s Festival on Saturday 26 October at Olympic Hall. Dedicated to famous poet and lyricist Nikos Gkatsos, the closing night was a tribute to his work featuring songs by legends of Greek music such as Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis, Stavros Xarchakos and many more. The soiree featured a...
Monday, 28 February 2011 20:12


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 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 March 2014 10:52


   The Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia presents for the second consecutive year the festival you loved!   This year, the 2nd Goodwood Greek Festival will transform the popular suburb into a small part of Greece. Take your family and friends, leave the daily routine behind and come along on Sunday May 18 2014, from 11.00am until 9.00pm for a party "Greek style" Enjoy a variety of favourite grilled delicac...
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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


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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