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Thursday, 01 October 2015 14:33

Celerating the Community's 85 years

Olympic Hall has been shining as a beacon, as a central point for culture, education, religion, Hellenism for all Greeks of South Australia. It was in 1930, that the Greek Orthodox Community of S.A., formed by a handful of Greeks in Adelaide, started on a journey that no one knew would go so far. It changed the lives of so many, and became the centre for Greek migrants. It would go through ups and downs and rise back to the top,  entering  the 21st century ready to continue serving the...
Thursday, 24 September 2015 16:27

The Greek festival of Spring at Virginia

With spring showing her true colours, thousands of Adelaideans escaped the city routine to enjoy the best Spring Greek Festival on Sunday 20 September 2015 at Virginia.The annual Festival dedicated to the Birth of Virgin Mary was held on the Kapiris farm, as their private chapel, located on the premises bears the name of this religious milestone. The first part of the two-day event commenced on Monday September 7 at the private chapel with Bishop Chrisostom together with the rest of the...
Friday, 18 September 2015 14:07


The official program for this year's Odyssey is out! Find out about the various events of Odyssey 2015 and enjoy this Hellenic experience.  Get your calendars out and mark the dates of your favourite cultural events. Let this October be your Greek-tober. Click on this link and ... Happy Odyssey!
Friday, 04 September 2015 14:43

A Greek Thank you to CFS Foundation

The Greek Orthodox Community of S.A presented a $5000 donation yesterday to the Country Fire Service Foundation at the Community’s premises on Franklin Street in aid of CFS volunteers. The amount was raised during a radio-marathon at 5EBI radio organised by the Greek Orthodox Community following the devastating bushfires east of Adelaide earlier this year. The cheque was presented to CFS Foundation Executive Officer Ms Elisabeth Davis by the Community’s President Mr Bill Gonis OAM.  Ms...
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 10:40

A summery schools experience in winter

Despite the wintery conditions, guests at Olympic Hall enjoyed a rather “summery” experience through a schools event that combined Greece’s beaches, Greek cuisine and Greek hospitality. The Annual Schools Dance was held on Saturday 29 August 2015 at Olympic Hall drawing hundreds of parents as well as fans of Greek food. Themed “Greece and the sea”, the annual dance took guests on a virtual journey through Greece’s crystal clear waters and islands as presented through the students’...
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 10:59

The Community celebrated 15-August

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary, one of the most significant events in the Orthodox calendar was celebrated across Adelaide on Saturday 15 August, with the Community’s church at Croydon being the epicentre of the celebrations. The ‘Koimisis Theotokou’ Church which bears the name of the divine milestone drew myriads of parishioners who came to pray and receive the blessings. Hon Michael Atkinson, Speaker of the House of Assembly and Member for Croydon, representing the Premier of South...
Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00

GOCSA Strategic Plan 2014-2016

GREEK ORTHODOX COMMUNITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. Strategic Plan 2014-2016 July 2015 Our Vision – To represent the Greek Orthodox Community of SA as an independent, well managed organisation that upholds the Greek culture, its spirit and ethos and provides a range of Community Services     Please download our Overview here For any remarks or feedback , Please have your say here
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 14:37

New app for Community Care Services

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 14:11

Rebetiko Night of nostalgia

When nostalgia is combined with good company, great food and good wine, all under one roof, then you know this will be a memorable event. The Rebetiko Night, an initiative of the Dance Academy lived up to that expectation as it drew hundreds of people at Olympic Hall on Saturday 13 June. A night that revived an unforgettable part of Greece’s music history with an array of songs that marked the birth of a musical milestone. Perpiniadis, Vamvakaris, Pagioumtzis, are some of the masters of R...
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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
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 12:12


Opening night October 9th at Olympic Hall, 288 Franklin Street, Adelaide at 6.30pm
Monday, 31 August 2015 14:02


Click here to watch the interview with Alex Lykos,  writer of the original stage play and screen play 'Alex & Eve'  as well as actress Helena Stamoulis, who played in the play as well as in the upcoming film.  'Alex & Eve' hits cinemas October 22 and also opens the Greek Film Festival across Australia
Friday, 11 September 2015 09:52


Friday, 18 September 2015 14:02


This year the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia celebrates 10 years of Adelaide’s Hellenic Cultural Festival Odyssey. Come to Olympic Hall and feel the Hellenic vibe as we officially begin this year’s cultural journey into Hellenism. Be informed about the Odyssey’s exciting events, admire the exhibits of the Odyssey Art Exhibition and the Greek Schools Project Exhibition. Enjoy live music and dance performances...
Monday, 28 September 2015 15:01


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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 Community Pulse 15 (n...
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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About Us
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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