Alfred George Kouris OAM… Philanthropist, Patriot, Community Leader, Visionary, Educator, Playwright, Journalist, Author, Businessman, Builder and Retailer. From the 2013 biography written by Clancy Tucker, journalist, author and human rights activist Alfred Kouris was born in July 1927 at
Antonios Aristodemou was born in 1929, in Limassol, Cyprus. He was a virtuoso chanter who taught and celebrated the liturgical music of the Orthodox Church in Sydney and Adelaide respectively. To honour and recognise his significant contribution, the Ecumenical Patriarchate
His Eminence Archbishop Makarios Griniezakis Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia (Griniezakis), was born in Heraklion of Crete in 1973. He completed his elementary studies in his birthplace and at the Rizareios
On 3 February 1975, Harkianakis was elected Archbishop of Australia and Exarch of Oceania. He arrived in Sydney on 15 April and was enthroned on 26 April (Saturday of Lazarus). In this role, he engaged in many dialogues between Orthodoxy and other Christian groups, most prominently as co-chairman of the theological dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church, but also as co-chairman of the dialogue with the Anglican churches.