Untitled 3

Live broadcast of Holy Week

Continue reading »



1

Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2020

Continue reading »



82357373 1815237841951740 190113364398047232 n5

Blessing of the Waters 2020

Continue reading »



58383465 1312180442253376 159576486225903616 o3

Preparation: Epitaphio 2019

Continue reading »



Untitled 13

A Night In Plaka

Continue reading »



25 March 2019 DSC2878 LR Copy

Greek Independence Day

- March 25th is a national and religious holiday. The Greek Independence Day coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of the Annunciation to the Theotokos.

Greek Independence Day

Continue reading »



EDGE6537 Copy

Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2019

Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2019

Continue reading »



45898357 1195654467239308 8695634454414098432 n

Service Awards 2018

Service Awards 2018

Continue reading »



42504784 1166030250201730 8204096591510896640 n Copy5

Enthronement of Archbishop Myron Kristakis

Enthronement of Archbishop Myron Kristakis

Continue reading »



33032502 10155779140174401 6905585488095084544 n Copy

His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios Farewell

His Eminence Metropolitan Amphilochios Farewell

Continue reading »



190253528695502465164005466386617627892843o

Thank you Lychgate Funerals!

- for your donation towards our Iconography Project.

Keith, Dana and the team at Lychgate Funerals hosted our committee this afternoon at their Willis Street Office.

Continue reading »



NZ Greek History in Wellington

In 2006 there was estimated to be about 2,586 Greeks in New Zealand comprised of original immigrants plus first, second, third and fourth generations born here. Most of them live in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand with scattered groups spread throughout the rest of the country such as Auckland, Christchurch, Napier, Whanganui and Palmerston North.

Initial immigation was from many different parts of Greece both, from the mainland and the islands, such as Crete and Mytiline. Many Greek Cypriots also established themselves here. The majority of Greeks arrived during the 1950s and 1960s, but a strong basis had been established by the earlier arrivals in the first part of the 20th century....  

Read more >>

Latest News
News »
  • Live broadcast of Holy Week

    Sunday, Apr 12, 2020

    We are pleased to inform you that the Holy Metropolis of New Zealand will be Live Broadcasting the Holy Services of the Holy and Great Week.

    Please see the PDF version for further details and services: Holy-Week-Live-Broadcast-Links3.pdf

    Read More »
  • Paniyri Greek Food Festival 2020

    Saturday, Feb 22, 2020

    ​The biggest thank you goes out to everyone who helped with the preparations and everyone who came on the day and supported our annual Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2020! This was our biggest and most successful Paniyiri Greek Food Festival to date and its success was not possible without all of our incredible helpers.

    Every year we are blessed with the help of volunteers from our community.
    A massive thank you to everyone who supported the bigger team; your help is invaluable and very much appreciated. A big thank you also goes out to our entertainers, The Greek Band and Kali Ora; your performances add so much kefi to the day.

    All of these preparations not only give you a chance to be part of a wider team, but they also allow you to connect with other community members, get some hands-on experience from some of the best chefs in the community, learn some of the best-kept secrets behind some of our Greek recipes and share your best cooking secrets also. We encourage each and every one of you to get involved next year!

    The thing we are most proud of was not just the financial success of this event, but the coming together of our community. The Paniyiri Greek Food Festival is the one day of the year that all our Somatia and Brotherhoods unite and work towards the same common goal and this coming together is what enables us to pull off such a huge project with maximum success.

    The annual Paniyiri Greek Food Festival started as a small event in 1977 and has been taking place every February ever since. Members of the Greek community decided that sharing the food of Greece was the best way to share their traditions and culture with the wider public. Nowadays, the Paniyiri Greek Food Festival welcomes approximately 10,000 people every year and encapsulates the traditions of the 13 distinct associations within the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington.

    For more photos, please view the gallery page: http://greek.org.nz/gallery/paniyiri-greek-food-festival-2020/

    Read More »
  • Blessing of the Waters 2020

    Sunday, Jan 12, 2020

    Την Κυριακή 12η Ιανουαρίου, πραγματοποιήθηκε ο Αγιασμός των υδάτων στο λιμάνι του Wellington, από τον Πατέρα Αμφιλόχιο.
    Η νεαρή Αριάνα Κοτρώτσου ανέσυρε από τα ύδατα το Τίμιο Σταυρό και η πρόεδρος της Ελληνορθόδοξης κοινότητας του Wellington Ελένη Ματίας δώρισε ένα σταυρό στην κοπέλα.

    On Sunday the 12th of January the Blessing of the water took place at Wellington harbour by Father Amphilochios.
    The young Ariana Kotrotsos retrieved the Cross from the water and the president of the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington, Eleni Matias, gifted a Cross to her.

    To view the video, please click here: https://vimeo.com/384299914

    To view the photos, please click here: http://greek.org.nz/gallery/blessing-of-the-waters-2020/

    Read More »
Upcoming Events
Events Calendar »

    ... no upcoming events.

pre church

Pre 1947 Church

OldChurch.jpgwithouttext

Original Church erected 1947.

2689618847b6117fd86

Present Church (Cathedral) erected in 1970