notice board  News

  • Live broadcast of Holy Week

    2020-04-12

    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

    2020-02-22

    ​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

    2020-01-12

    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 »
  • Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2020

    2020-01-01

    Save the date - It's that time of year again!
    Saturday 22nd February 2020; come along and support our annual Paniyiri Greek Food Festival!
     
    Read more »
  • A Night In Plaka

    2019-11-09

    The Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington Inc in conjunction with AHEPA would like to thank everyone who came and supported "A Night in Plaka" with Anamnisi Band, the fundraising dance for Saint Andrews on Saturday 9th November 2019.

    A cheque was presented to His Eminence Archbishop Myron and we are very pleased to say that $18,616.70 was raised and donated towards the church's refurbishments. It was a highly successful and fun evening, full of kefi!

    To view the photos from the evening, please click here.

     
    Read more »
  • Greek Easter 2019

    2019-04-26

    Some photos from our 2019 Easter celebrations.

     
    Read more »
  • Greek Independence Day - March 25th 2019

    2019-03-25

    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. Thank you to all of you who participated in the celebrations over the last two days. Special thanks to our Mayor Justin Lester, Councillor Nicola Young, Hon Grant Robertson and MP Paul Eagle for joining us in the commemoration of Greek Independence Day. Their support is always greatly appreciated by the Greek Community!

     
    Read more »
  • Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2019

    2019-02-23

    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 2019! 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.

     
    Read more »
  • Paniyiri Greek Food Festival - Preparations

    2019-02-22

    The Paniyiri - Greek Food Festival is always such a success but comes with a lot of hard work from our community volunteers. Every year we are blessed with the help of volunteers from our community and due to the festival growing each year, the volume of work increases - we are extremely grateful to all those who come and offer their time. The 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.

     
    Read more »
  • Holy Epiphany 2019

    2019-01-06

    Today, the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington celebrated the Holy Epiphany. Following the blessing service at the Greek Orthodox Church of Evangelismos, the Great Blessing of the Waters was conducted by His Eminence Metropolitan Myron Ktistakis and Father Amphilochios Vasiltsotelis. Thank you to all of you who attended the ceremony of Theophania and especially to those who dived and retrieved the Holy Cross from the water. Wishing you all a holy and blessed Epiphany!

     
    Read more »
  • Saint Andreas 2018

    2018-11-30

    Today we celebrate Saint Andreas and wish all those who were given his name a very happy Name Day and Xronia Polla.

     
    Read more »
  • Iconography of Christ the Pantocrator - Newshub

    2018-11-29

    After the success of the films ‘Letting in the Light’ and ‘Keeping the Faith’, 'Newshub' will be featuring a short article tonight about the Iconography of Christ the Pantocrator that was painted on the cathedrals dome. Today, Lydia Lewis from Newshub interviewed Antonios at his art studio in Miramar for the story. 

     
    Read more »