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Bicentennial anniversary from the Greek War of Independence

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Blessing of the Waters 2022 and mini Festival

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National Day of Greece- the "Ohi Day - 28th of October 1940"

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Blessing of the Waters 2020

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Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2020

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Preparation: Epitaphio 2019

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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

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Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2019

Paniyiri Greek Food Festival 2019

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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 Lesvos. 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....  

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  • National Day of Greece- the "Ohi Day - 28th of October 1940"

    Sunday, Oct 31, 2021

    This year the commemoration of the National Day of Greece- the "Ohi Day - 28th of October 1940" will take place on Sunday 31th October 2021.
    The Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington and the Greek School invite you to be part of the celebrations.
    At the conclusion of the Sunday Service at our Church, a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Greek Memorial, where the Greek and New Zealand National Anthems will be sung.
    Following that, snacks and refreshments for the adults and lunch for the children will be offered at the Parthenon Hall upstairs, at around 12:00pm, before the Greek School celebrations of "Ohi Day - 28th of October 1940".
    The Greek School teachers have organized a wonderful performance for our Community, with poems and songs by the children and adult students of our School.
    We look forward seeing you all this coming Sunday

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  • Bicentennial anniversary from the Greek War of Independence, 25 March 1821

    Sunday, Mar 28, 2021

    The 'Independence Day' of Greece is celebrated by Hellenism around the world and this year marks the 200 years from the uprising that led to the formation of the modern Greek state. Please join us on Sunday 28th March 2021 along with dignitaries from the NZ government, local Council Authority and the Greek Consulate, at our Cathedral at 3 Hania Street and then at the Greek - New Zealand Memorial at 61 Cambridge Terrace. 

    Η επέτειος της Ελληνικής Επανάστασης γιορτάζεται από την Ελληνισμό ανά τον κόσμο και φέτος συμπληρώνονται 200 χρόνια από την εξέγερση που οδήγησε στην εδραίωση του σύγχρονου Ελληνικού κράτους. Οι εορτασμοί, στους οποίους θα παρευρεθούν υψηλόβαθμοι προσκεκλημένοι από την κυβέρνηση της Νέας Ζηλανδίας, τοπική αυτοδιοίκηση και το Ελληνικό Προξενείο, θα λάβουν χώρα την Κυριακή 28 Μαρτίου 2021 στον Καθεδρικό Ναό, 3 Hania Street και έπειτα στο Ελληνο-Νεοζηλανδικο Μνημείο, 61 Cambridge Terrace. 

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  • Greek Food Festival cancelled

    Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021

    Greek Food Festival cancelled.

    The Management Committee of the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington, after much consideration, had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s food festival (Paniyiri).

    Please read below for further information relating to the above. 

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Pre 1947 Church

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Original Church erected 1947.

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Present Church (Cathedral) erected in 1970