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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 31 October 2015
NEWS 10 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2015 Consul General of Greece, Christina Simantirakis, takes part in the wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday. PHOTO: KOSTA DEVES. DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM OXI Day 75th anniversary OXI Day commemorations continued on Wednesday 28 October, marking the 75th anniversary of the historical day. Organised by Victoria's Hellenic RSL, a church service was observed at South Melbourne's St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church, followed by wreath-laying ceremonies at the Australian Hellenic Memorial and the Shrine of Remembrance. During the ceremony, Greek Consul General Christina Simantirakis addressed those gathered with a heartfelt speech about the significance of the day. Greek Australians pay their respects on OXI Day Members of the Greek and place throughout the country in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. wider Australian community turned out on Saturday to commemorate 'OXI' Day, when the Greeks said "No" to the Italian occupation during World War II in 1940. Moving ceremonies took Both young and old attended Northcote's Greek Orthodox Church, Axion Esti, where a church service was held, followed by a wreath laying ceremony. a wreath- Students of St John's College and the Manasis Dancing School also took part in the day's festivities with traditional dance performances. Among those attending were Consul General of Greece Cons Christina Simantirakis, City of Darebin Mayor Steven Tsitas, federal member for Calwell Maria Vamvakinou, and Victorian Multicultural Commission deputy chairperson Ross Alatsas, alongside various others. Students of St John’s Orthodox College attend the OXI Day commemorations. She went on to highlight the importance for those of Hellenic heritage to remember the sacrifice made by the Greek people during the Second World War. Father Chris Dimolianis and Father Ioannis Tabrinidis were present to give their blessings, while more than 30 community organisations turned out to lay wreaths and pay their respects. Students of St John's Orthodox College, Oakleigh Orthodox College and Alphington Grammar also attended the commemorative services, along with state political representatives. Members of the community gathered at Axion Asti. PHOTO: KOSTAS DEVES. Students from St John’s College. PHOTO: KOSTAS DEVES. Alphington Grammar students lay a wreath. Dancers from the Manasis Dancing School entertained the crowd. Greek Australian youth turned out in Adelaide at the Greek Orthodox Parish of Norwood, Prophet Elias to observe the OXI Day ceremony. Members of the Greek Australian community gather at the Australian Hellenic Memorial.
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