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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 07 September 2019
NEWS 4 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2019 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Winners of the 2018 Governor’s Multicultural Awards. PHOTO: DPC.SA.GOV.AU Nominations for South Australia’s 2019 Governor’s Multicultural Awards now open Nominations for South Australia's 2019 Governor's Multicultural Awards are now open. The awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to multiculturalism in South Australia across a range of sectors, by promoting cultural diversity and increasing community understanding of its benefits, while providing an opportunity for their stories to be celebrated and acknowledged. Among those awarded last year was Dr Hamoudi Neshmi Aldyni. He received the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award in recognition for his work supporting new migrants and refugees. While the City of Adelaide Participation and Inclusion Team were the winner of the Public Sector Award for their initiatives to assist people from diverse communities to feel welcome, which included organising several inclusive events. Nominations can be made in the following categories: Outstanding individual achievement, Arts and Culture, Community sector, Media, Private sector, Public sector, Senior volunteer, Volunteer, and Youth. Winners will be announced in early 2020 at a ceremony at Government House. Nominations are now open until Friday 11 October, 2019 with a 5.00 pm cut off. For more information, or to nominate online, visit www.multicultural.sa.gov.au/GMA Hundreds of people gathered to welcome the Archbishop to Adelaide. ‘The best Greeks of today are the Greeks of Australia’ THEODORA MAIOS "The best Greeks that exist today are the Greeks of Australia." With these touching words, the newly enthroned Archbishop Makarios paid special tribute to all the early Greek Australians and their achievements. He addressed the crowd at a dinner hosted by St Basil's Homes at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday night in honour of his appointment as hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia. This was Makarios' first pastoral visit to South Australia since his enthronement in June. Adelaide’s Hellenic cultural festival Odyssey returns Adelaide's Hellenic cultural festival Odyssey is set to return next month for the 14th year, celebrating Greek culture in South Australia. Presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia, the Festival kicks off on 4 October, and runs until 17 November. This year's theme is 'Education Through Greek Arts', with a program that features an array of cultural events and productions from both Australia and Greece, with something suitable for every age group and taste. There will be different mediums of art being exhibited, including sculpture, painting, handicraft and costumes. A variety of com- edy theatre productions will be staged, along with a special music dress up night, dedicated to Greece's golden era of music and fashion. Odyssey Festival coincides with the 26th Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival, where cinephiles will have the chance to watch the latest films from Greece at Palace Nova cinemas. "We invite the whole community to come celebrate with us and enjoy every aspect of Hellenism through the arts and entertainment," says General Secretary Peter Ppiros. The official program, along with other relevant announcements, will be published soon. When: 4 October-17 November His arrival at Adelaide Airport last Sunday was met with enthusiasm. "We are blessed to have him as our new spiritual leader," said Bishop Nikandros of Dorylaeon, who extended a warm welcome to the Archbishop upon his arrival at Adelaide Airport where he was also greeted by South Australian Premier Steven Marshall, and an enthusiastic crowd of over 500 people which included families and children from the various Greek Orthodox Parishes, Communities and schools. His jam-packed schedule included an official welcome dinner at the Krystal Function Centre at Port Adelaide on Monday night by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia Inter-Communities Council. "At the heart of Orthodoxy is family, which is why the arrival of His Eminence, as the Father of the Church in Australia is such a signifi- cant event for the Orthodox faithful of all ages," Mr Con Dalas said, taking the floor as President of the InterCommunities Council of South Australia. Archbishop Makarios' five-day schedule consisted of community and official events including meetings with the founders of Adelaide's Greek community, heads of all parishes, government officials including the Governor of South Australia and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia, and a special visit to St Basil's Homes in St Peters on Father's Day to meet with aged care residents and their families. The religious leader also visited youth and community groups in line with one of his key priorities, which is to engage more with the younger generation. "Your fathers, mothers, your grandfathers, your grandmothers left Greece not to go to Germany, not to go to America, but to go to an unknown place, and make a life on the other side of the world. This shows courage, determination and bravery and it also proves that the Greeks that migrated here (Australia) did not do things by chance. They had courage and faith and they worked really hard to progress and excel making us all proud of their achievements and ethos," he said. Archbishop Makarios assumed duties earlier this year following the death of the late Archbishop Stylianos Harkianakis, who passed away in March after serving Australia's Greek Orthodox for more than 40 Archbishop Makarios arrives in Adelaide. PHOTOS: KPN PHOTOGRAPHY years. Born in 1973, Archbishop Makarios has a strong academic career, having completed three Masters, a Doctoral dissertation in Bioethics, and has served at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, Greece and Estonia before being unanimously elected as the new Archbishop of Australia. His visit to Adelaide concluded on Wednesday.
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