St. Basil’s Greek Orthodox community celebrates Palm Sunday

28 Apr, 2021

On Sunday 25th April, following Palm Sunday liturgy, members of the community gathered for a Luncheon at Cyren Bar Grill Seafood Darling Harbour, proudly hosted by St. Basil’s Homes NSW/ACT.

“More than 400 family and friends of St. Basil’s attended the Luncheon to celebrate Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Holy Week that will culminate with Orthodox Easter on Sunday 2nd May,” said Spiro Stavis, CEO of St. Basil’s Homes NSW/ACT.

Joining the Directors of St. Basil’s Homes NSW/ACT were their distinguished guests His Eminence Archbishop Makarios, The Consul General Mr Christos Karras and the Trade Commissioner Mrs Katia Gkikiza.

“We were fortunate to have His Eminence Archbishop Makarios provide the blessing of our meal to begin proceedings at our Luncheon, with Palm Sunday being a special day for the Greek Orthodox faithful who traditionally enjoy eating seafood on this day.”

“Holy Week is the most important time of the Orthodox calendar and the catalyst that reminds us to cherish what we have and the people around us.”

“At St. Basil’s it’s important to us that we keep our cultural connection alive for our residents and community. We do that by having our values reflected across our homes through our Model of Care and daily lifestyle program.”

“We are always looking at ways to grow our values and the wonderful people that make St. Basil’s a special home which is what we’ll be doing through our newly developed Strategic Plan to be released next month,” adds Stavis.

We wish all of our Orthodox community a wonderful Holy Week, and thank all of our family and friends who attended to enjoy a traditional Palm Sunday meal together in support of our event.

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