MELBOURNE: Fr. K Y Chacko (Vicar) St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church informed IOH that with the help of Bishop of Dervis, Rev. Anthony Krinis and the Greek Orthodox Community, “St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church” is now starting its first Holy Service in the South Eastern Suburb on January 3, 2010, with Evening Prayer at 6.30PM and Holy Qurbana at 7.00PM at Greek Orthodox Parish & Community of “St. Panteleimon”, 19 Herbert St, Dandenong, VIC 3175.
“The Church has grown immensely though all these years. Now as a reach out program of the church to its faraway resident members, a new service is planned to start in their area to lessen their travel problems. Hope this service will enable our faithful to participate in the service more regularly” added the Vicar.
Few migrants from India who called AUSTRALIA, the country which is unique & diverse with multiculturalism their home, with God’s help started the first Indian Orthodox Church on 30th August 1980; “St. Mary’s Indian Orthodox Church” located at 118-122, Nicholson St, East Coburg, VIC 3058.
“We are indebted to the Australian Government, Mooreland Council for their support” said Fr. K Y Chacko .