The Good Shepherd has departed. He received the call from his Master: “Well done, you good and faithful servant… Enter into the joy of your Lord.” (Mat. 25:23). Father Varnavas has reposed in the Lord. May his memory be eternal. We were deeply shocked and saddened on that Tuesday, 22nd June, to receive a call from … Continue reading Instead of a Eulogy
Karlotta is a long-term associate of the Orthodox Apostolic Ministry in the Pacific, working at its base in New Zealand as part of its secretarial team. She and her husband are involved with accounting and providing administrative help for the Mission. She is also a devout Orthodox Christian whose deep desire to help the Mission … Continue reading Karlotta’s Tale
In a previous post we told you how in Samoa our mission team met a Greek man named Elias who had travelled from Greece to Samoa for some family matters. Elias is a civil engineer, a skilled builder and stonemason, and was inspired by the vision and decisiveness of our Spiritual Father, His Eminence Metropolitan … Continue reading The Builder’s Tale
Metropolitan Myron of New Zealand and Exarch of Oceania, after his first visit to Fiji.
In 2005, our Spiritual Father, Metropolitan Amphilochios (Tsoukos), was assigned to the Holy Metropolis of New Zealand by the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the additional responsibility of sharing the Orthodox faith to the island nations of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Whenever I hear about the prospect of a mission, I’m always enthusiastic,” relates His Eminence Amphilochios, … Continue reading The Orthodox Mission in Samoa