Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Belmore, All Saints Greek Orthodox Church

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in the south-western suburb of Belmore, is one of many Greek churches throughout Sydney. In 1964, the Greek Orthodox community puchased All Saints Anglican Church nearby and retained the All Saints name. The community quickly outgrew the little church and completed this new church building in 1972, which also houses spaces for classrooms and community activitiesContinuing the Harmony Day theme this week, there are many people of Greek heritage in Australia. Greek migration to Australia peaked in the late 1950s and early 1960s and today there are many who identify themsleves as second and third generation Greek Australians. In the 2006 census, the top languages spoken at home after English only 83%, were Italian 1.8%, Greek 1.4%, Cantonese 1.3% and Arabic 1.3%. There are many Greeks living in Sydney with large communities in the eastern, southern and south-western suburbs.

7 comments:

  1. I like it! It is so bright and full of peaceful! Very nice photo!

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  2. Great series - I'm really enjoying it!

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  3. I never would have thought Greek as being that high. Here it is probably English, Spanish, and Creole. Although, Spanish may be #1.

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  4. Very modern looking church. I have hear before that Melbourne is the third biggest Greek city after Athens and Thessaloniki.

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  5. Quite true Steffe. There's a huge Greek population in Melbourne. This church was built in 1972 and combined traditional features and contemporary designs of the time.

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  6. Thats the church I go to! haha

    Getting married there too!!

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