Thursday, 16 April 2009

Surry Hills, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church

The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Surry Hills was the first Greek Orthodox church in Australia, consecrated in 1898. This week is Holy Week leading up to Easter, for Eastern Orthodox denominations. The reason for the variation is complicated and goes back to the 4th century when the Church of Rome decided that the date of Easter would be computed independently of any Jewish calculations to determine the date of Passover, so that Easter is observed on the Sunday after the first full moon on or after the day of the vernal equinox. The Eastern Orthodox Churches continue to use a lunisolar cycle to calculate the date of Easter, which is also used to calculate the date of Jewish Passover.

13 comments:

  1. Hi, you have nice photos of churches. Thanks for the info about Orthodox Easter.

    And thanks for dropping by.

    Regina

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  2. Great shot and interesting information.

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  3. I love Sydney and i wish to visit nearly. I read about it in http://famoussites.blogspot.com/2010/07/sydney-australia.html

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  4. I like the design of the top central window. Well made!!

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  5. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and info.

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  6. I sure like the twin towers. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. Thanks for the info, very interesting. A nice church.

    Diana

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  8. Nice choice for this week. A choice building


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  9. Hy Jim!
    The great history of this church ... Best wishes :)

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  10. Love the doors!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  11. Great church, Jim! They are having a lovely Easter day here today.

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