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The Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) since its inception has focussed on the spiritual needs and guidance of the Orthodox faithful in the State of Victoria. The first service, conducted by Archimandrite Dorotheos “Samios” Bakaliaros was held on Sunday 22nd August 1897 at the school hall at Chalmers Church Hall located at Gipps St, Eastern Hill (now East Melbourne). The first church erected by the GOCMV in Melbourne was dedicated to the “Annunciation of Our Lady”.

For nearly 60 years the Holy Church of the “Annunciation of Our Lady” was the sole religious provider to the Greek Orthodox faithful of Victoria. Today the GOCMV is responsible for five churches predominantly located within the inner suburbs of Melbourne, serving thousands of parishioners. All churches are under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

Church services are conducted on each Sunday morning and all Feast Days. For further details regarding church services please contact the respective church.

Holy Church of “The Annunciation of Our Lady”

The Annunciation of Our Lady

Address: 186 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, Vic. 3002. 
Phone number: +61 3 9662 1362
Mobile: +61 422 077 282
Priest: Father Antonios Vanikiotis
Feast Day: 25th March

Holy Church of “Holy Trinity”

Holy TrinityAddress: 2 Leeds St, Footscray, Vic. 3011
Phone number: +61 3 9687 2727
Priest: Stergios Patsouris, 0434 214 998
Feast Day: Sunday of the Pentecost

Holy Church of “Saint Eleftherios”

Saint EleftheriosAddress: 279 Albion St, Brunswick, Vic. 3056
Phone Number: +61 3 9386 5542
Priest: Matthew Papadopoulos
Priest Mobile: 0414 305 942
Feast Day: 15th December

Holy Church of “Saint Demetrios”


Saint DemetriosAddress: 380 High St, Prahran, Vic. 3181
Phone number: +61 3 9510 7880
Mobile number: +61 4 18 559 889
Priest: Rev. Diamantis Kourabis
Feast Day: 26th October

Holy Church of “Saint George”

Saint GeorgeAddress: 66 St. David St, Thornbury, Vic. 3070
Phone number: +61 3 9484 3423
Priest: Rev. Harris Vezos
Priest's Mobile: 0416277621
Feast Day: 23rd April


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