OUR PARISH

The Presentation of Our Lord is under the spiritual and ecclesiastical leadership of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, within the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Situated in Melbourne’s North, The Presentation of Our Lord serves the Greek and English speaking community in Coburg, Pascoe Vale and their surrounding suburbs.

Our mission is to provide for the spiritual needs of our people; all those who seek to know the truth.


OUR PROGRAMS

On a weekly basis, our Church follows the following program:

Please click here for full details of our parish service programs which outline the specific services, classes, events and announcements.



MAJOR & MINOR FEASTS

Every year, our Parish celebrates the following feasts:

 


OUR PRIESTS

Father Efstathios Papadopoulos

Fr Efstathios completed his ecclesiastical studies in Kalamata, Greece.

In 1974 he migrated to Australia from his hometown called Malta within the region of Messinia, Greece.

On 20 October 1988 Fr Efstathios was ordained to the diaconate by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia at our Parish, which at the time was only a small house. He was later ordained to the priesthood on 6 November 1988 by His Grace Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis and has been serving and attending to the needs of our Parish ever since – which is now nearly 28 years!

From its humble beginnings, Fr Efstathios has seen the establishment of our Church, our Community Hall, and its surrounding grounds emerge to become a large, strong, multigenerational, family orientated church, noticeably impacting our community through the word and mission of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Fr Efstathios expresses his gratitude to our Lord who has provided him with the strength, help, and mercy, allowing him to live such a beautiful life within our Parish and for the opportunity to know its people as his brothers and sisters in Christ.

He is extremely happy and honours the faithfulness of his parishioners who have selflessly made sacrifices throughout the years, and thanks everyone for all the effort they have put in, and continue to put into our Parish - both tangibly and spiritually. He wishes to see our Parish to continue to grow and flourish fruitfully with the tireless effort of himself, Fr Leonidas, and all the faithful servants of God.  

 

Father Leonidas Ioannou

With the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia, Fr Leonidas Ioannou was ordained to the deaconate by His Grace Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis at our Parish on 27 February 2011. He was ordained to the priesthood by His Grace Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis on December 2011.

Fr Leonidas was officially placed as the Assistant Priest (Eφημέριος) in 2011 and has been serving and attending to the needs of the Parish ever since.

Prior to his ordination Fr Leonidas studied Theology in Sydney at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College. In his free time, he enjoys working on his iconography which you can see throughout the Church.