our first born Aussie bishop
Very Reverend Archimandrite Iakovos Tsigounis (pictured) will now become Bishop Iakovos of Militoupolis. This historic ordination of Very Rev Fr Iakovos of Oakleigh Victoria, will take place on February 20th 2011, during the Divine Liturgy at the the Cathedral of the Annunciation Redfern (Archdiocese grounds).
A graduate of St Andrew's Theological College, Very Rev. Fr Iakovos was elected unanimously by the Holy Synod in Constantinople, in the same year that the college celebrates its 25th anniversary.
I personally have not seen a bishop been ordained before and I'm not quite sure that I will have the opportunity again. So I will be making my way on that Sunday to be a part of this 2nd century service, along with all the other Greek Orthodox pilgrims nation-wide.(hint...don't try and park on the archdiocese's grounds that day!)
A Blessing for the Greek Orthodox Church in Australia!