On Tuesday – February 18, 2020 – on the eve of his departure from Australia, His Eminence Archbishop Daniel, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Michael Solomko (president of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand of the UOC in Diaspora) traveled to Sydney for a meeting with the His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
The meeting of the hierarchs took place in the offices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, during which, both hierarchs discussed pastoral issues that touch upon daily life of the Orthodox Christian communities in Australia and Oceania. Of particular interest was a discussion about the theological education of theology students of the Ukrainian Orthodox Eparchy of Australia and New Zealand at St. Andrew’s Theological College of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
At the end of the meeting, Archbishop Daniel expressed greetings of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, and presented the Archbishop of Australia with two Pascha Pysanky (Easter eggs), which were beautifully done by the local Ukrainian artist in Australia.
In his turn, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios presented Archbishop Daniel with a liturgical Byzantine blessing cross.
Later in the day, both Archbishops met with Very Rev. Fr. Chad Hatfield (President of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary (USA) of the Orthodox Church of America), who was visiting Australia and paid a visit to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and St. Andrew’s Theological College of the Archdiocese.
To learn more about the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, visit the official web site of the Church in Australia.
His Eminence Archbishop Daniel departed Australia for the United States of America on February 19, 2020, following the conclusion of the three-week long archpastoral visit to the parishes of the Ukrainian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand.