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Agiasmo and cutting of the Vasilopita

The Pancretan Association of Melbourne held its annual blessing and the traditional cutting of the Vasilopita for 2021 on Saturday, January 30.

We were honoured to have His Grace Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis offer his blessing and to cut the vasilopita together with the new Consul General of Greece in Melbourne, Mr Emmanuel Kakavelakis.

Following the address of the new Consul, we were treated to a special surprise visit from Cretan tennis player, Michalis Pervolarakis, who is currently in the country for the Australian Open. Our Association wishes him every success in the tournament.

It was lovely evening reuniting with many of our members and friends enjoying Greek food and Cretan music from local Melbourne musicians, Sifis Tsourdalakis, George Sevastakis, Tony Iliou and Paddy Montgomery.

Our Association would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and we look forward to catching up with you all at our future events.

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