In his sermon Metropolitan Antony spoke “of the great call of Christ to follow Him in living the Faith by doing the Commandments of Christ and not just memorizing them for catechetical purposes. Knowing and memorizing the Scriptures is only one side of our Great Faith – living the precepts of the Faith – is what puts our knowledge to test; whether we are capable to being kind, compassionate, all forgiving, etc…”

Following the Liturgy, everyone adjourned to the Orthodox Church Hall for a delicious lunch prepared by the Church Women’s Group. His Eminence Antony blessed the food, and the church choir sang the response. After the meal, the Parish President, Mr. Peter Mowczan welcomed His Eminence to the local parish community with a brief introduction followed by the President of the Ukrainian Association of Western Australia, Mykola Mowczan.