Memorial service and wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Theodoros Kolokotronis
Date - Sunday, 12 February 2023
On Sunday 12 February 2023, Arcadians were joined by members of the Greek community to honour the memory of the legendary 19th century hero of the Greek revolution, Theodoros Kolokotronis, who died 180 years ago in 1843.
The memorial service at the church of Axion Estin in Northcote was followed by wreath laying ceremony. Floral tributes were presented by
Emmanuel Kakavelakis, Consul General of Greece in Melbourne and John Dimitropoulos, President of the Panarcadian Association of Melbourne & Victoria. Wreaths were laid also by representatives from the Panarcadian Federation of Australia, Prasino Arkadia Melbourne and Loukas Association ‘Agios Georgios’.
Following the commemoration ceremony, attendees were invited to the building of the Panarcadian Association of Melbourne & Victoria ‘O Kolokotronis’, in North Melbourne. A luncheon was served to guests in the Ballroom and speeches followed from the President of the Federation, the President of the Association and the Consul General.