Father Marinakis honoured for his service

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Long serving priest, Father Athanasios Marinakis was honoured on May 30 at the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel by the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia for his 40-year contribution to the community.Father Marinakis was ordained in 1962 at the young age of 31.Beyond his duties as a priest, the now 79-year-old selflessly dedicated himself to assisting the broader Greek community. He has been a probation officer, an interpreter for the courts, and an interpreter at the Children’s Hospital in both Melbourne and South Australia. He has assisted the Greek community in immigration matters, workers compensation matters, common law cases and raised money for the poor.“Social work and immigration was where the need was because people were very, very poor,” he said. In 1988, Father Marinakis was awarded the Order of Australia medal for his services to the community.The ceremony saw president of the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia, Mr Elovaris unveil a plaque in Father Marinakis’ honour.Mr Elovaris praised the long service of Father Marinakis, acknowledging the grave responsibility he had towards attaining to the spiritual needs of the community. Also present was the Bishop of Adelaide , Iakovos, SA Minister for Multicultural Affairs Grace Portolesi, Father Nicholas Despinoudis, Father Mariankis’ family.Father Marinakis thanked all those who have advised him and supported him including various church communities and the committee of women’s auxiliary of the church, including Mrs Antigone Vasou. He closed off by thanking all his parishioners and the Greek community for the many years of support as he serviced the church.last_img read more

Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice ce

first_imgWashington Redskins running back Derrius Guice, center, receives attention on the field after an injury during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Arizona hosts Washington at University of Phoenix Stadium to open 2018 on Sunday, Sept. 9.Related LinksCardinals get CJ2K, lose out on Campbell in The Ringer’s 2008 re-draftThe 5: Things to watch in the Arizona Cardinals’ preseason openerArizona Cardinals sign cornerback Tim ScottCardinals refresh game day reminders for home opener vs. RedskinsGuice was injured in Washington’s preseason opener at New England. The team announced the prognosis Friday following an MRI, saying Guice should make a full recovery and be ready to play in 2019.In camp, Guice had been splitting first-team carries with Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine. Coach Jay Gruden has said there was competition for the No. 1 job along with third-down back Chris Thompson. Now, it’s wide open after Guice’s season-ending injury.The team said tight end Manasseh Garner, a long shot to make the roster, is out for the season with an ACL injury. The Arizona Cardinals’ first regular season opponent suffered a serious blow to its season in its first preseason game on Thursday.Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice is out for the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee.Guice was expected to be the Redskins’ starter after they selected him 59th overall in the draft. The LSU product was considered a first-round prospect and went late in the second. Top Stories 3 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more