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Many, many years!

28 July 2013

This month the oldest parishioner of the Orthodox Church of St Nicholas of Japan, Ellie Mullinos, celebrated her 100th birthday, so today we had a party after the Hours and Readers Service (the parish priest, Fr Athanasius Akunda, was away on the Holy Mountain).

LynnKatsoules presented Elly Mullinos with 100 roses on behalf of the parish

LynnKatsoules presented Elly Mullinos with 100 roses on behalf of the parish

Elly had a tough life. She was born in Turkey in 1913, and at the age of 10 was forcibly removed in the ethnic cleansing that followed the Graeco-Turkish War. One of her grandchildren was killed in a road accident and one of her children was murdered.

Until about 4-5 years ago, when she was well into her 90s, she used to drive herself to church, but now she is dependent on others to bring her.

The older generation, and the younger generation

The older generation, and the younger generation

We had the oldest and youngest members in church together

The oldest and the youngest: Elly Mullinos, born 1913, with Michaela d'Amico, born 2013

The oldest and the youngest: Elly Mullinos, born 1913, with Michaela d’Amico, born 2013

With some other members of the parish, Harry Tambourlas, Reader and choir member, and Georgia Jammine, choir director

Harry Tambourlas, Elly Mullinos, Georgia Jammine

Harry Tambourlas, Elly Mullinos, Georgia Jammine

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  1. Fr Michael permalink
    28 July 2013 10:31 pm

    Manny Happy and Blessed Years! dear Mrs Elly Mullinos, from New Zealand, too. Fr Michael and all his family.
    From the Ten Commandments from the Old Testament, Mrs Elly is embodying the fruit and the gift granted for those blessed from the above ( Exodus 20,12). The 5th Commandment seam to be strictly observed by Mrs Elly as far as she’s granted with a long life and manny blessed years.

    Once again: Manny Happy Blessed Years, and keep us in your prayers.

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