St Andrew's Orthodox Press

St Andrew’s Orthodox Press, under the auspices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, seeks to publish theological and catechetical works as well as other historical, cultural and educational topics related to Orthodox Christianity for the benefit of the general public. It is committed to the production of quality books, electronic and audiovisual material that will communicate Orthodox faith and culture to the widest possible audience.



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Chief Editor

His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia
Chief Publishing Officer

Dr Mario Baghos

Production Design
Mr Basilios Psilacos

Mr Andrew Boucas

Distribution (Melbourne)
Mr Phillip Papagiannopoulos




His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia, Lord and Master of my life. Translated by Anna Dimitriou and Angeliki Georgiou. Sydney: St Andrew's Orthodox Press, 2020.

Description: His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia in his illuminating and spiritually edifying book prudently offers “Reflections on Spiritual Alertness.” Just as monks are summoned to prayer by the sound of the talanton, His Eminence Archbishop Makarios prayerfully calls upon the faithful to repentance through his explanation of this truly Orthodox prayer, “the Prayer of Great Lent.”

- From the 'Foreword' by His Grace Bishop Silouan of Sinope

About the Author: His Eminence Archbishop Makarios (Griniezakis) of Australia was elected as the sixth primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, an eparchy of the Ecumenical Throne, on May 9, 2019, by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. On June 29, 2019, he was enthroned as Archbishop of Australia at the Greek Orthodox cathedral of the Annunciation, Sydney. Among his many Archiepiscopal responsibilities, he is also Dean of St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College.

For the flyer of the book, click here.



Industry Reviews

"The ultimate purpose of the spiritual reflections in this gem of a book is to make us sharers of this [God's] Kingdom. This book is a wonderful companion in our journey to this Kingdom, teaching us the transformative power of repentance and revealing to us the salvific love of the Lord and Master of our life." - Book Review by Dr Andrew Mellas on KOSMOS newspaper website. For full review see here. For the review in Greek, click here.

"Written in an easily comprehensible, crisp and engaging style and eschewing rhetorical flourishes and superfluous adornments, Archbishop Makarios’ recently published moving and incisive meditation on Saint Ephraim’s prayer is ably translated into English by Anna Dimitriou and Angeliki Georgiou." - Book Review by Mr Dean Kalymniou on NEOS KOSMOS newspaper website. For the full online review see here. To download the pdf of the published version, go here.