Multifaith Laying of Wreaths – Melbourne

Order of Australia

The Order of Australia Association invites you to a National Conference Commemorative Service: Multifaith Wreath Laying Event at the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne on Sunday, 16 February.

The Shrine of Remembrance requests a Laying of Wreaths Ceremony at all services at the Shrine.

On this basis, the following faith representatives will lay wreaths:

  • Anglican – Bishop John Bayton AM
  • Catholic – Bishop Hilton Deakin AM
  • Islam- Ekrem Ozyurek OAM
  • Jewish – Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn OAM
  • Indigenous Representative – Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy

Also present will be representatives from the following faith communities:

  • Greek Orthodox – Bishop Ezekial
  • Buddhist – Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan OAM
  • Sikh – Gurdarshan Singh Gill
  • Christian (Coptic Orthodox) – Father Ababoub Attalia
  • Christian (Salvation Navy) – Major Michael Coleman

Ceremony includes Welcome to country, readings from sacred texts, navy band and guard march, laying of wreaths, last post and a minute’s silence.

John Wertheimer AM, Governor, Shrine of Remembrance will give an address.

Point Cook airbase will provide a flypast as approximately 11.00am.

What: Multifaith Wreath Laying Event

When: Sunday 16th February, 2014 Time: 10.30am

Where: Cenotaph Shrine of Remembrance – Birdwood Ave, Melbourne Victoria

Cost: Free

The Order of Australia

The Order of Australia, instituted by Her Majesty The Queen on 14 February 1975, was established as “an Australian society of honour for the purpose of according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or for meritorious service”.

The Order of Australia Association

The Order of Australia Association is a separate identity being an incorporated Association of recipients of awards in the Order.

Many Branches

The Order of Australia Association has branches in each State and Territory and in the United Kingdom. The national body and each Branch undertake activities in support of the community and social activities for our members. We promote and encourage the nomination of our fellow Australians for awards within the Order.