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Sunday, 17 January 2016

No 109 Trams Until Tuesday

It seems work on the new super tram stop at the corner of Whiteman Street and Clarendon Street has taken longer than expected. Yarra Trams are now saying that 109 trams will not recommence until Tuesday morning.

So, as the replacement bus takes a lot longer than the tram, allow extra time on Monday (and perhaps Tuesday since they've delayed estimated completion twice already) if you're going into the city.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Disruption to Beacon Cove 109 Trams

Yarra Trams have just advised that tram service changes on routes 12, 96 & 109 will continue until approximately 7:30am Sunday 17 January.  It was previously expected to be finished today.

More details are available here.

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Blessing of the Waters - Princes Pier - This Sunday - 10 Jan

Sorry for the late notice of this - it's not usually well publicised and I only realised it was on this weekend when I saw some preparations this morning.

The Blessing of the Waters, Greek Orthodox ceremonies takes place at Port Melbourne each year in January.  This is a combined celebration for all Parishes in Melbourne celebrated by Their Graces Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis and Bishop Iakovos of Miletoupolis together with all the Clergy of Melbourne.

The promise of a year's good fortune enticed scores of young Greek Orthodox men to try their luck in the annual Blessing of the Waters Ceremony. The ritual commemorates Christ's baptism in the River Jordan, termed the Epiphany by St. John Chryssostom (from the Greek word for 'manifestation', 'epifaniea').

The ceremony will be at 1pm on Sunday 10 January and will be followed by music, dancing and activities for children until late afternoon. Also, food and drink will be available at the Pier together with a variety of other stalls.

More information can be found here or here.