The recent cold winter snap did not deter Bishop Suriel, SAC representatives and the Dean of St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Fr John Behr, from visiting the Eporo Tower site today. Rugged up with woollen hats, coats and scarves, the group enjoyed uninterrupted panoramic views from the 43rd floor, the highest residential level of the building. The 43rd floor vista captures the winding Yarra River, the MCG and sporting precinct, the Dandenong Ranges and the contrasting coastline. The tour also included a visit to the lower levels of Eporo Tower which will house the SAC city campus, new church, dining hall, industrial kitchen, bookstore and traditional Coptic artwork. It became evident to those present on the tour that the Coptic Orthodox Church in Melbourne has embraced a new era of multipurpose architecture which is firmly focused on faith, education and community life right in the heart of Melbourne’s city.
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