Migrants- Akrasi


Family Name: Manetas
Name: Simeon 
Year of Birth:   1936
Father's Name: Ioannis  
Mother's Name:   Sultana "Susanna" Thalaselli 
Siblings:  Vasilios, Dimitrios, Irini (Metaxiotis), Eleni (Horiatelli), Evdokia (Armeniatou), Maria (Tsata), Nikolaos 
Year of Arrival in Australia: 1987
Sponsor:    Greek Orthodox Archidiocese (Australia and New Zealand)
Married:  Evangelia Kourtis1927-1976 (Mozaki, Thessaly) 
Children:  Ioannis, Eleni, Ekaterina
City of Residence: Sydney, Australia
Livelihood: Cleric

Above: A portrait of my mother, Sussana.
Above Right: Here I am with my late wife, Evangelia Kourtis); we are engaged. I had been living in Athens since I was 13 years old, where I worked in factories and construction sites.
Above: Here is a school photograph of my two children, Yiannis and Eleni.
above Right: At my daughter, Katerina’s wedding at St Catherine Orthodox Church, Mascot. From left, we are:Myself, Katerina, Aristotelis Balatsias, Ari’s mother, Paraskevi and his father, Ioannis. 
While working in Athens, Simeon undertook studies at the Night Theological College; he was ordained a Greek Orthodox cleric in 1976.