I wish to recognise the passing of Father Nicholas Bozikis, a significant, influential and much-loved figure in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and my local community. Father Nicholas was born in 1944 on the Greek island of Zakynthos and emigrated to Australia in 1964 where he initially settled in Melbourne before moving to Sydney in 1970. He was ordained to the priesthood here in Sydney and served within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia in Sydney for more than 50 years, including as Parish Priest at both St Stephanos Hurlstone Park and St Nicholas Marrickville. Everyone who knew Father Nicholas knew what a warm people person he was, dedicated to helping not just his parishioners but the wider community. Father Nicholas is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and great‑grandchildren and he remains connected to our local community through his son Peter, co-owner of Honey and Walnut Patisserie in Dulwich Hill. I extend my deepest condolences to Father Nicholas' family, parishioners and many friends. Vale Father Nicholas and thank you for your many years of dedicated selfless service.