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{{orthodoxyinaustralasia}}From the first [[Divine Liturgy]] celebrated at Kirribilli Point (Sydney) in 1820, New Zealand's first [[priest]] in 1910, Australia's first Exarch in 1913, and Australia and New Zealand's first [[bishop]] in 1924, right to the present day, '''Orthodoxy in Australasia''' has a short history that is extremely undocumented and, therefore, largely unseen. This article seeks to be a clearinghouse of information and links regarding the history and state of [[Orthodox Christianity]] in Australia, New Zealand, and (God willing) in Oceania.
==History==*Previously, this article was a clearinghouse of information and links regarding the history and state of [[Timeline of Orthodoxy Orthodox Christianity]] in Australia]]*[[Timeline of and New Zealand; however, this article is now focused on Orthodoxy in and any things that affect both Australia and New Zealand]]*[[Statistics of , and on any information on Orthodoxy in Australia]]Oceania.
==People=====Current Hierarchs=Sub-series==*Metropolitan [[Amphilochios (Tsoukos) of New Zealand]] (Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of New Zealand)*Archbishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney]], Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR [[Archbishop]] of Australia and New Zealand)*Bishop [[Milutin (Knezevic) of Orthodoxy in Australia and New Zealand]] (Serbian Orthodox Bishop of Australia and New Zealand)*Metropolitan Archbishop [[Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand]] (Antiochian Orthodox Archbishop of Australia and Orthodoxy in New Zealand)*Archbishop [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia]] (Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia)**Bishop [[Ezekiel of Dervis]], [[auxiliary bishop|auxiliary]] to Archbishop Stylianos in Melbourne.**Bishop [[Seraphim (Ginis) of Apollonias]], auxiliary to Archbishop Stylianos in Sydney.**Bishop [[Nikandros (Palyvos) of Dorileou]], auxiliary to Archbishop Stylianos in [[List of parishes in South Australia|Adelaide]] and for [[List of parishes in Western Australia|Perth]].
===Other major figures=History==*[[Bishop]] [[Nektarios (Kellis) of Madagascar]], Former priest at the Holy Monastery of St Nektarios, Adelaide; then [[missionary]] to Madagascar, and first bishop thereof.*[[Archimandrite]] [[Nabil (Kachab)]], Vicar-General of the [[Antiochian Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand]] since 2003.*Archimandrite [[Stephanos (Pantanassiotis)]], former Vicar-General of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia]], [[abbot]] of The forerunner to the [[Monastery of Pantanassa (Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales)|Holy Monastery of Pantanassa]].*Archimandrite [[Themistocles (Adamopoulo)]], former lecturer at [[St Andrew's present Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney, Australia)|St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College]], now serving in Kenya.*V. Rev. Fr [[Nicholas Shehadie]], [[Exarch]] to Australia of the [[Church of Antioch]].*V. Rev. Fr [[Michael Shehadie]], second priest of St George, Sydney.*V. Rev. Fr [[Malatius Hussney]], second Antiochian exarch of Australia.*Rev. Fr [[Dimitri Tsakas]], Archdiocesan Vicar-General of the Fourth Archdiocesan District of [[List of parishes structures in Queensland|Queensland]] and New Guinea, [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia]].(''Only major figures with articles are listed'') ===Previous Ruling Bishops===[[List of bishops in Australasia]] (includes auxiliary bishops)*Metropolitan [[Christoforos (Knitis) of Samos|Christoforos (Knitis) of Australia and New Zealand]], GOA. 1924-1929.*Metropolitan [[Timotheos (Evangelinidis) of Rhodes|Timotheos (Evangelinidis) of Australia and New Zealand]], GOA. 1931-1947.*Bishop [[Theodore (Rafalsky) of Sydney|Theodore (Rafalsky)]] of Sydney, ROCOR. 1948-1955.*Metropolitan [[Theophylactos (Papathanasopoulos) of Australia and New Zealand]], GOA. 1947-1958.*Bishop [[Sava (Rayevsky) of Sydney|Sava (Rayevsky)]] of Sydney, ROCOR. 1955?-1971.*Archbishop [[Ezekiel (Tsoukalas) of Pisidia|Ezekiel (Papathanasopoulos) of Australia]], GOA. 1959-1974.*Bishop Panteleimon of Theoupolis, GOA. Exarch 1974-5 (?).*Archbishop [[Theodosius (Putilin) of Sydney]], ROCOR. 1970-1980.*Archbishop [[Paul (Pavlov) of Sydney|Paul (Pavlov)]] Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Sydney, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, ROCOR. 1980-1995.*Archbishop [[Gibran (Rimlawi) of Australia and New Zealand]], AOCA. 1969-1999.*Metropolitan [[Dionysios (Psiahas) of Proussa|Dionysios (Psiahas) of New Zealand]], GOA. 1970-2003.*Metropolitan [[Joseph (Harkiolakis) History of New ZealandAntiochian Orthodoxy in Australasia]], GOA. 2003-2005.
==Jurisdictions==
*[[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia]]
*[[Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand]]
*[[Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Australia and New Zealand]]
*[[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] - [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Diocese of Australia and New Zealand]]
*[[Church of Serbia|Serbian Orthodox Church]] [[Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand|in Australia and New Zealand]] and [[Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand|Serbian Orthodox Diocese Metropolitanate of Australia Australian and New Zealand - New Gracanica Metropolitanate]] (the sole bishop, of the New Gracanica diocese, also administers the patriarchal diocese)
===Without Local Bishop===
*[[Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia|Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and]] [[Australian_jurisdictions_without_a_local_bishop|Australia]]. There is one parish in [http://www.pageone.net.au/%7Erilski/index.htm Sydney], one in [http://www.bulgariandiocese.org/parishdirectory.html?type=details&id=26 Melbourne] and one in [http://www.bulgariandiocese.org/parishdirectory.html?type=details&id=27 Adelaide].
*[[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]] [[Australian_jurisdictions_without_a_local_bishop|in Australia]]; with one parish each in Sydney, Newcastle and [http://www.htocm.org/ Melbourne].*[[Orthodox Church in America]] - [[Parishes in Australia (OCA)|Parishes in Australia]]; with one parish in Sydney and one parish in Brisbane.
*[[Church of Poland|Polish Orthodox Church]] [[Australian_jurisdictions_without_a_local_bishop|in Australia]] - began at [[Timeline of Orthodoxy in Australia|1971 schism]] in ROCOR.
*[[Church of Romania|Romanian Orthodox Church]] [[Australian_jurisdictions_without_a_local_bishop|in Australia and New Zealand]]; with five parishes in Australia and one in New Zealand.
==Organizations and Institutions=====Pan-JurisdictionalOriental Orthodox jurisdictions==={{oriental}}*[[Standing Conference Church of Canonical India|Indian Orthodox Churches of Church]] [[Australian_jurisdictions_without_a_local_bishop|in Australia]]; with one [[parish]] each in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.
===Archdiocesan Institutions and PublicationsWith an irregular status===*[[Voice Macedonian Orthodox Diocese of OrthodoxyAustralia and New Zealand]]: As part of the [[Macedonian Orthodox Church]], official publication this is not in full communion with any of the Greek mainstream Orthodox Archdiocese Churches, and is headed by His Grace Petar, Metropolitan of Australiaand New Zealand.*[[To VemaAutocephalic Greek Orthodox Church of America and Australia]], official newspaper : Formed out of a schism with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australiawith the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA). This entity is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches. The parishes affiliated with the 'Greek Orthodox Communities of South Australia' (GOCSA) are in this church.*[[St Basil's Homes Holy Orthodox Metropolis of Australia & Oceania (AustraliaSerapheimite)|St Basil's Homes]] : Originally parishes who went into schism from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. This entity currently contains the 6 Australian parishes (and Aged Care Services2 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo) who are under the omophorion of Abp Serapheim of Athens (assisted by auxiliary Metropolitan Christodoulos of Neon Patron). This entity is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches.*[[Estia Foundation Holy Synod in Resistance]] - [[Diocese of Sydney and New South Wales (Cyprianite)|Diocese of AustraliaSydney and New South Wales]]: This entity, under Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches.* Previously headed by His Eminence [[Missionary Association Chrysostomos (Alemangos) of Sydney|Chrysostomos]], Bishop of Sydney and New South Wales & Exarch of Australia, the Ascension current locum tenens is Bp Ambrose of Methone, and consists of four parishes and one monastery. This diocese is not in communion with any of our Lord]]the mainstream Orthodox Churches.
==People=Theological Institutions and Programs====Current Hierarchs===*His Eminence [[St Andrew's Greek Basilios (Kodseie) of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines|Basilios]], Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines (Antiochian Orthodox Theological College ).*His Eminence [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion]], Metropolitan of New York and First Hierarch of ROCOR, and Archbishop of Australiaand New Zealand (ROCOR).**His Grace [[George (Schaefer)of Canberra|St Andrew's George]], vicar bishop to Metropolitan Hilarion in Australia and New Zealand.*His Grace [[Mihail (Filimon) of Australia and New Zealand|Mihail]], Bishop of Australia and New Zealand (Romanian Orthodox).*His Eminence [[Myron (Ktistakis) of New Zealand|Myron]], Metropolitan of New Zealand (Greek Orthodox Theological College).*His Grace [[Siluan (Mrakic) of Australia and New Zealand|Irinej]], Bishop of Australia and New Zealand (Serbian Orthodox).*His Eminence [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos]], Archbishop of Australia (Greek Orthodox).**His Grace [[Ezekiel of Dervis]], [[auxiliary bishop]] to Archbishop Stylianos in [[List of parishes in Victoria|Melbourne Institute ]].**His Grace [[Seraphim (Ginis) of Apollonias]], auxiliary bishop to Archbishop Stylianos in [[List of parishes in New South Wales|Sydney]].**His Grace [[Nikandros (Palyvos) of Orthodox Christian StudiesDorileou]], auxiliary bishop to Archbishop Stylianos in [[List of parishes in South Australia|Adelaide]] and for [[List of parishes in Western Australia|Perth]].**His Grace [[St Paul's Theological Course Iakovos (Tsigounis) of StudiesMilitoupolis]], auxiliary bishop to Archbishop Stylianos in [[List of parishes in Victoria|Melbourne]].
==Organizations and Institutions=Ecclesiastical Music===*[[Association of Friends of Byzantine Ecclesiastical Music of South Australia]].*[[School of Byzantine Music (Australia)|School of Byzantine Music]], under the auspices of St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College. =Pan-Jurisdictional=Monasteries==*[[Monastery of St Andrew the First-called (Miramar, New Zealand)|Holy Monastery of St Andrew the First-called]] (GO-NZ, male); ''Metropolitan [[Amphilochios (Tsoukos) of New Zealand|Amphilochios of New Zealand]]''*[[St. Anna Convent (Preston, Victoria)|Holy Monastery Episcopal Assembly of St AnnaOceania]] (AOCA, female)*[[Monastery of Prophet Elias (Monarto, South Australia)|Holy Monastery of Prophet EliasEastern Hierarchs]] (ROCOR, male); ''Hieromonk Benjamin''.*[[Monastery of St. George (Winmalee, New South Wales)|Holy Monastery of St. George]] (GOA, male); ''Archimandrite [[Kyriakos (Stavronikiotis)|Kyriakos]]''.*[[Monastery of Gorgoepikoos (Geelong, Victoria)|Holy Monastery of Gorgoepikoos]] (GOA, female); ''Abbess Kallistheni''.*[[Monastery of the Holy Cross (Mangrove, New South Wales)|Holy Monastery of the Holy Cross]] (GOA, female); ''Abbess Philothei''.*[[Monastery of the Holy Trinity (Monkerai, New South Wales)|Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity]], (ROCOR, male); ''Hieromonk [[John (McPherson)|John]]''*[[St. John the Baptist Skete (Kentlyn, New South Wales)|St. John the Baptist Skete]] (ROCOR, male); ''Hieromonk [[Joachim (Ross)|Joachim]]''.*[[Monastery of St. John of the Mountain (Forrestfield, Western Australia)|Holy Monastery of St. John of the Mountain]] (GOA, male); ''Hieromonk [[Evagrius (Simonopetritis)|Evagrius]]''.*[[Monastery of Our Lady of Kazan (Kentlyn, New South Wales)|Holy Monastery of Our Lady of Kazan]] (ROCOR, female); ''Abbess Evpraksia''*[[Monastery of Archangel Michael (Marrickville, New South Wales)|Holy Monastery of the Archangel Michael]] (ROCOR, male); ''Hieromonk [[Kosmas (Vasilopoulos)|Kosmas]]''.*[[Skete of the Nativity of the Theotokos (Inglewood, South Australia)|Skete of the Nativity of the Theotokos]] (SOC, female); ''Igumanija Anastasija''.*[[Monastery of Pantanassa (Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales)|Holy Monastery of Pantanassa]] (GOA, male); ''Archimandrite [[Stephanos (Pantanassiotis)|Stephanos]]''.*[[St. Petroc Monastery (Cascades, Tasmania)|St. Petroc Monastery]] (ROCOR, male, [[Western Rite|WR]]); ''Hieromonk [[Michael (Mansbridge-Wood)|Michael]]''.*[[Monastery of the Presentation of the Mother of God (Bungarby, New South Wales)|Holy Monastery of the Presentation of the Mother of God]] (ROCOR, female); ''Abbess [[Anna (Karipoff)|Anna]]''.*[[Monastery of New Kalenic (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)|Monastery of St Sava (New Kalenic)]], Canberra (SOC, male); ''Bishop [[Milutin (Knezevic) Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Churches in Australia and New Zealand|Milutin]]''*[[Monastery of St Sava (Elaine, Victoria)|Monastery of St Sava]], Melbourne (SOC, male); ''Iguman Teodor''.*[[Monastery of Holy Transfiguration (Bombala, New South Wales)|Holy Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration]] (ROCOR, male); ''Archimandrite [[Alexis (Rosentool)|Alexis]]''.{{AustralianMonasteries}}
==Lists==
*[[List of Australian monasteries|Monasteries in Australia]]
*[[List of English-speaking parishes in Australia|Parishes in Australia with English as a liturgical language]]
*[[List_of_Western-Rite_parishes_in_Australasia|Parishes in Australasia celebrating the Western Rite]]
*[[List of bishops in Australasia|Complete list of bishops in Australasia]], past and present (includes auxiliary bishops).
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