Basilios (Kodseie) of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines

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The Right Reverend Archimandrite Basilios (Kodseie) is the Metropolitan-elect of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, since his election on 4 October 2017. Prior to this, he had been serving as Patriarchal Vicar since the repose of his predecessor, Metropolitan Paul.

Biographical Details

  • Fr Basil's father was George, who reposed in December 2014.
  • On April 21, 2010, Fr Basil arrived in Sydney, Australia, to assist in the administration of the Archdiocese. [1]
  • Fr Basil was appointed the parish priest of St Mary's in Mount Pritchard, Sydney.
  • In 2014, Fr Basil participated in the inaugural NSW Religious Leaders' Forum on behalf of the Archdiocese. [2]
  • On July 1, 2017, after the repose of Metr. Paul (Saliba), Fr Basil was appointed by Patriarch John X of Antioch to be the Patriarchal Vicar of the Archdiocese. [3]
  • Fr Basilios delivered a presentation entitled The Spiritual Father in the text of the Philokalia of the Holy Neptic Fathers at the 'Day of Orthodox Spirituality', organised by St Cyril's Coptic Orthodox Theological College.
  • On October 4, 2017, the Holy Synod of Antioch elected Fr Basilios to be the Metropolitan of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.[4]


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Basilios (Kodseie) of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines
Preceded by:
Metr. Paul
Metropolitan Archbishop of Australia,
New Zealand and the Philippines (Antiochian)

Succeeded by:
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