Orthodoxy in Australia

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From the first Divine Liturgy celebrated at Kirribilli Point (Sydney) in 1820, the first Exarch in 1913, and Australia and New Zealand's first bishop in 1924, right to the present day, Orthodoxy in Australia 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.



With Local Bishop

Without Local Bishop

With an irregular status

  • Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Australia - Kyivan Patriarchate: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Australia of the Kyivan Patriarchate is an integral part of the Ukrainian Orthodox Kyivan Patriarchate under the protection (omophor) of His Holiness Patriarch of Kyiv and All Rus-Ukraine Filaret. It represents parishes and believers who have stayed within the National Mother Church (Pomisna Cerkva) of Ukraine. It also consists of a Parishes under the Greek Exarchate of the Kyivan Patriarchate in Australia. Parishes exist in Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide & Brisbane. The Supreme Authority of the Church is the Holy Synod, with its permanent President the Patriarch himself. The Patriarchate has the support of over 30 million faithful in Ukraine. (In comparison The Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine has the support of approximately 5 million faithful in Ukraine) In recent public news polls in Kyiv showed that over 77% of those asked were supporters of The Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyivan Patriarchate and only 8% aligned themselves with The Moscow Patriarchate. Although this entity is not in full communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches, in April 2018 an official petition of the Ukrainian Government and the Kyiv Patriarchate with the UAOC was forwarded to the Ecumenical Patriarchate which was accepted to be examined with possible Autocephaly to be granted in the near future.
  • Macedonian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand: As part of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. This entity is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches.
  • Autocephalic Greek Orthodox Church of America and Australia: Formed out of a schism with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia with 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.
  • Holy Orthodox Metropolis of Australia & Oceania (Serapheimite): Originally parishes who went into schism from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. This entity currently contains only one Parish in Australia - The Greek Orthodox Community Church of St Spyridon Clayton. This entity is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches.
  • Holy Synod in Resistance - Diocese of Sydney 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 Chrysostomos, Bishop of Sydney and New South Wales & Exarch of Australia, the current locum tenens is Bp Ambrose of Methone, and consists of four parishes and one monastery. This entity is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches.
  • Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece: This entity has one mission in Australia - a 'metochion' under Bp Photios of Marathon. This entity is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches.

Previously in Australia


Current Hierarchs

Other major figures

(Only major figures with articles are listed)

Organizations and Institutions

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Archdiocesan Organisations
Educational Institutions
St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College
Philanthropic Institutions
St. Basil's Homes | Estia Foundation | ProviCare Foundation
St. Andrew's Orthodox Press
Phronema | TO VEMA | The Voice of Orthodoxy
Byzantine Music
Byzantine Music School | Australian Byzantine Choir, NSW
Saint John of Damascus, SA | David the Psalmist, Vic.

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines

Archdiocesan Organisations
Administrative Divisions
Deanery of New Zealand
Educational Institutions
Melbourne Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies
St. Paul's Theological Course of Studies



Parishes in Australasia and Oceania Flag of the United States
States and Territories of Australia Australian Capital Territory | New South Wales | Northern Territory |
Queensland | South Australia | Tasmania | Victoria | Western Australia
Islands and Territories of New Zealand North Island | South Island | Stewart Island | Tokelau
Countries in Melanesia East Timor | Fiji | New Caledonia | Papua New Guinea | Solomon Islands | Vanuatu
Countries in Micronesia Guam | Kiribati | Marshall Islands | Federated States of Micronesia | Nauru | Northern Mariana Islands | Palau
Countries in Polynesia American Samoa | Cook Islands | French Polynesia | Niue | Pitcairn | Samoa | Tonga | Tuvalu | Wallis and Futuna Islands

Orthodoxy in Australia: Monasteries
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
Male: Pantanassa | St George | St John
Female: Gorgoepikoos | Holy Cross
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Male: Holy Transfiguration | Archangel Michael
Proph. Elias | St John the Baptist | Holy Trinity
Female: Our Lady of Kazan | Presentation
Other Jurisdictions
Male: New Kalenic (Serbian) | St Sava (Serbian)
Female: St Anna (Antiochian) | Nativity Skete (Serbian)

See also

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United Kingdom

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