Metropolitan '''Basilios (Qoudsiah)''' or '''Basil (Kodseie)''' is bishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Church, the Metropolitan of [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines|Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines]].
Prior to this, he had been serving as Patriarchal Vicar since the repose of his predecessor, Metropolitan [[ Paul (Saliba) of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines|Paul]].
On [[April 21]], 2010, Fr Basil arrived in Sydney, Australia, to assist in the administration of the Archdiocese<ref>http://www.antiochianarch.org.au/ resources/news/English_Monthly_News_Bultein_May_201011. pdf</ref>. Fr Basil was appointed the parish priest of St Mary's in Mount Pritchard, Sydney. Fr Basil's father was George, who reposed in December 2014<ref>http://www.antiochianarch.org.au/NewsItem.aspx?i=524</ref>.
In November 2014, Fr Basil participated in the inaugural NSW Religious Leaders' Forum on behalf of the Archdiocese<ref>https://www.insights.uca.org.au/news/inaugural-nsw-religious-leaders-forum</ref>.
July 1, 2017, after the repose of Metr. [[ Paul (Saliba) of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines|Paul (Saliba)]], Fr Basil was appointed by Patriarch [[John (Yazigi) of Antioch|John X of Antioch]] to be the Patriarchal Vicar of the Archdiocese<ref>http://www.antiochianarch.org.au/ NewsItem. aspx?i=776</ref>.
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<ref>http://antiochian.org/axios-axios-holy-synod-antioch-elects-two-new-metropolitans</ref>.
== References ==
* [http://www.stmarymtpritchardchurch.org.au/ St Mary's Mount Pritchard] - official website.
* [http://www.antiochianarch.org.au/NewsItem.aspx?i=771 Eulogy for Metropolitan Paul]