Australian jurisdictions without a local bishop

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This article seeks to serve as a catch-all point for the five jurisdictions in Australia who are small enough to not warrant a resident bishop. The largest of these groups is a Vicariate under the Patriarch of Romania.

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Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese in the USA, Canada and Australia

  • Number of Parishes: Three in Australia.
  • Hierarch: Metropolitan Joseph of the USA, Canada and Australia.
  • Began: First parish in 1950.
  1. Sydney: St John of Rila Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. [1][2]
  2. Melbourne: Sts Cyril and Methodius Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. [3]
  3. Adelaide: St Petka Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Church. [4]

Moscow Patriarchate in Australia

  • Number of Parishes: Three in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle).
  • Hierarch: Metropolitan Kyril of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, Head of Department of External Church Relations, Patriarchate of Moscow and All Russia
  • Began: First parish in 1988 (Blacktown-Sydney); second parish in Melbourne; third parish in 1996 (Mayfield-Newcastle)

Orthodox Church in America - Parishes in Australia

main article: Parishes in Australia (OCA)

  • Number of Parishes: Two in Australia (one in Sydney, one in Brisbane).
  • Hierarch: Metropolitan Herman of Washington and New York, administrator of the Parishes in Australia
  • Began: 1971, in ROCOR schism.

Polish Orthodox Church in Australia

  • Number of Parishes: One in South Australia.
  • Hierarch: unknown
  • Began: 1971, in ROCOR schism.

Romanian Orthodox Vicariate for Australia and New Zealand

  • Number of Parishes: Seven in Australia (2 in Melbourne, 2 in Sydney, 1 in Adelaide, 1 in Brisbane, 1 in Perth), three in New Zealand (Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch).
  • Hierarch: Patriarch Teoctist of Romania.
  • Vicar: Revd Fr Dumitru Coman (Melbourne).
  • Began: First parish in 1972.

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