Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia

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''This article is about Coptic Orthodoxy in Australia. For a list of Coptic parishes in Australia, see the [[List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in Australia]].''
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Australia has a large number of Egyptian Christian immigrants, mainly Coptic Orthodox. This immigration mainly started in the late 1960s.
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The Coptic Orthodox congregations in Australia are served by two Coptic Orthodox [[diocese]]s with over 50 [[parish]]es, two [[monastery|monasteries]], two theological colleges and five schools.  
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Congregations of the '''[[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia]]''' are served by two Coptic Orthodox [[Diocese]]s with over 50 [[parish]]es, two Monasteries, two theological Colleges and five schools. The Coptic Church is a member of National Council of Churches in Australia. Currently, the Coptic Orthodox Church has as many 100,000 members in Australia (in Sydney alone it is estimated that there are 70,000 Copts, with numbers in Melbourne in the tens of thousands) <ref>In the year 2003, there was an estimated 70,000 Copts in New South Wales alone: - {{cite hansard | url=http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC20031112040 | house=Parliament of
 
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NSW - Legislative Council | date= 12 November 2003| page=Page: 4772: - ''Coptic Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust Amendment Bill''}}</ref>.
==Diocese of Melbourne, West and South Australia, New Zealand and All Oceania==
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His Grace Suriel is Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, New Zealand and All Oceania.
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The following is a list of the churches under the Diocese:
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*St. Mark; Kaleen, ACT
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*St. Mark; Auckland, NZ
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*St. Mary & St Athanasius; Christchurch, NZ
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*Archangel Michael; Dunedin, NZ
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*St. Mary & St. Bishoy; Cowandilla, SA
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*St. Demiana & St. Abraam; Newstead, TAS
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*St. Bishoy & St. Shenouda; Bulleen, VIC
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*Archangel Michael & St. Anthony; Oakleigh, VIC
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*St. Anthony's Monastery; Heathcote, VIC
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*Diocese of Melbourne Headquarters & St Athanasius Church; Donvale, VIC
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*St. George; St. Albans, VIC
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*St. Mark; Preston, VIC
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*St. Mary; Kensington, VIC
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*St. Mina & St. Marina; Hallam, VIC
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*St. Mark & St. George; Wanneroo, WA
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*St. Mary & Archangel Michael; East Victoria Park, WA
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*St. Mark; Suva, Fiji
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*St. Mary; Tavenui, Fiji
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*St. Antony & St. Athanasius; Pacific Harbour, Fiji
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==Diocese of Sydney, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory and All East Asia==
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His Grace Daniel is Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Sydney, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and All East Asia.
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The following is a list of the churches under the Diocese:
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*St. Mary & St. Mina Cathedral; Bexley, NSW
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**Fr Samuel Guirguis
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**Fr Estephanous El-Antouny
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**Fr Bassilious Gad
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**Fr Youssef Fanous
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*Anba Abraam & Pope Shenouda Coptic Centre; Long Point, NSW
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*Anba Abraam & Fr. Mikhail El-Behery; Peakhurst, NSW
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*Archangel Michael & St Bishoy; Mt Druitt, NSW
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*St. Antonious & St. Paula; Guildford, NSW
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*St. Barbara & Abba Nofer the Hermit; Campbelltown, NSW
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*St. George; Kensington, NSW
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*St. George & Prince Tadros; Liverpool, NSW
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*St. Demiana & St. Athanasius; Punchbowl, NSW
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*St. Mark; Arncliffe, NSW
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*St. Mary & St. Mercurius Abu Sefein; Rhodes, NSW
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*St. Mary, St. Bakhomious & St. Shenouda; Kirrawee, NSW
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*St. Mary & St. Sidhom Bishay; Dural, NSW
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*St. Mary & St. Marina; Liandilo, NSW
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*St. Paul & St. Ruweis; Collaroy, NSW
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*The Apostles & St Abanoub; Blacktown, NSW
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*St. Mary & St. George; Minmi, NSW
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*St. Mary & St. John the Beloved; Wagga Wagga, NSW
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*St. Maximos & St. Domadios; Goulburn, NSW
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*St. John the Baptist & Elijah the Prophet; Dubbo, NSW
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*St. Mary & St Joseph; Calamvale, QLD
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*St. Mina & St Antonious; Southport, QLD
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*The Four Incorporeal Creatures Church; Bribie Island, QLD
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*St. Mark & St George; Strathpine, QLD
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*St. Mary & St Antonious Monastery; Beaudesert, QLD
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*St. Mary, St Moses the Mighty & St Takla Haimanot; Darwin, NT
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*St. George; Kagoshima, Japan
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*St. Mark & St. George; Bangkok, Thailand
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*St. Mark; Singapore
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*St. Thomas; Hong Kong
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*St. Mary & Archangel Michael; Guangzhou, China
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*St. Mary & St. Mark; Malacca, Malaysia
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.melbcopts.org.au Diocese of Melbourne]
 
*[http://www.coptic.org.au Diocese of Sydney]
 
*[http://www.coptic.org.au Diocese of Sydney]
*[http://www.melbcopts.org.au Diocese of Melbourne]
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*[http://www.ains.net.au/~johnh Coptic Orthodox Church of Australia (resource)]
  
==See also==
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==References==
*[[Coptic calendar]]
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<references/>
*[[List of Coptic Popes]]
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* ''The Coptic Orthodox Church of Australia 1969-1995'', by Fr Matthew Attia, formerly Mr Maged Attia
*[[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)]]
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*[[Shenouda III (Gayyid) of Alexandria]]
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*[[The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria]]
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*[[Oriental Orthodoxy]]
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*[[Coptic Orthodox Church in Europe]]
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Revision as of 05:33, May 16, 2012

This article is about Coptic Orthodoxy in Australia. For a list of Coptic parishes in Australia, see the List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in Australia.

Congregations of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia are served by two Coptic Orthodox Dioceses with over 50 parishes, two Monasteries, two theological Colleges and five schools. The Coptic Church is a member of National Council of Churches in Australia. Currently, the Coptic Orthodox Church has as many 100,000 members in Australia (in Sydney alone it is estimated that there are 70,000 Copts, with numbers in Melbourne in the tens of thousands) [1].

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References

  1. In the year 2003, there was an estimated 70,000 Copts in New South Wales alone: - Template:Cite hansard
  • The Coptic Orthodox Church of Australia 1969-1995, by Fr Matthew Attia, formerly Mr Maged Attia
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