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, 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 and the priests that serve in each church:
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*'''Diocese of Melbourne Headquarters & St Athanasius Church; Donvale, VIC'''
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**Fr Antonious Guirguis
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**Fr Paul Awad
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*'''Archangel Michael & St. Anthony; Oakleigh, VIC'''
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**Fr Mina Rizkalla
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**Fr Danial Ghabrial
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*'''St. Bishoy & St. Shenouda; Bulleen, VIC'''
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**Fr Mina Isaac
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**Fr Shenouda Botros
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*'''St. George; St. Albans, VIC'''
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**Fr Thomas Abdelmalik
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**Fr Peter Agaibi
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**Fr Marcos Yassa
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*'''St. Mark; Preston, VIC'''
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**Fr Victor Rophael
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**Fr Samuel Elias
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**Fr Arsanious Saleeb
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*'''St. Mary; Kensington, VIC'''
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**Fr Tadros Sharobeem
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**Fr Macarius Wahba
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**Fr Habib-Girgis Younan
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*'''St. Mary & St. Mercurious Abu Sefein; Coolaroo, VIC'''
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*'''St. Mina & St. Marina; Hallam, VIC'''
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**Fr Abanoub Attalla
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**Fr Athanasius Attia
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**Fr Timothaos Gabriel
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*'''St. Verena & St. Bishoy; Melbourne CBD, VIC'''
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**Fr Mark Attalla
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*'''St. Mark; Kaleen, ACT'''
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**Fr Abraam El-Baramaousy
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*'''St. Mary & St. Bishoy; Cowandilla, SA'''
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**Fr Philobos Boghdady
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*'''St. Mark & St. George; Wanneroo, WA'''
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**Fr Polycarpos El-Baramousy
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*'''St. Mary & Archangel Michael; East Victoria Park, WA'''
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**Fr Abraam Abdelmalik
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*'''St. Demiana & St. Abraam; Newstead, TAS'''
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**Fr Yowakim El-Baramousy
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*'''St. Mark; Auckland, NZ'''
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**Fr Bishoy Mikhael
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*'''St. Mary & St Athanasius; Christchurch, NZ'''
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**Fr Sourial Youssef
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*'''Archangel Michael; Dunedin, NZ'''
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**Fr Filimon El-Baramousy
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*'''St Mary & St Mina; Wellington, NZ'''
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**Fr Hedra El-Baramousy
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*'''St. Mark; Suva, Fiji'''
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**Fr Antony Lemuelu
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*'''St. Mary; Tavenui, Fiji'''
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*'''St. Antony & St. Athanasius; Pacific Harbour, Fiji'''
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==Monastery of St Anthony, Heathcote, Victoria==
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The Monastery is situated on 150 Acres of land. It is the first Coptic Monastery to be established in Australia. The monastery is currently under the direct jurisdiction of His Grace Bishop Suriel,  Bishop of the Diocese of Melbourne & Affiliated regions. The Abbot of the monastery is the Bishop of the Diocese. There are a total of 4 monks who live and worship in the monastery:
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*Fr Titus El-Baramousy
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*Fr Matta El-Baramousy
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*Fr Dawood El-Baramousy
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*Fr Maximos El-Baramousy
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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 and the priests serving in each church:
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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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**Fr Mina Discoros
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**Fr Paula Elkomos Balamon
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*'''Anba Abraam & Fr. Mikhail El-Behery; Peakhurst, NSW'''
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**Fr Moussa Soliman
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*'''Archangel Michael & St Bishoy; Mt Druitt, NSW'''
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**Fr Antonious Kaldas
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**Fr Botros Morkos
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**Fr Gabriel Yassa
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**Fr Bishoy Botros
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*'''St. Antonious & St. Paula; Guildford, NSW'''
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**Fr Tadros Samaan
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**Fr Shenouda Mansour
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**Fr Suriel Hanna
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*'''St. Barbara & Abba Nofer the Hermit; Campbelltown, NSW
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*'''St. George; Kensington, NSW'''
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**Fr Markos Tawfik
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**Fr Rafael Iskander
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**Fr Matthew Attia
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*'''St. George & Prince Tadros; Liverpool, NSW'''
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**Fr Gawargios Ramandious
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*'''St. Demiana & St. Athanasius; Punchbowl, NSW'''
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**Fr Hanna Gad
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**Fr George Nakhil
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*'''St. Mark; Arncliffe, NSW'''
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**Fr Yacoub Magdy
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**Fr Augustinos Nada
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**Fr Jonathan Ishak
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*'''St. Mary & St. Mercurius Abu Sefein; Rhodes, NSW'''
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**Fr Bishoy Yassa
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**Fr Youhanna Bestawros
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**Fr Mikhail Mikhail
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*'''St. Mary, St. Bakhomious & St. Shenouda; Kirrawee, NSW'''
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**Fr Tadros El-Bakhoumi
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**Fr Sharobim Sharobim
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*'''St. Mary & St. Sidhom Bishay; Dural, NSW'''
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**Fr Misael El-Antouny
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*'''St. Mary & St. Marina; Liandilo, NSW'''
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**Fr Louka Malik
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*'''St. Paul & St. Ruweis; Collaroy, NSW'''
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**Fr Makarios Ibrahim
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*'''The Apostles & St Abanoub; Blacktown, NSW'''
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**Fr Pavlos Hanna
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**Fr Athanasius Ibrahim
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**Fr Arsanius Barsoum
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*'''St. Mary & St. George; Minmi, NSW'''
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**Fr Demian El-Antouny Ava Moussa
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*'''St. Mary & St. John the Beloved; Wagga Wagga, NSW'''
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**Fr Yustus Wasif
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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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**Fr David Mahrous
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*'''St. Mina & St Antonious; Southport, QLD'''
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**Fr Yacoub El-Antouny
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*'''St. Mark & St George; Strathpine, QLD'''
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**Fr Moussa El-Antouny
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*'''The Four Incorporeal Creatures Church; Bribie Island, 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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**Fr Thomas Kanazaki
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*'''St. Mark & St. George; Bangkok, Thailand'''
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**Fr Silwanis El-Antouny
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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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**Fr Joseph Sim
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==Monastery of St Shenouda the Archmandrite, Putty, New South Wales==
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The monastery is situated on a land of approximately {{convert|110|acre|sqkm}}. It is currently under the direct supervision of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. The current Abbot of the monastery is Fr. Daniel El-Antony.
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There are a total of 5 monks who live and worship in the monastery:
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*Fr Daniel El-Antony (Abbot)
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*Fr Wissa El-Anba Bishoy
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*Mk Shenouda El-Anba Bishoy
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*Mk Theodore El-Anba Bishoy
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*Mk Antony St Shenouti
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==Source==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Coptic_Orthodox_Church_in_Australia&oldid=118972492 ''Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia'' on Wikipedia]
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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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  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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