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The Reverend Father '''Dimitri Tsakas''' is the rector of the Greek Orthodox Church of St George, Brisbane, as well as being the Archdiocesan Vicar-General of [[List of parishes in Queensland|Queensland]] and New Guinea for the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia]].
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The Reverend Father '''Dimitri Tsakas''' is the [[rector]] of the Greek Orthodox Church of St George, Brisbane, and the Vicar-General of the Fourth Archdiocesan District of [[List of parishes in Queensland|Queensland]] and New Guinea, [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia]].
  
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==Biography==
*1966 - Dimitri was born in Brisbane.  He would receive his school education from Junction Park State School and Brisbane State High School, and then moved to Townsville to complete his undergraduate degree in Social Work, with honours in Social Policy.  After graduation, he worked with disadvantaged groups in Townsville and rural Queensland in the Department of Social Security.
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Dimitri was born in Brisbane in 1966, where he would subsequently attend Junction Park State School and Brisbane State High School.  He then moved to Townsville, where he completed an Social Work degree, attaining honours in Social Policy.
*1988 - Dimitri married Michelle.  The next year, they moved to Brisbane.
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*1989 - Dimitri practised social work in psychiatric disability.
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*1991 - Began practicing as Family Court Counsellor in the Family Court of Australia, Brisbane.
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:May - Dimitri is ordained by Archbishop [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos of Australia]] to the [[deacon|diaconate]] at the Church of St George, where he is assigned to serve.
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*1994 - At the end of this year, Dcn Dimitri was ordained to the [[priest]]hood.
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*1995 - Fr Dimitri began studies at [[St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney, Australia|St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College]], Sydney, serving parishes in Sydney at the same time.
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*1997 - At the end of this year, having graduated from St. Andrew's with a Bachelor of Theology, Fr Dimitri was again placed at the Church of St George, Brisbane, where he currently serves as rector of the parish with two assistant priests.
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*2001 - Fr Dimitri was elevated to the rank of [[Economos|Economos]].
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==List of Articles==
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After his graduation, he worked with disadvantaged groups in Northwest [[List of parishes in Queensland|Queensland]], from Townsville to Hughenden in what was then called the Department of Social Security.  During this time, he married Michelle in 1988.
*[http://gocstgeorge.com.au/ourpriests.html Biography], on the website of the Greek Orthodox Church of St George.
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In 1989, they moved to Brisbane, where Dimitri practised social work in psychiatric disability; in 1991, he became a practising Family Court Counsellor in the Family Court of Australia, Brisbane.  In May of this year, Dimitri was [[ordination|ordained]] by Archbishop [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos of Australia]] to the [[deacon|diaconate]] at the Church of St George, where he is assigned to serve.  He began a ministry of teaching, bringing many Orthodox back to the Church.
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At the end of 1994, Dcn Dimitri was ordained to the [[priest]]hood at the Church of St George.  Soon after, he moved to Sydney, where he began studies at [[St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney, Australia)|St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College]], simultaneously serving parishes in Sydney.  After his graduation from St Andrew's in 1997 with a Bachelor of Theology, he was again placed at the Church of St George, Brisbane, first as assistant priest, then as rector.
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On the retirement of V. Rev. Fr [[Gregory Sakellariou]] from the position in 2000, Fr Dimitri was made Vicar-General of the Fourth Archdiocesan District of Queensland and New Guinea.  Subsequently, in 2001, Fr Dimitri was elevated to the rank of [[Economos]].
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In 2007, Fr Dimitri was awarded a Masters of International Relations with Distinction from Macquarie University, focusing on the European Union.
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During the Brisbane floods of 2011, Fr Dimitri led the community in helping those affected by floods, a position that continued in helping those in and around Townsville in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi.  He was awarded a 'local hero award' by the then-Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, for his leadership and efforts.
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==External links==
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===Sources===
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*[http://gocstgeorge.com.au/priests.php Biography], on the website of the Greek Orthodox Community of St George.
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===Articles===
 
*Sermon on the [http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/publican.htm Publican and the Pharisee].
 
*Sermon on the [http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/publican.htm Publican and the Pharisee].
 
*Article in 1999, within the [[Voice in the Wilderness]], on [http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/prodigal.htm The Prodigal Son].
 
*Article in 1999, within the [[Voice in the Wilderness]], on [http://home.it.net.au/~jgrapsas/pages/prodigal.htm The Prodigal Son].
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*Article in 2004, within the Voice in the Wilderness, on the [http://members.optusnet.com.au/~goawa/confession1.html Importance of Confession].
 
*Article in 2004, within the Voice in the Wilderness, on the [http://members.optusnet.com.au/~goawa/confession1.html Importance of Confession].
 
*A book on incarnational theology, [http://www.franciscan.org.au/ourjoy.html That Our Joy May Be Complete], in which Fr Dimitri has an essay on the Orthodox viewpoint.
 
*A book on incarnational theology, [http://www.franciscan.org.au/ourjoy.html That Our Joy May Be Complete], in which Fr Dimitri has an essay on the Orthodox viewpoint.
 
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*[http://www.westender.com.au/news/1065/15/Greek-Community-pitches-in Article on the response of the Greek Orthodox community to the 2011 flood and cyclone crises]
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* [http://www.qct.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=847:greek-orthodox-church-reaches-out-in-floods&catid=1:latest&Itemid=39 An article by Fr Dimitri Tsakas] on the Church's response to the 2011 flood and cyclone crises.
  
 
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The Reverend Father Dimitri Tsakas is the rector of the Greek Orthodox Church of St George, Brisbane, and the Vicar-General of the Fourth Archdiocesan District of Queensland and New Guinea, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.

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Biography

Dimitri was born in Brisbane in 1966, where he would subsequently attend Junction Park State School and Brisbane State High School. He then moved to Townsville, where he completed an Social Work degree, attaining honours in Social Policy.

After his graduation, he worked with disadvantaged groups in Northwest Queensland, from Townsville to Hughenden in what was then called the Department of Social Security. During this time, he married Michelle in 1988.

In 1989, they moved to Brisbane, where Dimitri practised social work in psychiatric disability; in 1991, he became a practising Family Court Counsellor in the Family Court of Australia, Brisbane. In May of this year, Dimitri was ordained by Archbishop Stylianos of Australia to the diaconate at the Church of St George, where he is assigned to serve. He began a ministry of teaching, bringing many Orthodox back to the Church.

At the end of 1994, Dcn Dimitri was ordained to the priesthood at the Church of St George. Soon after, he moved to Sydney, where he began studies at St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College, simultaneously serving parishes in Sydney. After his graduation from St Andrew's in 1997 with a Bachelor of Theology, he was again placed at the Church of St George, Brisbane, first as assistant priest, then as rector.

On the retirement of V. Rev. Fr Gregory Sakellariou from the position in 2000, Fr Dimitri was made Vicar-General of the Fourth Archdiocesan District of Queensland and New Guinea. Subsequently, in 2001, Fr Dimitri was elevated to the rank of Economos.

In 2007, Fr Dimitri was awarded a Masters of International Relations with Distinction from Macquarie University, focusing on the European Union.

During the Brisbane floods of 2011, Fr Dimitri led the community in helping those affected by floods, a position that continued in helping those in and around Townsville in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasi. He was awarded a 'local hero award' by the then-Premier of Queensland, Anna Bligh, for his leadership and efforts.

External links

Sources

  • Biography, on the website of the Greek Orthodox Community of St George.

Articles

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Dimitri Tsakas
Preceded by:
V. Rev. Fr. Gregory Sakellariou
1961-2000
Vicar-General of the Fourth Archdiocesan District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia
2000-present
Succeeded by:
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