Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)

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The '''Diocese of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand''', headquartered in Sydney, is a [[diocese]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]].  Its current [[primate]] is His Eminence [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Hilarion (Kapral)]], First Hierarch of [[ROCOR]] and [[Archbishop]] of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand.
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The '''Diocese of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand''', headquartered in Sydney, is a [[diocese]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]].  Its current [[primate]] is His Eminence [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Hilarion (Kapral)]], both First Hierarch of [[ROCOR]] and [[Archbishop]] of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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==Organisation==
 
==Organisation==
The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand is a diocese within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  Within the diocese, of which the Archbishop is the head and sole bishop, there are various deans who are in charge of one or more geographic areas.  There are approx. 62 [[parish]]es and communities, including 17 [[monasticism|monasteries]] and [[skete]]s, across Australia,  
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The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand is a diocese within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.  Within the diocese, of which Metropolitan Hilarion is currently the head and sole bishop, there are various deans who are in charge of one or more geographic areas.  There are approx. 62 [[parish]]es and communities in the diocese, including 17 [[monasticism|monasteries]] and [[skete]]s, across Australia,  
 
23 parishes and communities in Indonesia, 5 parishes and communities in New Zealand, and one parish (along with one monastic skete) in South Korea.
 
23 parishes and communities in Indonesia, 5 parishes and communities in New Zealand, and one parish (along with one monastic skete) in South Korea.
  
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== Recent History ==
 
== Recent History ==
The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, as a part of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]], was involved in [[Russian_Orthodox_Church_Outside_Russia#Rapprochement_with_Moscow|the process to reenter communion]] with the [[Church of Russia]]. The Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Church Abroad was signed on Ascension Thursday [[May 17]], 2007 and Liturgy concelebrated in Moscow by Patriarch [[Alexei II (Ridiger) of Moscow|Alexei]] and Metropolitan [[Laurus (Skurla) of New York|Laurus]], ROCOR's First Hierarch.
 
 
 
On [[July 4]], 2009, the First Hierarch of ROCOR, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, consecrated a new [[church]] in honor of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco specifically for Orthodox Australian Aboriginals. This event is symbolic of a new era of missionary work in the Australian and New Zealand Diocese where a significant portion of its parishioners and [[clergy]] are converts to Orthodoxy of non-Russian background.  
 
On [[July 4]], 2009, the First Hierarch of ROCOR, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, consecrated a new [[church]] in honor of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco specifically for Orthodox Australian Aboriginals. This event is symbolic of a new era of missionary work in the Australian and New Zealand Diocese where a significant portion of its parishioners and [[clergy]] are converts to Orthodoxy of non-Russian background.  
  
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===Diocesan Bishop===
 
===Diocesan Bishop===
 
* Metropolitan [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Hilarion (Kapral)]] of New York and Eastern America, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand.
 
* Metropolitan [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Hilarion (Kapral)]] of New York and Eastern America, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand.
**Archpriest [[Michael Boikov]], Diocean secretary and personal secretary to his Eminence Metropolitan [[Hilarion (Kapral), Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand
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**Archimandrite [[Daniel (Bambang Dwi) Byantoro|Daniel (Bambang Dwi Byantoro)]], head of the [[Gereja Orthodox Indonesia|Indonesian Orthodox mission (ROCOR)]] (23 parishes).
**Archimandrite [[Daniel (Bambang Dwi Byantoro)]], head of the [[Gereja Orthodox Indonesia|Indonesian Orthodox mission (ROCOR)]] (23 parishes).
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**Archpriest [[Michael Protopopov]], Vicar-General of the Diocese, and dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia (16 parishes)
 
**Archpriest [[Nikita Chemodakov]], dean of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (18 parishes)
 
**Archpriest [[Nikita Chemodakov]], dean of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (18 parishes)
**Archpriest [[Michael Protopopov]], dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia (16 parishes)
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**Archpriest [[Michael Klebansky]], dean of Queensland (5 parishes)
**Archpriest [[Michael Klebansky]], dean of Queensland (7 parishes)
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**Archpriest [[Vladimir Boikov]], dean of New Zealand (6 parishes)
 
**Archpriest [[Vladimir Boikov]], dean of New Zealand (6 parishes)
**Hieromonk Paul Kang, head of the Korean Orthodox Mission (1 parish).
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**Hieromonk [[Paul (Kang)]], head of the Korean Orthodox Mission (1 parish).
  
 
===Hierarchs in Australia===
 
===Hierarchs in Australia===
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* Bishop [[Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Manhattan|Gabriel (Chemodakov)]] of Brisbane, Vicar of the Australian Diocese, 1996-1997.
 
* Bishop [[Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Manhattan|Gabriel (Chemodakov)]] of Brisbane, Vicar of the Australian Diocese, 1996-1997.
 
* Metropolitan [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Hilarion (Kapral)]], Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, 1996-present.
 
* Metropolitan [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Hilarion (Kapral)]], Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, 1996-present.
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[[Image:Hilarion_red_panagea.jpg‎]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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[[Category:Orthodoxy in New Zealand]]
 
[[Category:Orthodoxy in New Zealand]]
 
[[Category:Dioceses|Australia and New Zealand]]
 
[[Category:Dioceses|Australia and New Zealand]]
[[Category:ROCOR Dioceses|Australia and New Zealand]
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[[Category:ROCOR Dioceses|Australia and New Zealand]]
 
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    * [http://www.archangelmichael.net.au/ Archangel Michael Church, Blacktown ]
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    * [http://www.orthodox.net.nz/ Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Auckland]
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    * [http://www.gotalk.net.au/amborodin/Site/Welcome.html Dormition of the Mother of God Church, Wollongong]
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    * [http://www.roq.org.au/ROQ/Holy_Annunciation.html Holy Annunciation Church, Brisbane]
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Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)
Jurisdiction ROCOR
Diocese type Diocese
Founded by 1948
Current bishop Metr. Hilarion
See(s) Sydney
Headquarters Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Territory Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Indonesia
Liturgical language(s) Slavonic, English, Indonesian, Korean
Musical tradition Russian Chant
Calendar Julian
Population estimate 158,506

(Census 2001)

Official website Diocese of Aust. & NZ

The Diocese of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, headquartered in Sydney, is a diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Its current primate is His Eminence Hilarion (Kapral), both First Hierarch of ROCOR and Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand.

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History

  • The first Russian parish established in Australia and New Zealand was St. Nicholas Church (now Cathedral), Brisbane, in 1926.
  • The first ROCOR bishop of Australia and New Zealand was Bp Theodore (Rafalsky), 1948-55.

Organisation

The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand is a diocese within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Within the diocese, of which Metropolitan Hilarion is currently the head and sole bishop, there are various deans who are in charge of one or more geographic areas. There are approx. 62 parishes and communities in the diocese, including 17 monasteries and sketes, across Australia, 23 parishes and communities in Indonesia, 5 parishes and communities in New Zealand, and one parish (along with one monastic skete) in South Korea.

The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia was a founding member of SCCOCA, but later departed.

Recent History

On July 4, 2009, the First Hierarch of ROCOR, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, consecrated a new church in honor of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco specifically for Orthodox Australian Aboriginals. This event is symbolic of a new era of missionary work in the Australian and New Zealand Diocese where a significant portion of its parishioners and clergy are converts to Orthodoxy of non-Russian background.

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