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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.
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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, and from October 2014 it is administered by His Grace [[George (Schaefer) of Canberra|George (Schaefer)]], Bishop of Canberra.
  
 
==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 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,  
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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, missions and communities in the diocese, including 17 [[monasticism|monasteries]] and [[skete]]s: with 28 parishes and missions across Australia, 26 in Indonesia, 4 in New Zealand, one parish & skete in South Korea, and one parish each in Pakistan and India.
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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The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia was a founding member of [[SCCOCA]], but later departed.
 
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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== The Episcopacy ==
 
== The Episcopacy ==
===Diocesan Bishop===
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===Bishops===
 
* 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.
**Archimandrite [[Daniel (Bambang Dwi) Byantoro|Daniel (Bambang Dwi Byantoro)]], head of the [[Gereja Orthodox Indonesia|Indonesian Orthodox mission (ROCOR)]] (23 parishes).
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* Bishop [[George (Schaefer) of Canberra|George (Schaefer)]], appointed to be Bishop of Canberra, Vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand.
**Archpriest [[Michael Protopopov]], Vicar-General of the Diocese, and dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia (16 parishes)
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**Archpriest [[Nikita Chemodakov]], dean of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (18 parishes)
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Within this structure are a number of Deaneries, which - given the size of the diocese - are important in the running of the Diocese:
**Archpriest [[Michael Klebansky]], dean of Queensland (5 parishes)
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**Archimandrite [[Daniel (Bambang Dwi) Byantoro|Daniel (Bambang Dwi Byantoro)]], head of the [[Gereja Orthodox Indonesia|Indonesian Orthodox mission (ROCOR)]] (26 parishes and missions).
**Archpriest [[Vladimir Boikov]], dean of New Zealand (6 parishes)
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**Mitred Archpriest [[Michael Protopopov]], Vicar-General of the Diocese, and dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia (11 parishes and missions)
**Hieromonk [[Paul (Kang)]], head of the Korean Orthodox Mission (1 parish).
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**Mitred Archpriest [[Michael Klebansky]], dean of Queensland (5 parishes)
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**Archpriest [[Nikita Chemodakov]], dean of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (11 parishes and missions)
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**Archpriest [[Vladimir Boikov]], dean of New Zealand (4 parishes and missions)
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**Priest [[Adrian Augustus]], dean of Pakistan and India (2 parishes and missions)
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**Priest [[Paul (Kang)]], head of the Korean Orthodox Mission (1 parish).
  
 
===Hierarchs in Australia===
 
===Hierarchs in Australia===
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[[Image:Hilarion_red_panagea.jpg|left|thumb|200px|Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of ROCOR, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia & New Zealand]]
 
* Bishop [[Theodore (Rafalsky) of Sydney|Theodore (Rafalsky)]] of Sydney, 1948-1955.
 
* Bishop [[Theodore (Rafalsky) of Sydney|Theodore (Rafalsky)]] of Sydney, 1948-1955.
 
* Bishop [[Philaret (Voznesensky) of New York|Philaret (Voznesensky)]] of Brisbane, 1963-1964.
 
* Bishop [[Philaret (Voznesensky) of New York|Philaret (Voznesensky)]] of Brisbane, 1963-1964.
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* Archbishop [[Theodosius (Putilin) of Sydney|Theodosius (Putilin)]] of Sydney, 1970-1980.
 
* Archbishop [[Theodosius (Putilin) of Sydney|Theodosius (Putilin)]] of Sydney, 1970-1980.
 
* Archbishop [[Paul (Pavlov) of Sydney|Paul (Pavlov)]] of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, 1980-1995.
 
* Archbishop [[Paul (Pavlov) of Sydney|Paul (Pavlov)]] of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, 1980-1995.
* Bishop [[Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Manhattan|Gabriel (Chemodakov)]] of Brisbane, Vicar of the Australian Diocese, 1996-1997.
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* Bishop [[Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Manhattan|Gabriel (Chemodakov)]] of Brisbane, 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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== External links ==
 
== External links ==

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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)

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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), both First Hierarch of ROCOR and Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, and from October 2014 it is administered by His Grace George (Schaefer), Bishop of Canberra.

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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, missions and communities in the diocese, including 17 monasteries and sketes: with 28 parishes and missions across Australia, 26 in Indonesia, 4 in New Zealand, one parish & skete in South Korea, and one parish each in Pakistan and India.

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

The Episcopacy

Bishops

  • Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral) of New York and Eastern America, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Bishop George (Schaefer), appointed to be Bishop of Canberra, Vicar Bishop of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand.

Within this structure are a number of Deaneries, which - given the size of the diocese - are important in the running of the Diocese:

Hierarchs in Australia

Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of ROCOR, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia & New Zealand

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