Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)
|Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|
|Current bishop||Metr. Hilarion|
|Headquarters||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|Territory||Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Indonesia|
|Liturgical language(s)||Slavonic, English, Indonesian, Korean|
|Musical tradition||Russian Chant|
|Official website||Diocese of Aust. & NZ|
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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.
- 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.
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.
- 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:
- Archimandrite Daniel (Bambang Dwi Byantoro), head of the Indonesian Orthodox mission (ROCOR) (26 parishes and missions).
- Mitred Archpriest Michael Protopopov, Vicar-General of the Diocese, and dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia (11 parishes and missions)
- Mitred Archpriest Michael Klebansky, dean of Queensland (5 parishes)
- Archpriest Nikita Chemodakov, dean of New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (11 parishes and missions)
- Archpriest Vladimir Boikov, dean of New Zealand (4 parishes and missions)
- Priest Adrian Augustus, dean of Pakistan and India (2 parishes and missions)
- Priest Paul (Kang), head of the Korean Orthodox Mission (1 parish).
Hierarchs in Australia
- Bishop Theodore (Rafalsky) of Sydney, 1948-1955.
- Bishop Philaret (Voznesensky) of Brisbane, 1963-1964.
- Bishop Sava (Rayevsky) of Sydney, 1955-1971.
- Bishop Anthony of Melbourne, 1956-1968
- Bishop Constantine (Essensky) of Brisbane, 1967-1976.
- Archbishop Theodosius (Putilin) of Sydney, 1970-1980.
- Archbishop Paul (Pavlov) of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, 1980-1995.
- Bishop Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Brisbane, 1996-1997.
- Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral), Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, 1996-present.