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'''Eastern Hierarchs''' is an organisation of Christian eastern-rite jurisdictions in Australia. It is focused on working for the love of God spreading throughout the Church in Australia, in a spirit of Christ-like co-operation, without accusation, judgment, condemnation, or lust for power.
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'''Eastern Churches Council of Australia''' (formerly '''Eastern Hierarchs''') is an organisation of Christian eastern-rite jurisdictions in Australia.
  
==Recent news==
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Each of the member organisations are based in the Middle East.
On Bright Monday, 24th April 2006, an annual ecumenical service was held to commemorate the suffering, death, descent and resurrection of Christ.  38 clergy and 8 nuns were present, including Metropolitan Archbishop [[Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand|Paul]], and members of all levels of the clergy.
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Churches represented include the Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches of [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]], [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand|Antioch]], [[Church of Cyprus|Cyprus]], Greece, [[Australian jurisdictions without a local bishop|Romania]]; the Non-Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches of the [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Copts]] and [[Church of Antioch (Syriac)|Syriacs]]; and the [[Eastern Rite Catholic]] churches of the [[Maronite Catholic Church|Maronite]]s and the [[Melkite Catholic Church|Melkite]]s.
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==Members==
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* Maronite Catholic Church
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* Chaldean Catholic Church
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* [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines]]
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* Syrian Orthodox Church
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* Melkite Catholic Church
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* Ancient Church of the East
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* Armenian Catholic Church
  
Apologies were received from the local bishops of the Pre-Ephesian Orthodox Churches of the [[Armenians]] and of the [[Assyrians]].
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==History==
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On Bright Monday, [[April 24]], 2006, an annual ecumenical service was held, under the aegis of 'Eastern Hierarchs', to commemorate the suffering, death, descent and resurrection of Christ.  38 [[clergy]] eight nuns were present, including Metropolitan Archbishop [[Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand|Paul]], and members of all levels of the clergy. 
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Churches represented include the Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches of [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]], [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand|Antioch]], [[Church of Cyprus|Cyprus]], Greece, [[Australian jurisdictions without a local bishop|Romania]]; the Non-Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches of the [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Copts]] and [[Church of Antioch (Syriac)|Syriacs]]; and the [[Eastern Rite Catholic]] churches of the [[Maronite Catholic Church|Maronite]]s and the [[Melkite]]s.
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Apologies were received from the local [[bishop]]s of the Pre-Ephesian Orthodox Churches of the [[Armenians]] and of the [[Assyrians]].
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.antiochian.org.au/content/view/409/7/ Eastern Hierarchs Ecumenical Service] (24 April, 2006)
 
*[http://www.antiochian.org.au/content/view/409/7/ Eastern Hierarchs Ecumenical Service] (24 April, 2006)
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*[http://www.antiochianarch.org.au/Resources/News/Prayer%20for%20the%20Peace%20in%20the%20Middle%20East.pdf Eastern Churches Council of Australia ecumenical service for peace in the Middle East] (25 March, 2012)
  
 
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Eastern Churches Council of Australia (formerly Eastern Hierarchs) is an organisation of Christian eastern-rite jurisdictions in Australia.

Each of the member organisations are based in the Middle East.

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History

On Bright Monday, April 24, 2006, an annual ecumenical service was held, under the aegis of 'Eastern Hierarchs', to commemorate the suffering, death, descent and resurrection of Christ. 38 clergy eight nuns were present, including Metropolitan Archbishop Paul, and members of all levels of the clergy.

Churches represented include the Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches of Alexandria, Antioch, Cyprus, Greece, Romania; the Non-Chalcedonian Orthodox Churches of the Copts and Syriacs; and the Eastern Rite Catholic churches of the Maronites and the Melkites.

Apologies were received from the local bishops of the Pre-Ephesian Orthodox Churches of the Armenians and of the Assyrians.

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