Eastern Churches Council of Australia
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On 24th April , 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. Churches represented include the Eastern 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 Oriental 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.
Revision as of 06:45, May 12, 2006
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.
On 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, and members of all levels of the clergy. Churches represented include the Eastern Orthodox Churches of Alexandria, Antioch, Cyprus, Greece, Romania; the Oriental 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.
- Eastern Hierarchs Ecumenical Service (24 April, 2006)