Holy Orthodox Metropolis of Australia & Oceania (Serapheimite)

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The Churches & Communities under this Metropolis are independent and not part of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. However they are part of the Holy Synod Of the Church of Greece (Patristic Calendar), who are registered & recognised as an Orthodox ecclesiastical church body by the Greek Government. Headed by His Beatitude Archbishop Serapheim, his representative here elected by the Holy Synod is Metropolitan Christodoulos of Neon Patron. By decree and issuing of a TOMOS by the Holy Synod in Greece (Protocol no. 134 31/1/2012) the newly formed Metropolis & Parishes in Australia under 'economia' are allowed to follow the Gregorian calendar, with some new parishes also being established which will follow the Julian Calendar. There are also also parishes & communities of the Metropolis in Victoria & South Australia.
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The '''Holy Orthodox Metropolis of Australia & Oceania''' is an Old Calendarist body with parishes in New South Wales, Victoria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  This entity is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches.
  
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==Administration==
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*Metropolitan Christodoulos of Neon Patron is the Exarch of the Metropolis of Australia & Oceania, as part of the Holy Synod headed by Abp Serapheim (Holy Synod of the Church of Greece (Patristic Calendar)).
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*Protopresbyter George Athanasiadis is the Vicar-General of the Metropolis.
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==Other information==
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* The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece (Patristic Calendar), while not recognised by any mainstream Orthodox Church, is registered as a church body by the government of Greece.
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* Protocol 134 31/1/2012 allows the then-newly-formed Metropolis to follow the 'New Calendar' by economia.
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==External links==
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*[http://www.orthodoxchurch.org.au Official website]

Latest revision as of 17:31, December 15, 2013

Note: This article or section represents an Old Calendarist perspective, which may differ from an Eastern Orthodox understanding.

The Holy Orthodox Metropolis of Australia & Oceania is an Old Calendarist body with parishes in New South Wales, Victoria and the Democratic Republic of Congo. This entity is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches.

Administration

  • Metropolitan Christodoulos of Neon Patron is the Exarch of the Metropolis of Australia & Oceania, as part of the Holy Synod headed by Abp Serapheim (Holy Synod of the Church of Greece (Patristic Calendar)).
  • Protopresbyter George Athanasiadis is the Vicar-General of the Metropolis.

Other information

  • The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece (Patristic Calendar), while not recognised by any mainstream Orthodox Church, is registered as a church body by the government of Greece.
  • Protocol 134 31/1/2012 allows the then-newly-formed Metropolis to follow the 'New Calendar' by economia.

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