Holy Orthodox Metropolis of Australia & Oceania (Serapheimite)
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.