Orthodox Metropolis of Korea

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The first [[priest]] to serve in Australia was [[Archimandrite]] Dorotheos Bakaliaros around 1896.  In 1898 the first Greek Orthodox parish was established, named after the [[Holy Trinity]].  Communities were originally supplied with priests from the [[Church of Jerusalem]], and later the [[Church of Greece]], and there was no attempt to organise the communities into a [[diocese]].
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First [[priest]] to serve in Korea was ... around ... .
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First [[parish]] was established, named after xxx.  Communities were originally supplied with priests from the [[Church of Russia]], and later the [[Church of Greece]], and there was no attempt to organise the communities into a [[diocese]].
  
In 1924, the Greek Orthodox parishes in Australia were transferred to the [[Church of Constantinople]], who sent [[Christoforos (Knitis) of Samos|Christoforos (Knitis)]] to be the first [[metropolitan]] of Australia and New Zealand.  He served until 1929 when he returned to Samos, his homeland.  The next metropolitan was [[Timotheos (Evangelinidis) of Rhodes|Timotheos (Evangelinidis)]], and he arrived in 26 January, 1932, serving until he was elected metropolitan of Rhodes in 1947.  He was replaced by [[Theophylactos (Papathanasopoulos) of Australia and New Zealand|Theophylactos (Papathanasopoulos)]], who served until his death in a car crash on 2 August, 1958.  [[Ezekiel (Tsoukalas) of Pisidia|Ezekiel (Tsoukalas)]], then an assistant [[bishop]] in [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America|America]], was elected metropolitan of Australia and New Zealand in February 1959, and arrived on 2 April 1959.
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Transferred to Archdiocese of N&S America.
 
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Transferred to New Zealand.
On 1 September of that year, the [[Metropolis]] of Australia and New Zealand was elevated to [[Archdiocese]], and Ezekiel to Archbishop.  Later, in 1970, the Holy Synod of the [[Church of Constantinople]] seperated New Zealand from Australia, leaving the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and the [[Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand]]. In 1974 Ezekiel was promoted to the Metropolis of Pisidia, and the current Archbishop, [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos (Harkianakis)]], was elected on 13 February 1974 and enthroned on 26 April, 1975.
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Own Metropolis.
 
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== Recent History ==
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In recent years, there has been great tension between the Archdiocese and the current Ecumenical Patriarch, [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew I]] concerning the elevation of one of the [[auxiliary bishop]]s of Australia, [[Joseph (Harkiolakis) of New Zealand|Joseph]], to the metropolitanate of New Zealand.  While some letters were exchanged and published through the Archdiocese-owned Greek newspaper, ''To Vema'', the elevation of Metropolitan Joseph remains in effect and unchanged.  
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==Organization==
 
==Organization==
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is treated as one single archdiocese with five archdiocesan districts: New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory; Victoria and Tasmania; South Australia and the Northern Territory; Queensland and New Guinea; and Western Australia.  To assist the archbishop, he has an amount of assistant bishops - currently three, but in previous times as many as five.  There are 118 [[parish]]es and communities across Australia, and approximately 300,000 [[faithful]] in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
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The Orthodox Metropolis of Korea is treated as one single metropolis with xxxx parishes in South Korea.  There are xx priests. The Metropolis also has a female monastery dedicated to the Holy Transfiguration, albeit with no Korean nunsThe Metropolis also has a Theological Seminary dedicated to St. Nicholas which trains the clergy of Korea and Southeast Asia.
 
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The Archdiocese also includes 6 [[monasticism|monasteries]].  The largest male monastery is the Holy [[Monastery of Pantanassa (Mangrove, Australia)|Monastery of Pantanassa]] in New South Wales, and the largest female monastery is the Holy [[Monastery of Gorgoepikoos (Geelong, Australia)|Monastery of Gorgoepikoos]] in VictoriaIn 1982, the archdiocese began the St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College in Sydney, where Archbishop Stylianos currently serves as dean and Bishop Seraphim as sub-dean. As the lone theological college in Australasia, it often accepts students of other jurisdictions.
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The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is also a founding member of [[SCCOCA]]. -->
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== The Episcopacy ==
 
== The Episcopacy ==

Revision as of 16:40, July 15, 2005

The Orthodox Metropolis of Korea, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, is an eparchy of the Church of Constantinople. Its current primate is His Eminence Sotirios (Trambas), Metropolitan of Korea (both North and South).

Orthodox Metropolis of Korea
Founder(s) Patriarch Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople
Autocephaly/Autonomy declared N/A
Autocephaly/Autonomy recognized N/A
Current primate Metropolitan Sotirios
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Primary territory North and South Korea
Possessions abroad N/A
Liturgical language(s) Korean
Musical tradition Byzantine Chant
Calendar Revised Julian
Population estimate unknown
Official website Metropolis of Korea


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