Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand

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Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand and Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, New Gracanica Metropolitanate
Jurisdiction Church of Serbia
Diocese type Dioceses
Founded 1974
Current bishop Bp Milutin
See(s) Canberra & Elaine
Headquarters Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Territory Australia, New Zealand
Liturgical language(s) Serbian, Slavonic, English
Musical tradition Serbian Chant
Calendar Julian
Population estimate 42,405

(Census 2001)

Official website Dioceses of Aust. & NZ

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand, headquartered in Canberra and Elaine, is the descriptive term of two parallel dioceses in Australia and New Zealand: the Patriarchal Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand; and the former Free (schismatic) Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, New Gracanica Metropolitanate. Bishop Milutin is the current hierarch of the New Gracanica diocese, and administers the patriarchal diocese. Since 1992, both dioceses fall under the juristiction of the Patriarchate of Serbia.


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Organization

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand is two parallel dioceses in the one geographical territory of Australia and New Zealand, both under the one bishop. Currently there are 41 parishes in Australia and New Zealand, with two monasteries and one skete.

The Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand was a founding member of SCCOCA.

Monasteries

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Orthodoxy in
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History
Orthodoxy in Australia Timeline
Orthodoxy in New Zealand Timeline
Antiochian Orthodox
Gk Orthodox Archd. of ANZ
Jurisdictions
GOA Aus - Abp Stylianos
Antiochian - Met Abp Paul
ROCOR - Met Hilarion
Serbian - Bp Irinej
Romanian - Bp Michael
GOM NZ - Met Amphilochios

Bishopless Jurisdictions

Pan-Orthodox Synaxes
Episcopal Assembly of Oceania
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Institutions
Antiochian Orthodox
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Notable Monasteries
Complete List
St Anna
Holy Cross
Gorgoepikoos
O.L. of Kazan
Presentation
Proph. Elias
St John Mtn
Pantanassa
St Sava (Elaine)
Transfiguration
Archangels, NZ
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The Episcopacy

Diocesan Bishop

Patriarchal Hierarchs in Australia

  • Bishop Lavrentije (Trifunovic) of Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand (196?-1974)
  • Bishop Nikolai (Mrdja) of Australia and New Zealand, 1974-19??
  • Bishop Vasilije (Vadic) of Australia and New Zealand, 198?-1986.
  • Bishop Longin (Krco) of Australia and New Zealand, 1986-1992
  • Bishop Luka of Australia and New Zealand, 1993-1999. ([1],[2])
  • Bishop Nikanor (Bogunovic) of Australia and New Zealand, ~2000-2003. ([3])
  • Bishop Milutin (Knezevic) of Australia and New Zealand, 2003-present.

Free (Schismatic) (1963-1992)/ New Gracanica Bishops (1992-2000)

  • Bishop Dionisije of America and Canada (1963-19??)
  • Bishop Dimitrije (Balac) of America and Canada (19??-19??)
  • Bishop Petar (Bankerovic) of Australia and New Zealand (198?-1988)
  • Bishop Vasilije (Veinovic) (~1988-1993)
  • Bishop Sava (Juric) (1993-1999)

Parishes

nb. Only parishes with articles listed

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