Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Churches in Australia

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According to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, the acceptance of schismatic Romanian communities run by defrocked priests has forced SCCOCA to exclude the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand from membership until said actions are reversed.{{citation}}
 
 
 
According to the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand, SCCOCA's complete inactivity between March 2000 (a letter from Bp [[Seraphim (Ginis) of Apollonias|Seraphim]]; before that, 1999) and March 2006 justifies its view of SCCOCA as being dead; consequently, it is impossible to exclude from a non-existant organisation.[http://www.antiochian.org.au/content/view/394/6/]
 
According to the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand, SCCOCA's complete inactivity between March 2000 (a letter from Bp [[Seraphim (Ginis) of Apollonias|Seraphim]]; before that, 1999) and March 2006 justifies its view of SCCOCA as being dead; consequently, it is impossible to exclude from a non-existant organisation.[http://www.antiochian.org.au/content/view/394/6/]
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According to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, the acceptance of schismatic Romanian communities run by defrocked priests has forced SCCOCA to exclude the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand from membership until said actions are reversed.{{citation}}
  
 
==Current Events==
 
==Current Events==

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The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Churches in Australia (SCCOCA) was an organisation founded in 1979 under the leadership of Archbishop Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia and intended to help cooperation among the Orthodox jurisdictions in Australia, under the permanent chairmanship of the representative of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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Founding members

Membership-related Events

Regarding the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

ROCOR chose to withdraw from membership in SCCOCA.

Regarding the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand

According to the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand, SCCOCA's complete inactivity between March 2000 (a letter from Bp Seraphim; before that, 1999) and March 2006 justifies its view of SCCOCA as being dead; consequently, it is impossible to exclude from a non-existant organisation.[1]

According to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, the acceptance of schismatic Romanian communities run by defrocked priests has forced SCCOCA to exclude the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand from membership until said actions are reversed.citation needed

Current Events

Consistant with the aforementioned view, the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand can not consider there to be current events from an organisation that "was dead" (Metropolitan Paul).

According to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, SCCOCA member churches concelebrated on the Vespers of Orthodoxy and Thomas Sunday.

"In March 2006, Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy was celebrated at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Marrickville with Archbishop Stylianos of the Greek Orthodox Church, the Bishop Milutin of the Serbian Orthodox Church, as well as representative clergy from the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Partriarchate) and the Romanian Orthodox Church. In total about 35 clergy were present surrounded by about 500 faithful. The event was powerful, sombre and moving as each of the jurisdictions read the testimony from the 7th Ecumenical council in their respective languages as well as English. The ceremony ended with exchanges of words of love and solidarity by the bishops."

See also

External links

  • History of SCCOCA from the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia (covering the foundation of SCCOCA)
  • History of SCCOCA from the website of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand (covering recent events regarding this Antiochian Archdiocese]]
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