Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Churches in Australia
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The Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Churches in Australia (SCCOCA) was an organisation founded in 1979 under the leadership of Greek 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.
- Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Australasia: delegation consisting of V. Rev. Fr. Nicolas Mansour (Dean), legate of Bishop Gibran.
- Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia: delegation consisting of Archbishop Stylianos, Archimandrite Stephanos (vicar-general of the archdiocese), and Mr James Samios (legal counsel and director of public relations for the archdiocese).
- Romanian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand: delegation consisting of V. Rev. Dr. Gabriel Popescu.
- ROCOR - Diocese of Australia and New Zealand: delegation consisting of Archbishop Theodosius and Fr Nicholas Gan. (since withdrawn)
- Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand: delegation consisting of Bishop Vasilije and Fr Milorad Loncar.
Regarding the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Because of tensions created by the rise in ecumenism, ROCOR chose to withdraw from membership in SCCOCA.
According to the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand, a letter from Bishop Seraphim in April 2000 was the last correspondence out of SCCOCA, and the last activity of SCCOCA was in early 1999; hence SCCOCA, having long been moribund, became defunct.citation needed
According to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, however, 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
The Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese considers SCCOCA to be defunct; however, according to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, SCCOCA member churches concelebrate on the Vespers of Orthodoxy and Thomas Sunday.
- History of SCCOCA from the website of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia