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The Right Reverend '''Theodore (Rafalsky)''' was the first [[bishop]] of the [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Diocese of Australia and New Zealand]] within the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]].  He was accepted from the autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church into the Russian Orthodox Church Ourside Russia on [[May 6]], 1946, and became the first bishop of Australia and New Zealand, posted in Brisbane.
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Even though he was accepted by ROCOR in 1946, the stringent entry requirements during the early part of the Cold War, for both acquiring an Australian visa and obtaining medical clearance, meant that Bp. Theodore was not able to take up his post until November 1948. He served the Church in Australia and New Zealand from 1948 until his repose on [[May 6]], 1955. He was buried at his [[cathedral]] in Sydney, Australia.
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title=Bishop of Rovno ([[Church of Ukraine|UOC-MP]])|
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years=1942-1946|
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after=[[Sava (Rayevsky) of Sydney|Sava (Rayevsky)]]}}
 
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title=Bishop of Brisbane and Australia and New Zealand ([[ROCOR]])|
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title=Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand ([[ROCOR]])|
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*[http://www.rocor.org.au/official/hilarionbio_en.html Official biography] from the [[ROCOR]] Australia and New Zealand website-->
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*[http://gnisios.narod.ru/bisrocor.html Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]
 
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The Right Reverend Theodore (Rafalsky) was the first bishop of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. He was accepted from the autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church into the Russian Orthodox Church Ourside Russia on May 6, 1946, and became the first bishop of Australia and New Zealand, posted in Brisbane.

Even though he was accepted by ROCOR in 1946, the stringent entry requirements during the early part of the Cold War, for both acquiring an Australian visa and obtaining medical clearance, meant that Bp. Theodore was not able to take up his post until November 1948. He served the Church in Australia and New Zealand from 1948 until his repose on May 6, 1955. He was buried at his cathedral in Sydney, Australia.

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Theodore (Rafalsky) of Sydney
Preceded by:
unknown
Bishop of Rovno (UOC-MP)
1942-1946
Succeeded by:
Sava (Rayevsky)
Preceded by:
Bishop of Brisbane and Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)
1948-1949
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Archbishop of Brisbane, Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)
1949-1950
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)
1950-1955
Succeeded by:
Sava (Rayevsky)
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