Holy Orthodox Church Mission of Australia and New Zealand
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The Holy Orthodox Church Mission of Australia and New Zealand (HOCMANZ) is the registered name for the Orthodox Metropolis of Australia and New Zealand based in South Australia and belongs to the T. Orthodox Church of America. The HOCMANZ is an Eastern Orthodox Church that adheres to the Holy Canons accepted by the seven Ecumenical Councils and the Old Church Calendar known as Julian Calendar. HOCMANZ brings several parishes in Australia together who are the Genuine Orthodox Christians. Furthermore, these parishes are under the canonical guidance of Metropolitan of Australia and New Zealand Prokopios, who is the ruling Bishop for the old calendar Church in Australia. They are not part of the many so called old calendar Greek "Synods".
Their Apostolic line comes from Metropolitan Vitaly (Ustinov). His Eminence the Most Reverend Vitaly (Ustinov) of New York was the first hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia from 1986 to 2001. His Eminence retired as First Hierarch in 2001, and lived at Holy Transfiguration Skete in Mansonville, Québec. His Eminence reposed in the Lord at the age of 97 in Mansonville on September 25, 2006.