V Rev Protopresbyter '''Mitko Machevski''' is the [[parish]] [[priest]] of Saint Nicholas Church Bankstown, NSW, Australia, which is a parish of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and All Oceania]] that follows the [[Old Calendar]] and uses Church Slavonic.
Mitko was born in July 1954 in Ratevo, Yugoslavia, in an area now locally known as the Republic of Macedonia.
Mitko then received ecclesiastical training at Saint Kliment Ohridski Seminary for 5 years, and went on to tertiary studies in History at Skopje University. After his marriage to Zorka, he was ordained in the [[Macedonian Orthodox Church]]. Fr Mitko and Zorka have one daughter, Alexandra.
In 1986, Fr Mitko was sent to Australia to serve in Rockdale, and then Queanbeyan, during the episcopate of Metropolitan Timotji in Australia and New Zealand. In 1996, after 10 years in Australia, he was granted a canonical release from Met Timotji and returned to Macedonia.
eight months, Fr Mitko returned to Australia and entered secular employment. However, in 1998, he was invited by [[Bishop]] [[Gibran (Ramlawey) of Australia and New Zealand|Gibran]] to join the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese and serve at Saint Nicholas Church ([[Australian jurisdictions without a local bishop|OCA]]), Bankstown . He has remained there since, now as rector, while continuing to hold secular employment. In 2001, he was elevated to [[protopresbyter]] by [[Metropolitan Archbishop]] [[Paul (Saliba) of Australia and New Zealand| Paul]] .