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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

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Current Episcopacy
{{diocese|
name=Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia[[Image:Australia Archdiocese logo.jpg|center|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia]]|
jurisdiction=[[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]]|
type=Archdiocese|
see=Australia|
hq=Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
territory=Australia, New Guinea, Oceania|language=Greek, English(as required)|
music=[[Byzantine Chant]]|
calendar=[[Revised Julian Calendar|Revised Julian]]|
population=364,556
([http://www.cra.org.au/pages/00000226.cgi Census 2001]) to ~750,000 (Archdiocesan estimate)|
website=[http://www.greekorthodox.org.au/ Official Website of the Archdiocesewebsite]
}}
The '''Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia''', headquartered in Sydney, is an [[eparchy]] of the [[Church of Constantinople]]. Its current [[primate]] is His Eminence [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos (Harkianakis)]], [[Archbishop]] of Australia and [[Exarchate|Exarch]] of Oceania.
In 1982, the Archdiocese founded [[St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney, Australia)|St Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College]] in Sydney, with Archbishop Stylianos as the first dean. In 1991, Fr Seraphim was consecrated to the episcopacy, as titular bishop of Apollonias. In 2001, Fr Nikandros (Palyvos) was consecrated to the episcopacy, as titular bishop of Dorileou.
The first new parish for many years, St Therapon in Warhoonga, northern Sydney, began services in February 2006. Soon after, [[St. Andrew's Orthodox Press]] published their first book, ''The Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom'', a bilingual text. See [[#Organisations of the Archdiocese|below]]
 
Archimandrite [[Iakovos (Tsigounis)]] was elected to be an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Australia, with the title of Bishop of Militoupoleos. Bishop Iakovos is the first Australian-born bishop to serve in Australia, and in the Archdiocese, and the first graduate of St Andrew's Theological College to be made a bishop.
[[Image:Logo of Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.jpg|thumb|left|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia]]
== Recent History ==
In early February 2006 the new parish of St. Therapon in Warhoonga, in the northern suburbs of Sydney, celebrated their first Divine Liturgy.
 
[[St. Andrew's Orthodox Press]] recently (Feb-Mar 2006) published their first book, ''The Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom'', a bilingual text. See [[#Organisations of the Archdiocese|below]].
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==Ecclesiastical Organisation==
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia is treated as one single archdiocese with five archdiocesan districts: [[List of parishes in New South Wales|New South Wales]] and the [[List of parishes in the Australian Capital Territory|Australian Capital Territory]]; [[List of parishes in Victoria|Victoria]] and [[List of parishes in Tasmania|Tasmania]]; [[List of parishes in South Australia|South Australia]] and the [[List of parishes in the Northern Territory|Northern Territory]]; [[List of parishes in Queensland|Queensland]] and New Guinea; and [[List of parishes in Western Australia|Western Australia]]. To assist the archbishop, he has a number of assistant bishops - currently three, but in previous times as many as five four - overseeing the !118 [[parish]]es and , communities and monasteries across Australia.
The Archdiocese also includes 6 [[monasticism|monasteries]]. The largest male monastery is the Holy [[Monastery of Pantanassa (Mangrove, Australia)|Monastery of Pantanassa]] on the Central Coast of New South Wales, and the largest female monastery is the Holy [[Monastery of Gorgoepikoos (Geelong, Australia)|Monastery of Gorgoepikoos]] in Geelong, Victoria.
===Publishing Institutions===
[[St. Andrew's Orthodox Press|St Andrew's Orthodox Press]], established to publish the ''[[To Vema|TO VEMA]]'' newspaper [http://www.tovema.com.au], ''[[St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney, Australia)#Phronema|Phronema]]'' and ''[[The Voice of Orthodoxy]]'', has recently begun publishing books. The first book, a more permanent Publications range from liturgical books (e.g. the Archdiocese's official translation of the [[Divine Liturgy]], is a sign of more works ) to come, including translations and publications by faculty of the Theological College.
===Philanthropic Institutions===
== The Episcopacy ==
===Current Episcopacy===
* Archbishop [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos (Harkianakis)]] of Australia.:* Bishop [[Ezekiel (Kefalas) of Dervis|Ezekiel]] of Dervis. Responsible ; responsible for the Second Archdiocesan District of [[List of parishes in Victoria|Victoria]] and [[List of parishes in Tasmania|Tasmania]] (45 46 parishes and communities).:* Bishop [[Seraphim (Ginis) of Apollonias|Seraphim (Ginis)]] of Apollonias. Responsible ; responsible for the First Archdiocesan District of [[List of parishes in New South Wales|New South Wales]] and the [[List of parishes in the Australian Capital Territory|Australian Capital Territory]] (35 38 parishes and communities).:* Bishop [[Nikandros (Palyvos) of Dorileou|Nikandros (Palyvos)]] of Dorileou. Responsible ; responsible for the Third Archdiocesan District of [[List of parishes in South Australia|South Australia]] and the [[List of parishes in the Northern Territory|Northern Territory]] (20 16 parishes and communities), and the Fifth Archdiocesan District of [[List of parishes in Western Australia|Western Australia]] (6 parishes and communities).:**The Archdiocesan Vicar-General Bishop [[Iakovos (Tsigounis) of Militoupolis|Iakovos]] of Militoupolis is also responsible for the Second Archdiocesan District (along with Bp Ezekiel).:''The Fourth Archdiocesan District of [[List of parishes in Queensland|Queensland]] and [[List of parishes in Papua New Guinea |Papua New Guinea]] (12 10 parishes and communities) is V. Rev. Fr. cared for by [[Dimitri TsakasArchpriest|Economos]], [[Archpriest|EconomosDimitri Tsakas]], the Archepiscopal Vicar for this district.''
===Primates in Australia===
== External links ==
* [http://www.greekorthodox.org.au/ Official Website of the Archdiocese]* [http://www.patriarchate.org/ Official Website of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Constantinople]
[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
[[Category:Dioceses]]
[[Category:Ecumenical Patriarchate Dioceses|Australia]]
 
[[fr:Archevêché orthodoxe grec d'Australie]]
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