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website=[http://www.rocor.org.au Diocese of Aust. & NZ]
The '''Diocese of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand''', headquartered in Sydney, is a [[diocese]] of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]]. Its current [[primate]] is His
Grace [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion (Kapral)]], [[Archbishop]] of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand.
*The first Russian parish established in Australia and New Zealand was St. Nicholas Church (now Cathedral), Brisbane, in 1926.*The first ROCOR bishop of Australia and New Zealand was Bp Theodore (Rafalsky), 1948-55.
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The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand is a diocese within the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Within the diocese, of which
the Archbishop is the head and sole bishop, there are various deans who are in charge of one or more states. There are 24 [[parish]]es and communities, along with 6 [[monasticism|monasteries]] and [[skete]]s across Australia, as well as 4 parishes and communities in New Zealand, and one mission-church in South Korea.
The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia was a founding member of [[SCCOCA]], but later departed.
== Recent History ==
In February 2005 His Grace Archbishop Hilarion received into the Diocese clergy and parishioners of the [[Gereja Orthodox Indonesia|Indonesian Orthodox Church]] who were formerly under the jurisdiction of the [[Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia]] ([[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]]), and there are now a growing number of parishes and mission centres scattered throughout Indonesia.
The Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, as a part of the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]], was involved in [[Russian_Orthodox_Church_Outside_Russia#Rapprochement_with_Moscow|the process to reenter communion]] with the [[Church of Russia]]. The Act of Canonical Communion between the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Church Abroad was signed on Ascension Thursday 17th May 2007 and Liturgy concelebrated in Moscow by Patriarch Alexiy and Metropolitan Laurus, ROCA's First Hierarch.
* Metropolitan [[Hilarion (Kapral) of New York|Hilarion (Kapral)]] of New York and Eastern America, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand.
**Archimandrite [[Daniel (Bambang Dwi) Byantoro]], head of the [[Gereja Orthodox Indonesia|Indonesian Orthodox
Church]].** New South Wales (10 parishes)**Archpriest Michael Klebansky, dean of Queensland ( 5 parishes)**Archpriest Michael Protopopov, dean of Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia ( 14 parishes)**Archpriest Vladimir Boikov, dean of New Zealand (4 parishes)**Priest Justin Kang, sole priest in South Korea.
===Hierarchs in Australia===
* Archbishop [[Theodosius (Putilin) of Sydney|Theodosius (Putilin)]] of Sydney, 1970-1980.
* Archbishop [[Paul (Pavlov) of Sydney|Paul (Pavlov)]] of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, 1980-1995.
* Bishop [[Gabriel (Chemodakov) of Manhattan|Gabriel (Chemodakov)]] of Brisbane
, Vicar of the Australian Diocese, 1996-1997.* Archbishop [[Hilarion (Kapral) of Sydney|Hilarion (Kapral)]], Archbishop of Sydney, Australia and New Zealand, 1996-present.
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