The Right Reverend '''Athanasy (Martos)''' was the first [[bishop]] of Brisbane within the [[Diocese of Australia and New Zealand (ROCOR)|Diocese of Australia and New Zealand]], [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]]. He was accepted from the autonomous Byelorussian Orthodox Church into the Russian Orthodox Church Ourside Russia on 6
May 1946, and became a bishop of Brisbane within the Diocese.
During a period of time
(Oct 1952 to May 1953 ) that Archbishop [[Theodore (Rafalsky) of Sydney|Theodore]] of Sydney was hospitalised, Bp Athanasy accepted the administration of the diocese.
Between 1953 and 1955, he was appointed to no less than four
sees - Tunisia, Edmondton, Montevideo and Buenos Aires, the last of which he took up, arriving in 1956.