Eastern Churches Council of Australia
Eastern Hierarchs is an organisation of eastern-rite religions and jurisdictions in Australia, and is based on working for the love of God spreading throughout the Church in Australia, with a spirit of Christ-like co-operation, without accusation, judgment, condemnation or lust for power.
On the 24th of April, an annual ecumenical service was held to commemorate the suffering, death, descent and resurrection of Christ. 38 clergy and 8 nuns were present, including Metropolitan Archbishop Paul, and members of all levels of the clergy. Churches represented include the Orthodox Churches of Alexandria, Antioch, Cyprus, Greece, Romania; the Oriental Orthodox Churches of the Copts and Syria; and the Eastern-Rite Catholic churches of the Maronites and the Melkites. Four choirs were present:
- Eastern Hierarchs Ecumenical Service (24 April, 2006)