Eastern Churches Council of Australia
Eastern Hierarchs is an organisation of Christian eastern-rite jurisdictions in Australia. It is focused on working for the love of God spreading throughout the Church in Australia, in a spirit of Christ-like co-operation, without accusation, judgment, condemnation, or lust for power.
On 24th April 2006, 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 Eastern Orthodox Churches of Alexandria, Antioch, Cyprus, Greece, Romania; the Oriental Orthodox Churches of the Copts and Syriacs; and the Eastern Rite Catholic churches of the Maronites and the Melkites. Apologies were received from the local bishops of the Pre-Ephesian Orthodox Churches of the Armenians and of the Assyrians.
- Eastern Hierarchs Ecumenical Service (24 April, 2006)