Parishes in Australia (OCA)
The Orthodox Church in America - Parishes in Australia is the grouping applied to the churches who, in 1971, left ROCOR and asked to be taken under the OCA's protection. It is directly under the Metropolitan of the OCA (currently Metropolitan Herman), and has two churches in Australia.
|Parishes in Australia|
|Diocese type||Administrative District|
|Current bishop||Metr. Herman, administrator|
|Headquarters||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Liturgical language(s)||Slavonic and English|
|Musical tradition||Russian Chant|
|Calendar||Revised Julian, Julian|
|Official website||Parishes in Australia|
Some history is provided on the OCA Parish Listing for St. Michael Orthodox Church
The OCA Parishes in Australia is an administrative grouping of two churches.
- Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church, Woolloongabba, Queensland.
- St. Michael Orthodox Church, Homebush, New South Wales.
Originally, three parishes were formed out of this split in ROCOR: the above two, and a third, St Nicholas Orthodox Church, Bankstown, New South Wales, led by Archimandrite Veniamin. However, this church has since moved to the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand, while continuing to use Church Slavonic in the Liturgy and to follow the Julian (Old) Calendar.
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- Metropolitan Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York, administrator of the parishes in Australia.
- Sylvester (Haruns), Archbishop of Montreal and Canada, 1963-1981, administrator of the parishes in Australia, 1972-1981.
- Website of the Parishes in Australia (on the OCA website)
- Australian Orthodox Fraternity of St. Michael (the church in Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales)
- Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church (the church in Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland)
- Saint Nicholas Bankstown (the church formerly in this grouping)