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6th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

The members of the 6th Episcopal Assembly of Oceania met in the Central Offices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia in Redfern, Sydney, on Thursday 8th December 2016 under the ex officio chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Once again this Assembly provided the opportunity for the Hierarchs to recognise and reinforce their unity in the Orthodox faith. Present were: ... Read More »

5th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

The members of the 5th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed the opportunity to meet in Sydney on Tuesday 13th October, 2015, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Present were: His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Ecumenical Patriarchate); His Eminence Archbishop Paul (Antiochian Church); His Grace Bishop George (Russian Church); His Grace Bishop ... Read More »

Assembly of Canonical Bishops of Oceania: Media Release

AUSTRALIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS CALL ON PM AND PARLIAMENT TO UPHOLD TRUE MEANING OF MARRIAGE Thirty-eight of Australia’s religious leaders, representing major religious traditions and a broad diversity of faiths and cultures, have written a public letter to the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, urging him to resist attempts in Federal Parliament to redefine the meaning of marriage. “As leaders of Australia’s ... Read More »

Communiqué: Launch of Website – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

CHRIST IS RISEN! Our Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania includes all jurisdictions in the region – Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand and Exarchate of Oceania, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines, Russian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand, ... Read More »

4th Episcopal Assembly of Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

The members of the 4th Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed the opportunity to meet in Sydney on Monday 28th April, 2014, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. Present were: His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos (Ecumenical Patriarchate); His Eminence Archbishop Paul (Antiochian Church); His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Russian Church – Australia & ... Read More »

The Third Orthodox Christian Episcopal Assembly of Oceania

The members of the 3rd Episcopal Assembly of all canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed once again the opportunity to meet in Sydney from October 14-15, 2012, under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. The Assembly commenced with prayer at the central offices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. Present were: His Eminence Archbishop ... Read More »

STATEMENT OF THE EPISCOPAL ASSEMBLY OF OCEANIA March 22, 2012 FOR THE SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS, CANBERRA Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2012

We would like to bring to your attention a matter that has been debated in the public domain recently. Currently our Federal House of Representatives is considering proposals that would re-define marriage to include same sex couples. The Australian Parliament is asking for our views. Our Orthodox Bishops have already made a joint submission to the Senate (click here). It is ... Read More »

Communique of the First Episcopal Assembly of all canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania

The members of the First Episcopal Assembly of all canonical Orthodox Bishops of Oceania welcomed the opportunity to meet in Sydney from 16-18 October, 2010 under the chairmanship ex officio of His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos of Australia. The Assembly commenced with a Divine Liturgy manifesting our essential Eucharistic unity at the Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Theotokos, Redfern, Sydney. ... Read More »