Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pan-Orthodox efforts ongoing in Oceania

(spc.rs) - On Monday, April 30, 2012 in the Greek parish of Holy Unmercenaries in Melbourn, the First Assembly of Priesthood of Melbourn and the surroundings.

The assembly was led by Bishop Ezekiel of Dervis (vicar Bishop of Ecumenical Patriarchate), as the host of the meeting: His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, first hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad; His Grace Bishop Irinej, Bishop of Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church; His Grace Bishop Michael, Bishop of Australia and New Zealand of the Romanian Orthodox Church; and as the special guest His Grace Bishop Longin, and also His Grace Bishop Jakobos of Miletupolis (vicar Bishop of Ecumenical Patriarchate).

This assembly was held according to the decision of the Second Episcopal Conference of Oceania, held in Sidney, on October 16-17, 2011. Lots of priests from all canonical jurisdictions took part in the conference, and the goal was meeting and bonding of the priests for the successful joint work in their missions on the Fifth continent.

1 comment:

  1. I'm surprised and disappointed that Met. Paul of the Antiochian Archdiocese of Australia & New Zealand (http://www.antiochianarch.org.au/) wasn't there.