Choosing a new Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia and Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
When: 9-11 May 2019
Where: Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate otherwise known as the Home of the Greek Orthodox Church
How: The Ecumenical Patriarch presents the voters/hierarchs with the ‘triprosopon’ – a list with the names of three candidates to be elected.
Prospective candidates to be Archbishop of Australia:
Emmanuel of France,
Makarios of Christoupolis,
Maximos of Selyvria,
Joseph of Proikonissos,
Seraphim of Apollonias
Other Hierarchs to be Elevated to Metropolitans
Nikandros of Dorylaiou in South & Western Australia,
Ezekiel of Dervi in Victoria & Tasmania
Duties of the next Australian Archbishop
Orthodox theologian Dr Vasilis Adrahtas on what needs to be done by the new Archbishop:
* Promote the wide range of services provided by the Church (aged and health care facilities, bilingual education)
* Face the challenges of the second and third-generation Australian born Greek Orthodox
* Transform the migrant mentality of Church circles into a genuine witnessing of a universal Orthodoxy.
* Work towards Orthodox believers consolidating in practice the universality of their faith beyond national and ethnic attachments.
At some point in the near future there must be one multi-ethnic and multi-lingual Orthodox Church in Australia through the lead of St Andrew’s Theological College.