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Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Basilios Kodseie Photo

Metropolitan Elected

We rejoice with the Antiochian Church as Archimandrite Basilios Kodseie elected as metropolitan of the Diocese of Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.

The Antiochian Holy Synod, held in St. Elias Showaya monastery 4 October, 2017 elected Archimandrite Basilios (Qoudsia) as a metropolitan of the Australia, New Zeland and Oceania Diocese

The Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Basilios (Kodseie) is the metropolitan-elect of the Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, Oceania and the Philippines. He also served as the patriarchal vicar of the widowed archdiocese following the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Paul Saliba in July, after leading the Australian Archdiocese for 18 years.

Fr. Basilios previously served as pastor of the Church of the Dormition in Mount Prichard, Sydney, New South Wales.  Fr. Basilios will be ordained in the Monastery of our Lady at the Balamand, Lebanon on Sunday 19 November 2017. He will return to Australia for his Enthronement which will take place in Sydney at St George Cathedral on Saturday 16 December.

Our prayers are with Fr Basilios and the Archdiocese as these holy events take place. 





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