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Metropolitan Basilios with Patriarch John X

His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Basilios (right) Primate of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines with His Beatitude, Patriarch John X, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All The East, in Balamand, Lebanon, on 19 November 2017.

The Good Shepherd parish welcomes and gives thanks to God for our new Metropolitan Archbishop, as he has been ordained* to the Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines on 19th November 2017 by Patriarch John X, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and all the East.

* Ordination of bishops is often called "consecration." Some contemporary Orthodox choose to use the term "ordination" as a stronger term and more precise rendering. — (Source)

 

 

Metropolitan Paul Saliba holds the Holy Gifts before the Antiochian Patriarch

His Eminence, Metropolitan Archbishop Paul (Saliba) Primate of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines serving with our Patriarch John X, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All The East (wearing green) in Balamand, Lebanon, Pentecost Sunday, 2017.

The Good Shepherd — Australian Orthodox Mission was founded under the omophorion of His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul. He blessed and supported The Good Shepherd parish from its inception through to his repose on 1st July 2017. We at The Good Shepherd are grateful for his support of our mission throughout the 15 year history of our congregation within the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines. 

Sadly Metropolitan Paul of Thrice-Blessed Memory fell asleep in the Lord on 1st July 2017. He is succeeded by Metropolitan Archbishop Basilios (Kodseie).