About our Archdiocese

Our Antiochian Archdiocese ministers to the spiritual and administrative needs of Orthodox Christians throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Our Archdiocese belongs to the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East.

Our Patriarchate is blessed and honoured to have been established by the Holy Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul before they went to Rome and their deaths at the hands of the Romans.

Our Archdiocese is led by His Eminence, Metropolitan Archbishop Basilios Kodseie, counselled by the representative Board of Trustees, under the ultimate guidance of the Patriarch and Holy Synod of Antioch and All the East.