Our Archdiocese supports a number of institutions, including those charitable, educational and monastic, as well as several chaplaincies.


These institutions are nation-wide, and as such, cannot be placed into any one state.

Military Chaplaincy
Army Chaplain: Rev. Fr John D’Alton
Details: (03) 9434 4044 or by e-mail.

New South Wales

St Raphael’s Mission

a Sydney-based charity offering a meal and a conversation to the homeless of Sydney; we also offer the opportunity for volunteers to meet people who may change their lives.

Arabic School

St Nicholas Church, Punchbowl, is offering Arabic classes.
When:  Every day of the week, from 4:30-6:30pm, beginning Friday 2 May, 2008.
Details: Contact the Archdiocese on (02) 9543 6939.

Australian Christian Orthodox Youth

ACOY Sydney is the central youth group for the parishes in Sydney.


Antiochian Orthodox Monastery of St Anna

St Anna Monastery is a women’s monastery in the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand.
Address: 14 Mihil St, Preston, Melbourne, Victoria
Superior: Riasophora Theodora (Sr Virginia Hutchinson)
Languages: English
Contact: Telephone on (03) 9484 2238, or by e-mail.


This is a social welfare program is aimed at ministering to those in need of such, with branches in Punchbowl, Sydney, and East Melbourne.
Website: http://www.orthocare.org.au
Institutional head: Dr Jamileh Abu Duhou
Office: Based at St Nicholas Church, East Melbourne.
Details: Please contact Dr Abu Duhou, St Nicholas Parish or the Archdiocese.

Melbourne Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies

MIOCS is a theological institute that was co-founded by our Archdiocese, as part of the United Faculty of Theology, offering both accredited and non-accredited study into Orthodoxy.
President: Rev. Fr John D’Alton
Website: http://www.miocs.net
Details: The MIOCS Brochure 2008 details the Study Units on offer for 2008.
Enquiries: please contact Sr Virginia on (03) 9484 2238.

University Chaplaincy at Monash University

Chaplain: Rev. Fr Geoff Harvey.
Contact: 0417 012551 or by e-mail
Services: Good Shepherd Mission, based at Monash University and run by Fr Geoff.

Antiochian Christian Orthodox Youth

ACOY Melbourne is the central youth group for the parishes in Melbourne.


University Chaplaincy at Bond University

An Orthodox chaplaincy is in establishment at Bond University.
Person-in-charge: Martin Elly
Details: Contact either Martin Elly, or St Barnabas Parish on (07) 5573 7977

St Paul’s Orthodox Youth Society

SPOYS runs out of St Paul Church, Brisbane.  It hosts a Bible study at the Church and has formed a youth choir.
President: Michael Khouri
Bible Study: Fortnightly (from 11/May) on Sundays, 6:00-7:00pm.
Youth choir: Immediately after the Divine Liturgy on Sundays (approx. 11:30am) for 30mins
Details: Contact Michael Khouri on 0432 199 991 or by e-mail.

New Zealand


Spotlight is the magazine for the New Zealand Deanery of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand.
Editor: V. Rev. Fr Jack Witbrock
Website: http://www.antiochian.org.nz/spotlight/
Contact: +64 3 313 5673