17th Assembly of the Australian and New Zealand Diocese

RESOLUTION OF THE 17th ASSEMBLY OF THE AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND DIOCESE

Held in Sydney on 12th to 14th December 2013

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Having listened to His Eminence’s report on the state of the Diocese, we the clergy and laity gathered in solemn Assembly are grateful for His Eminence’s concern and archpastoral oversight of all aspects of parish and Diocesan life.

We recognise that without a permanent episcopal presence spiritual life in the diocese is but a shadow of what it could be. However Vladyka’s concern, prayers and guidance emboldens us to ensure that the life of our Diocese is peaceful, spiritual and productive.

We welcome the possibility of a Vicar Bishop being appointed in the future, but are truly gladdened to have His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, as our Diocesan bishop. (more…)