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Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia

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Australia has a large number of Egyptian Christian immigrants, mainly Coptic Orthodox. This immigration started mainly in the late 1960s.

The Coptic Orthodox congregations in Australia are served by two Coptic Orthodox Dioceses with over 50 parishes, two Monasteries, two theological Colleges and five schools. The Coptic Church is a member of National Council of Churches in Australia. Currently, the Coptic Orthodox Church has as many 100,000 members in Australia (in Sydney alone it is estimated that there are 70,000 Copts, with numbers in Melbourne in the tens of thousands). [1]


Diocese of Melbourne, West and South Australia, New Zealand and All Oceania

Whose Hierarch is His Grace Suriel, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Tasmania, ACT, South Australia, Western Australia, New Zealand and All Oceania. The following is a list of the churches under the Diocese and the priests that serve in each church:

  • Diocese of Melbourne Headquarters & St Athanasius Church; Donvale, VIC
    • Fr Antonious Guirguis
    • Fr Paul Awad
  • Archangel Michael & St. Anthony; Oakleigh, VIC
    • Fr Mina Rizkalla
    • Fr Danial Ghabrial
  • St. Bishoy & St. Shenouda; Bulleen, VIC
    • Fr Mina Isaac
    • Fr Shenouda Botros
  • St. George; St. Albans, VIC
    • Fr Thomas Abdelmalik
    • Fr Peter Agaibi
    • Fr Marcos Yassa
  • St. Mark; Preston, VIC
    • Fr Victor Rophael
    • Fr Samuel Elias
    • Fr Arsanious Saleeb
  • St. Mary; Kensington, VIC
    • Fr Tadros Sharobeem
    • Fr Macarius Wahba
    • Fr Habib-Girgis Younan
  • St. Mary & St. Mercurious Abu Sefein; Coolaroo, VIC
  • St. Mina & St. Marina; Hallam, VIC
    • Fr Abanoub Attalla
    • Fr Athanasius Attia
    • Fr Timothaos Gabriel
  • St. Verena & St. Bishoy; Carlton, VIC
    • Fr Mark Attalla
  • St. Mark; Kaleen, ACT
    • Fr Abraam El-Baramaousy
  • St. Mary & St. Bishoy; Cowandilla, SA
    • Fr Philobos Boghdady
  • St. Mark & St. George; Wanneroo, WA
    • Fr Polycarpos El-Baramousy
  • St. Mary & Archangel Michael; East Victoria Park, WA
    • Fr Abraam Abdelmalik
  • St. Demiana & St. Abraam; Newstead, TAS
    • Fr Yowakim El-Baramousy
  • St. Mark; Auckland, NZ
    • Fr Bishoy Mikhael
  • St. Mary & St Athanasius; Christchurch, NZ
    • Fr Sourial Youssef
  • Archangel Michael; Dunedin, NZ
    • Fr Filimon El-Baramousy
  • St Mary & St Mina; Wellington, NZ
    • Fr Hedra El-Baramousy
  • St. Mark; Suva, Fiji
    • Fr Antony Lemuelu
  • St. Mary; Tavenui, Fiji
  • St. Antony & St. Athanasius; Pacific Harbour, Fiji

Monastery of St Anthony, Heathcote, Victoria

The Monastery is situated on 150 acres (0.61 km²) of land. It is the first Coptic Monastery to be established in Australia. The monastery is currently under the direct jurisdiction of His Grace Bishop Suriel, Bishop of the Diocese of Melbourne & Affiliated regions. The Abbot of the monastery is the Bishop of the Diocese. There are a total of 4 monks who live and worship in the monastery:

  • Fr Titus El-Baramousy
  • Fr Matta El-Baramousy
  • Fr Dawood El-Baramousy
  • Fr Maximos El-Baramousy

Diocese of Sydney, New South Wales, Queesland, Northern Territory and All East Asia

Whose Hierarch is His Grace Daniel, Bishop of the Holy Diocese of Sydney, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and All East Asia.

The following is a list of the churches under the Diocese and the priests serving in each church:

  • St. Mary & St. Mina Cathedral; Bexley, NSW
    • Fr Samuel Guirguis
    • Fr Estephanous El-Antouny
    • Fr Mikhail Mikhail
    • Fr Bassilious Gad
    • Fr Youssef Fanous
  • Anba Abraam & Pope Shenouda Coptic Centre; Long Point, NSW
    • Fr Mina Discoros
    • Fr Paula Elkomos Balamon
  • Anba Abraam & Fr. Mikhail El-Behery; Peakhurst, NSW
    • Fr Moussa Soliman
  • Archangel Michael & St Bishoy; Mt Druitt, NSW
    • Fr Antonious Kaldas
    • Fr Botros Morkos
    • Fr Gabriel Yassa
    • Fr Bishoy Botros
  • St. Antonious & St. Paula; Guildford, NSW
    • Fr Tadros Samaan
    • Fr Shenouda Mansour
    • Fr Suriel Hanna
  • St. Barbara & Abba Nofer the Hermit; Campbelltown, NSW
    • Fr Augustinos El-Antouny
  • St. George; Kensington, NSW
    • Fr Markos Tawfik
    • Fr Rafael Iskander
  • St. George & Prince Tadros; Liverpool, NSW
    • Fr Gawargios Ramandious
  • St. Demiana & St. Athanasius; Punchbowl, NSW
    • Fr Hanna Gad
    • Fr George Nakhil
  • St. Mark; Arncliffe, NSW
    • Fr Yacoub Magdy
    • Fr Augustinos Nada
    • Fr Jonathan Ishak
  • St. Mary & St. Mercurius Abu Sefein; Rhodes, NSW
    • Fr Bishoy Yassa
    • Fr Youhanna Bestawros
    • Fr Matthew Attia
  • St. Mary, St. Bakhomious & St. Shenouda; Kirrawee, NSW
    • Fr Tadros El-Bakhoumi
    • Fr Sharobim Sharobim
  • St. Mary & St. Sidhom Bishay; Dural, NSW
    • Fr Misael El-Antouny
  • St. Mary & St. Marina; Liandilo, NSW
    • Fr Louka Malik
  • St. Paul & St. Ruweis; Collaroy, NSW
    • Fr Makarios Ibrahim
  • The Apostles & St Abanoub; Blacktown, NSW
    • Fr Pavlos Hanna
    • Fr Athanasius Ibrahim
    • Fr Arsanius Barsoum
  • St. Mary & St. George; Minmi, NSW
    • Fr Isizorus El-Antouny
  • St. Mary & St. John the Beloved; Wagga Wagga, NSW
    • Fr Yustus Wasif
  • St. Maximos & St. Domadios; Goulburn, NSW
  • St. John the Baptist & Elijah the Prophet; Dubbo, NSW
  • St. Mary & St Joseph; Calamvale, QLD
    • Fr David Mahrous
  • St. Mina & St Antonious; Helensvale, QLD
    • Fr Yacoub El-Antouny
  • St. Mark & St George; Strathpine, QLD
    • Fr Moussa El-Antouny
  • The Four Incorporeal Creatures Church; Bribie Island, QLD
  • St. Mary & St Antonious Monastery; Beaudesert, QLD
  • St. Mary, St Moses the Mighty & St Takla Haimanot; Darwin, NT
  • St. George; Kagoshima, Japan
    • Fr Thomas Kanazaki
  • St. Mark & St. George; Bangkok, Thailand
    • Fr Silwanis El-Antouny
  • St. Mark; Singapore
  • St. Thomas; Hong Kong
  • St. Mary & Archangel Michael; Guangzhou, China
  • St. Mary & St. Mark; Malacca, Malaysia
    • Fr Joseph Sim

Monastery of St Shenouda the Archmandrite, Putty, New South Wales

The monastery is situated on a land of approximately 110 acres (0.45 km²). It is currently under the direct supervision of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III. The current Abbot of the monastery is Fr. Daniel El-Antony. There are a total of 5 monks who live and worship in the monastery:

  • Fr Daniel El-Antony (Abbot)
  • Fr Wissa El-Anba Bishoy
  • Mk Shenouda El-Anba Bishoy
  • Mk Theodore El-Anba Bishoy
  • Mk Antony St Shenouti

External links


  1. ^ In the year 2003, there was an estimated 70,000 Copts in New South Wales alone: - Parliamentary Debates, Parliament of NSW - Legislative Council, 12 November 2003, page Page: 4772: - Coptic Orthodox Church (NSW) Property Trust Amendment Bill

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