True Orthodox Tradition
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True Orthodox Tradition

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42
Actionable Preaching
Faith

Actionable Preaching

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33
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Learning about God

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15
Honesty and Transparency
Tradition

Honesty and Transparency

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbour, for we are members one of another. Ephesians 4:25
Ministry of Love
Integrity

Ministry of Love

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
Wolves in sheep's clothing
False prophets

Wolves in sheep's clothing

I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Mathew 10:16
True Bishops with integrity
Episcopate

True Bishops with integrity

But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted. Matthew 23:12
True Teachings not fallacies
Following Christ

True Teachings not fallacies

He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Titus 1:9
United we conquer, divided we fall.
Unity

United we conquer, divided we fall.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28
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His Eminence the Archbishop of Australia and New Zealand, Right Reverend Bishop Nektarios, was born in Poros of Kefalonia in 1962.

His parents migrated to Auckland New Zealand when He was only 1 month old. They remained in New Zealand until 1963 and they left for Sydney.

He moved to Adelaide South Australia in 1988 where He met the late Archbishop Spyridon (Ermogenous) of the Autocephalic Greek Orthodox Church of America and Australia who upon hearing Him chanting at the Church of St Constantine and Helen in Goodwood Adelaide, offered Him to elevate Him to Priesthood.

He was ordained as a Deacon on Saturday 22nd of October 1988 at the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Adelaide and the next day 23rd of October 1988, was ordained, as a Priest. His first Ministry was in Goodwood Parish and then Wollongong Parish.

In 1992 converted his own home in Melbourne to a Monastery and built the small Church of Saint Nektarios and three other brothers joined Him and started their first Charitable Projects. In 1995 Archbishop Pavlos (Laios) of the Autocephalic Greek Orthodox Church of America and Australia at the time, ordained Him as Archimandrite and gave Him the Great Angelical Degree (which is basically the highest level of unmarried Priesthood before the level of Episcopate). On the 14th of May 2022, The Holy Synod of our Archdiocese elevated Him to the level of Episcopate and enthroned Him as The Archbishop in Australia and New Zealand.

In 1997 He established the Orthodox Mission in Vietnam and in 1999 the Orthodox Mission in India where He built Orthodox Monasteries in both countries which engage in feeding and caring for orphans from the streets.

In nowadays He shares His time between his two registered charities with programs for people with intellectual disabilities and his overseas missions as well as working in the aged care sector.

He has completed studies at an undergraduate level in Theology and postgraduate level as well as Ph.D. in Social Sciences.

His name day is on the 9th of November.

His "Feme" (Proclamation) is: «Nektarios His Eminence the Ordained by God Archbishop, of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand, to us, Father and Shepherd, long live».


 

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