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Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia

This article is about Coptic Orthodoxy in Australia. For a list of Coptic parishes in Australia, see the List of Coptic Orthodox Churches in Australia.

Congregations of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia are served by two Coptic Orthodox Dioceses with over 50 parishes, two Monasteries, two theological Colleges and four schools. The Coptic Church is a member of National Council of Churches in Australia. According to the 2006 Census of Australia, there were a total of 19,928 followers of Coptic Orthodoxy nationally. 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]


Dioceses

  • Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions
Victoria
Tasmania
South Australia
Western Australia
Australian Capital Territory
New Zealand
Fiji
  • Diocese of Sydney and Affiliated Regions
New South Wales
Queensland
Northern Territory
Thailand
Singapore
Mainland China
Malaysia

External links

  • Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne
  • St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Canberra
  • Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Sydney
  • HH Pope Tawadros II

References

  1. ^ In the year 2003, there was an estimated 70,000 Copts in New South Wales alone: - http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC20031112040 .  
  • The Coptic Orthodox Church of Australia 1969-1995, by Fr Matthew Attia, formerly Mr Maged Attia

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