Archdiocese of Australia Issues Statement about Uncanonical Priest

SYDNEY – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia issues a notice to its faithful regarding an “uncanonical” priest named Archimandrite Nektarios Alexandratos, who does not belong to the clergy of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia and is not a canonical clergyman of the Orthodox Church.

This gentleman had previously contacted Metropolises of the Church of Greece hoping to be accepted, but as was expected, he failed to be recognized by any canonical Metropolis of the Church.

Archbishop Makarios of Australia received Alexandratos in a special audience. The Archbishop boldly and lovingly pointed out his mistakes and delusions and pointed out to him the proper way of joining the only universally recognized Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

However, from information that reached the Archdiocese, Alexandratos continues to pretend to be a clergyman, without showing signs of repentance.

“We call on the Orthodox people of Australia to be vigilant and not to trust ‘clergy’ who do not have a canonical priesthood or do not belong to the Archdiocese of Australia.

All Services and sacraments performed by illegal clergy are invalid and are not recognized by any Orthodox Patriarchate or Autocephalous Church worldwide.”


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