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Orthodox in Australia acquiring abandoned Catholic, Protestant and Anglican churches.
 
Mitred Protopriest Michael Protopopov
Warrnambool, Australia – On the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Eccumenical council, the Russian Orthodox community in the Australian city of Warrnambool celebrated their Parish feast day and a 10 year jubilee since the day the parish was converted from a historical Anglican Church to a thriving Russian Orthodox Parish. In mark of this event, Protopriest Michael Protopopov gives an interview to www.pravoslavie.ru to discuss the reasons why Catholics, Protestants and Anglicans are deserting their churches.

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In the Chicago, the OCA got its multi-million dollar on LaSalle street (a BIG real estate address here) and Christ the Savior Church for a dollar because the dying sect of the Episcopalians wanted to make sure the building stayed a Church, a REAL CHURCH.

On a recent thread I commented on coming across what I think was a Patriarchal Parish, which is now a condo called "The Church," complete with copulas.  (If it is the parish I think, all the icons etc. were shipped to Russia for a newly opened parish there).

God bless the Church in Australia!
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Robb, this was an interesting essay.  Thank you for posting it.  The liberal Protestant churches and the liberal part of the Catholic Church overemphasized the things of this world and de-emphasized Christ.  They were so busy with being inclusive, supporting the environment and supporting social justice that they forgot about spiritual transformation in Christ.  Unsurprisingly, the liberal churches are hemorrhaging members to either secular humanism or to conservative churches.
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In the Chicago, the OCA got its multi-million dollar on LaSalle street (a BIG real estate address here) and Christ the Savior Church for a dollar because the dying sect of the Episcopalians wanted to make sure the building stayed a Church, a REAL CHURCH.

On a recent thread I commented on coming across what I think was a Patriarchal Parish, which is now a condo called "The Church," complete with copulas.  (If it is the parish I think, all the icons etc. were shipped to Russia for a newly opened parish there).

God bless the Church in Australia!

I forgot to mention, when the Arab Orthodox here outgrew our parish, they sold to an Indian Orthodox congregation, and were quite happy that the Church would "stay Orthodox."  Since then the Arab Orthodox have opened another parish (in addition to the one they moved into) and the Indians have doubled the old parish by expansion.
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I pray that these churches will have a harmonious arrival of former Roman Catholic and Protestants  & non Christians into their ranks so that Orthodoxy develops and thrives better than in America.
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In the Chicago, the OCA got its multi-million dollar on LaSalle street (a BIG real estate address here) and Christ the Savior Church for a dollar because the dying sect of the Episcopalians wanted to make sure the building stayed a Church, a REAL CHURCH.

On a recent thread I commented on coming across what I think was a Patriarchal Parish, which is now a condo called "The Church," complete with copulas.  (If it is the parish I think, all the icons etc. were shipped to Russia for a newly opened parish there).

God bless the Church in Australia!

I forgot to mention, when the Arab Orthodox here outgrew our parish, they sold to an Indian Orthodox congregation, and were quite happy that the Church would "stay Orthodox."  Since then the Arab Orthodox have opened another parish (in addition to the one they moved into) and the Indians have doubled the old parish by expansion.


Serbs did also ,they sold there church at  99 st. south commercial Ave to the Ethiopian Orthodox church ,and went further south to 187 south stony lsland in Lansing ill , build a larger Byzantine church dedicated to St. Archangel Michel....
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Good to know there is an Orthodox parish close by - only 3 hrs away! Is there a web site or a contact number??
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I pray that these churches will have a harmonious arrival of former Roman Catholic and Protestants  & non Christians into their ranks so that Orthodoxy develops and thrives better than in America.

 ??? I think it's better to pray that America sees such hope as well, RC. Christ came for us, too. ;)
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Good to know there is an Orthodox parish close by - only 3 hrs away! Is there a web site or a contact number??

Hi Jayjay,

I know I'm replying well after your question, and you may have found the answer already; but, there are contact details available:

For Warrnambool: http://directory.stinnocentpress.com/viewparish.cgi?Uid=167&lang=en
For Victoria: http://www.anesti.info/orthodox-parishes-in-australia/churches-in-victoria/
For South Australia: http://www.anesti.info/orthodox-parishes-in-australia/churches-in-south-australia/

Hope this helps!
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Author: Discover the Church: The Whats and Whys of Orthodox Christianity and Footsteps of the Apostles: 110 ways to promote church growth in your Orthodox parish.