Indian Orthodox Church in Australia

The Indian Orthodox Church, also known as the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, was founded by St Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, who came to India in A.D. 52. The Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, is theologically and traditionally a part of the Oriental Orthodox communion of Churches.  There are a number of Indian Orthodox churches and congregations in Australia and they come under the jurisdiction of the Chennai Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. HG Dr Yuhanon Mar Diascoros is the metropolitan of the Chennai Diocese. The diocesan headquarters is in Chennai, India.

Indian Orthodox churches and congregations in Australia are listed below with their contact details and links to their websites


New South Wales


St Thomas Indian Orthodox Cathedral – Wattlegrove, Sydney
Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese
(+61 411 867 070)
http://stthomasorthodoxcathedral.org.au
 
St Mary's Indian Orthodox Church –Epping, Sydney
Rev. Fr. Benny David
(+61 449 750 524)
http://smioc.org.au
 
St Thomas Indian Orthodox Congregation – Orange
Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese
(+61 411 867 070)
Mr. Sunny George
(+61 434 088 219)
 
St Mary's Indian Orthodox Congregation – Wagga Wagga
Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese
(+61-411867070)
Mr. John Cheriyan
(+61 413 657 886)
 
St George Indian Orthodox Congregation – Wollongong
Rev. Fr. Thomas Varghese
(+61-411867070)
Mr. Jacob Abraham
(+61 426 857 770)
 
St Mary's Indian Orthodox Congregation – Wyong
Rev. Fr. Babu Kurian
(+61 469 266 694)
Mr. Joy Ulahannan
(+61 424 727 749)
 
 

Victoria


St Mary's Indian Orthodox Cathedral – East Coburg, Melbourne
Rev. Fr. Shinu K Thomas
(+61 466 460 552)
Asst. Vicar Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Pathrose (+61 415 866 189)
https://www.stmarysioc.org.au
 
St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church – Dandenong, Melbourne
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Pathrose
(+61 415 866 189)

Queensland


St George Indian Orthodox Church – Brisbane
Rev. Fr. James Philip
(+61 404 536 130)
http://www.stgeorgeiocb.com
 
St Mary's Indian Orthodox Congregation – Townsville
Rev. Fr. James Philip
(+61 404 536 130)

Western Australia


St George Indian Orthodox Church – Perth
Rev. Fr. Vinod George
(+61 416 076 417)

South Australia


St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church –Adelaide
Rev. Fr. Shinu K Thomas
(+61 466 460 552)
http://www.stgregorioschurchadelaide.org


Australian Capital Territory


St Gregorios Indian Orthodox Church – Canberra
Rev. Fr. Benny David
(+61 449 750 524)
Asst. Vicar Rev. Fr. Varghese Maniyampara  (+61 432 103 600)
http://www.sgioc.org