His Grace, Right Rev. Mihail Filimon, the first Bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Australia and New Zealand, will be enthroned Sunday, June 29, on the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Melbourne, Australia. The Holy Liturgy and the enthronement ceremony will be celebrated by His Grace, Most Rev. Laurentiu Streza, Metropolitan of Transylvania, who is the delegate of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel, with Right Rev. Ambrozie, Bishop of Giurgiu, other hierarchs of sister Orthodox Churches, priests and deacons from Australia and New Zealand. The event will also be attended by representatives of Romanian and local authorities, priests, monastics and faithful, as well as representatives of other religions.
The ordination in bishop of Right Rev. Mihail Filimon, the first Bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Australia and New Zealand, took place during the Holy Liturgy celebrated by Most Rev. Nifon of Targoviste, Patriarchal exarch, surrounded by other hierarchs of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, in the Patriarchal Cathedral of Bucharest, on the feast of the The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem (April 20 2008).