Our Team


Archimandrite Meletios Pantic


While serving as Abbot of the Sacred Monastery of the Holy Archangels in New Zealand, Archimandrite Meletios administers the work of Mission throughout Oceania.  Keep him in your prayers.

Protopresbyter Pavlos Patitsas


After serving for a decade as Priest of the Holy Trinity Church in Auckland,  Father Paul is now serving in the St. Nicholas Church in Troy, Michigan in US while remains devoted to the work of mission in Oceania.  Keep him in your prayers.

An Interview with Fr. Paul that gives a wonderful overview of the Ierapostolic work accomplished by the Holy Metropolis of New Zealand in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga over the past decade. 
Ancient Faith Radio – March 1, 2018

Presbyter Yiorgos Kanellis


Based in Raglan, NZ, Father Yiorgos serves our Archdiocese wherever he is needed.  He has a deep love for mission and has helped to plant the Holy Church in Samoa. At the moment he is serving in the Church of the Annunciation of the Theotokos in Wellington. Keep him in your prayers.

Abbess Melani Singh


Gerontissa Melani is our first indigenous nun and Abbess in Oceania.  Discovering the Holy Orthodox faith through a providential encounter with Metropolitan Amfilochios the fire of her faith in Jesus Christ was kindled.  Assisted by Sister Anysia she serves the Saint Tabitha Children’s home as Matron, home to over 20 children presently.

Mrs Charlotte Economou


Mrs. Charlotte leads by example.  With a heart open to the Lord and to the Mission she helps whenever and wherever she is needed.  While responsible for specific administrative functions, she also helps to keep our team focused and on task.  She asks for your prayers.