Six families gathered at the residence of Chev. Thomas Abraham to consider the feasability of a Jacobite Syrian Orthodox church in Melbourne.
Very Rev. Fr. Peter Velamparambil Achan celebrated the first Holy Qurbana at St. Aphrem Syrian Orthodox Church, Reservoir and a new Jacobite church was born in Melbourne. His Eminence Dr. Kuriakose Mor Theophilose Metropolitan declared through the Bull the name ‘St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church’ in honour of our patron saint.
Very Rev. Corepiscopa Iskandar Achan conducted the Holy Qurbana every alternate Sunday afternoon and led the congregation.
Rev. Fr. Ullas Varkey Vettikunnel (popularly known as Ullas Achan and now H.E Paulose Mor Ireneous ) arrived and immediately took over the church matters.
After the departure of Ullas Achen, Fr. Sebu Paul Vendrapillil (Sebu Achen) served as Vicar from Aug 2008 to May 2009.
Fr. Boby Thomas (Boby Achan) served the congregation as Vicar from April 2009 till April 2012
Church was relocated to Archangel Michael & St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church in Drummond Street, Oakleigh.
The General Body meeting of the church ratified the proposal on November 22, 2009, to acquire the land for church at 419, Centre Dandenong Road in the name of St. George Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, Melbourne on behalf of his Holiness Patriach of Antioch and all the East. The deed for the land was executed on 9th of June 2010.
His Beatitude Catholicose Baselios Thomas I laid the foundation stone for the proposed church, in presence of Patriarchal Vicar H.E. Paulose Mor Ireneous.
Our church established a service centre in the blessed name of St. Ignatius III to cater the spiritual requirements of our members from north-western suburbs.
Fr. Eldo Varkey Valiaparambil (Eldo Achan) was appointed as the Vicar of our church and began his spiritual responsibilities in May 2012.
Relocation of the congregation from the Coptic Church premises to Phoenix Park community Hall, East Malvern.
Contract signing day for new church on 21st June 2015.
Consecration of the new Church
Rev. Fr. Dr. Kuriakose Kolasseril served as Vicar from Oct 2017 - Feb 2018. Presently he is serving as Asst. Vicar.
Our Patriarch visits and blesses the congregation.
Rev. Fr. Bijo Varghese (Elias Achan) appointed as Vicar.
In year 2010, Late Lamented Patriach Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka 1 had recognised three of our church members, Mr. P.K. Alexander and Mr. Jacob Cherian were decorated with title of \"Commander\" and Mr. Thomas Abraham with the title of \"Chevalier\".
The church was blessed with the ordination of Deacon Dr. Dennis Kolasseril to Rev. Fr. Dr. Kuriakose Kolasseril on Jan 11, 2015 and the ordination of Mr. Jithin James as Sub-deacon Geevarghese on 3rd June 2015 and Sub-deacon Geevarghese was ordained as Rev. Deacon Geevarghese on 23rd June 2018. Both are members of our church.
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