Before arriving in New Zealand for his enthronement, His Eminence Metropolitan Myron, newly elected for this See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, visited Australia and the central offices of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in Redfern, Sydney, on Monday 17th September, 2018. He was received and welcomed by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, who wished the newly elected Metropolitan all the very best in his new and sacred ministry.
Metropolitan Myron was accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of Petra and Cherronisos, the Very Revd Iakovos, Abbot of the Holy Stavropegiac and Patriarchal Preveli Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, the Very Revd Methodios, Vicar General of the Church of Crete, family and friends. His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos exchanged gifts with the newly elected Metropolitan of New Zealand and also gave a gift to Metropolitan Gerasimos. During their visit in Australia the newly elected Metropolitan of New Zealand also visited the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation of our Lady, Saint Andrews Greek Orthodox Theological College and the Primary and Secondary campuses of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox College in Kingsford.