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His Eminence Joseph (Harkiolakis) of Proikonnisos is the current metropolitan of Proikonnisos.

Auxillary Bishop

He was consecrated on the 3rd of December, 1989, and served the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia as the auxiliary bishop (of Arianzos). His longest term was in Adelaide, guiding the Third Archdiocesan District of South Australia and the Northern Territory. After this, he was moved to Melbourne as the second auxiliary bishop, responsible for the Second Archdiocesan District of Victoria and Tasmania.

Metropolitan of New Zealand

He was elected as Metropolitan of New Zealand, and served between 2003-2005. In 2005, he resigned for health reasons [1] and held his final liturgy August 28, 2005. [2]


Metropolitan Joseph, after his retirement from New Zealand, returned to Greece and lived in Piraeus as a retired hierarch. In 2008, he was elected to be the Metropolitan of Proikonnisos.

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  • Articles written as Bishop Joseph of Arianzos in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia.
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Preceded by:
Titular Bishop of Arianzos
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Dionysios (Psiahas)
Metropolitan of New Zealand (Greek)
Succeeded by:
Amphilochios (Tsoukas)
Preceded by:
Metropolitan of Proikonnisos
Succeeded by:

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