GOC – Information Sheets (May 19, 2015)


An ecclesiastical divorce may be granted after a civil Decree Nisi Absolute has been given. However, the parish priest must exert every effort to reconcile the couple and avert the divorce.

Should the priest fail to bring about reconciliation, he will convey the petition of the party seeking ecclesiastical divorce to the Spiritual Court of the Archdiocese. A copy of the Decree Nisi Absolute must accompany this petition and the fees for the Archdiocese.

Such ecclesiastical divorce is necessary in the case of a second or third marriage, which is tolerated by our Church.


  • please Contact the Greek Orthodox Community of Saint George Administration Offices on  (07) 3249 1000, for further detailed information.

For more information regarding obtaining a Divorce, please contact our Parish Priests on (07) 3429 1000  or e-mail fr.dimitri@gocstgeorge.com.au

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