His Eminence Archbishop Makarios of Australia is also the President of St. Basil’s Homes.
He is a graduate of the Higher Ecclesiastical School of Athens and of the Theological School of the University of Athens. He completed post-graduate studies at the Universities of Boston, (Master of Sacred Theology), Harvard, (Master of Arts), and Monash, (Master of Bioethics), and a PhD at the Medical School of the University of Crete. His thesis was “Cloning: Social, Ethical and Theological Components”.
He became a monk and Deacon in 1993, a Presbyter in 1997 and an Archimandrite in 1998 and Bishop in 2015.He is President of the Synodal Committee for Bioethics of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
He is a member of many scientific and ecclesiastical organizations and has published articles, studies and books.
On 9th May 2019, he was elected Archbishop of the Holy Archdiocese of Australia.