Fr. John Grillis is a priest in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. He is assigned to the Greek Orthodox Parish & Community of “St. Nektarios” in Burwood, New South Wales, Australia.
In 2006, Fr. John assaulted a parishioner at St. Nektarios, John Mihalopoulos, after a disagreement at a church committee meeting. During the hearing on the charge, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, Fr. John agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge of common assault. After hearing the priest’s admission, the magistrate found the charge proved, but decided not to convict or penalize Fr. John.