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Timeline of Orthodoxy in Australia

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Era of the Exarchate
*1902: [[Church of Greece]] takes responsibility for Greek parishes in Australia from the Church of Jerusalem.
*1903: Fr Nikandros Bettines arrives in Melbourne from Zakynthos, sent by the Archbishop of Athens.
*1908: [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical PatriarchatePatriarch of Constantinople]] arbitrates and awards jurisdiction of Greek parishes in Australia to the Church of Greece.
*1913: Fr Nicholas Shehadie appointed Patriarchal Exarch for Australia and New Zealand by His Beatitude Gregorious Haddad Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East.
*1913: First Exarch of Australia and New Zealand, Fr Nicholas Shehadie arrives in Sydney and serves as parish priest of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Surry Hills.
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