*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.
*1919: Exarchate of Australia and New Zealand is confirmed as permanent by [[Church of Antioch|Patriarch of Antioch]].
*1920 May 23: Foundation stone laid at Walker and Redfern Sts Redfern, Sydney, by the Vicar-General of the Diocese of Sydney, for the first exclusively [[Church of Antioch|Syrian Orthodox]] church in Australia. Right Reverend Father [[Nicholas Shehadie|Nicola Shehade]] becomes pastor of Redfern, and continues as Exarch of Australia and New Zealand.