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Timeline of Orthodoxy in Australia

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*1903: Fr Nikandros Bettines arrives in Melbourne from Zakynthos, sent by the Archbishop of Athens.
*1908: [[Church of Constantinople|Patriarch of Constantinople]] arbitrates and awards jurisdiction of Greek parishes in Australia to the Church of Greece.
==Local Exarch==
*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.
*1965: Second Greek Orthodox Clergy-Laity Congress held in Sydney.
*1967: Father Nicolas Mansour appointed Exarch of Antiochian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand, bestowed with pectoral cross and adorned with it by Greek Orthodox Archbishop Ezekiel at request of Patriarch Ignatius of Antioch
==New Generation of Bishops==
*1969: Archimandrite [[Gibran (Ramlawey) of Australia and New Zealand|Gibran (Ramlawey)]] dispatched from USA by Patriarch Ignatius of Antioch to investigate future of Antiochian Orthodox Church in Australasia.
::Oct: Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Australasia established by Holy Synod of Antioch.
*1972: Third Greek Orthodox Clergy-Laity Congress held in Sydney.
::Dec 20: First [[Church of Romania|Romanian Orthodox]] parish established in Carlton, Melbourne. Dedicated to Ss Peter and Paul.
*1974: Bishop Nikolai (Mrdja), elected First [[Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand|Serbian Orthodox]] hierarch for Australia.:: Bishop Nikolai (Mrdja), First [[Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand|Serbian Orthodox]] hierarch for Australia arrives in Australia.:: Dec ; enthroned December 30: First [[Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand|Serbian Orthodox]] hierarch, Bishop Nikolai (Mrdja), enthroned.
*1975 Feb 13: Metropolitan Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Miletoupolis elected Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Australia.
::Apr 15: Archbishop [[Stylianos (Harkianakis) of Australia|Stylianos (Harkianakis)]] of Australia arrives.::: Enthroned April 26: Archbishop Stylianos enthroned.
*1979 Sep 22: [[Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Churches of Australia]] established, with the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Archbishop of Australia as permanent chairman.
*1981 Jan: Fourth Greek Orthodox Clergy-Laity Congress held in Sydney.
*1982: First Greek Orthodox National Youth Conference held at University of Melbourne. Resolution passed to hold Greek Orthodox National Youth Conferences every second year thereafter, with Greek Orthodox State Youth Conferences held on the alternate year.
*1983: Greek Orthodox St Andrew's Brotherhood revived and better organised by Archbishop Stylianos.
*1984: Second Greek Orthodox National Youth Conference held in Sydney.
*1985 Jan 27-29: Fifth Greek orthodox Clergy-Laity Congress held in Brisbane, [[List of parishes in Queensland|Queensland]].
::May: Construction of [[St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College (Sydney, Australia)|St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College]] commences. College prepares to open in 1986.
==Local Theological School==
*1986 Feb: St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Theological College begins teaching.
:::Third National Youth Conference (Greek Orthodox) held in Melbourne.
*1988 Sep 13: [[Church of Russia|Moscow Patriarchate]] establishes first parish in Melbourne, dedicated to Holy Trinity.
*1989 Jan: Sixth Clergy-Laity Congress (Greek Orthodox) held in Melbourne.
:::Fourth National Youth Conference (Greek Orthodox) held in Melbourne
:::Moscow Patriarchate established second parish in Sydney.
*1991: Fifth National Youth Conference (Greek Orthodox) held in Adelaide.*1991-94: Schism occurs from Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia. [[Church of Jerusalem|Patriarchate of Jerusalem]] accepts schismatic parishes and begins jurisdiction in Australia. Great protests from Archbishop Stylianos and Patriarch [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew]] ensue, culminating in an expanded Greek-speaking synod and the excommunication of the bishops that went to Australia. Jerusalem withdraws from Australia, causing those parishes form, in the case of the followers of Bp Paul of Christianopoulos, either unite to local schismatic bishops or else join old-calendarist synods.==Patriarchal Visit==
*1992: First visit of an Orthodox Patriarch to Australasia. Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch and All the East visits the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand.
*1993 Jan: Seventh Clergy-Laity Congress (Greek Orthodox) held in Sydney.
*1994: Sixth National Youth Conference (Greek Orthodox) held in Brisbane.*1996 Feb: Modern English version by Professor David Frost of the Divine Liturgy of Saint St John Chrysostom is published by Professor David Frost for the Australian Antiochian Orthodox Dioceseof Australia and New Zealand.
::Nov: First Visit of Ecumenical Patriarch.
*1998 Jan: Eighth Clergy-Laity Congress (Greek Orthodox) held in Sydney.
:::Seventh National Youth Conference (Greek Orthodox) held in Sydney.
::Nov: Having been received into the Orthodox Church, Fr Edward (Ted) Doncaster was ordained by Bishop Gibran and assigned to the Antiochian faithful in Western Australia, founding St Anthony the Great parish.
*1999 Jan: Bp Gibran Patriarchal Exarch for the Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Australasia reposes.
::Sep: Archimandrite Paul Saliba, parish priest in Washington DC, USA, elected Metropolitan Archbishop of Australia and New Zealand by the Holy Synod of Antioch.
*2002: [[St. Andrew's Orthodox Press]] established to publish ''The Greek-Australian Vema'', the official newspaper of the Archdiocese.
*2003: Eighth National Youth Conference (Greek Orthodox) held in Melbourne.
*2004: Permanent Romanian Orthodox priest in Western Australia
*2006: St. Andrew's Orthodox Press publishes ''The Divine Liturgy of our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom'' in hardback.
:Oct: Bishop [[Irinej_%28Dobrijevic%29_of_Australia_and_New_Zealand|Irenej]] succeeds Bishop [[Milutin (Knezevic) of Valjevo|Milutin]] as the [[Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand|Serbian Orthodox Bishop]] of Australia and New Zealand.
*2007 Jan: Ninth National Youth Conference (Greek Orthodox) held in Brisbane.
*2008: [[Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Australia and New Zealand]] established.
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