→Local Born Clergy Flourish (2000-present)
*2002 May: Second Clergy Conference of Australia and New Zealand (Antiochian) held in Sydney Australia.
*2003 Jan: First NZ Clergy Conference (Antiochian) chaired by Abp Paul at Frederic Wallis House, Lower Hutt. On Saturday, Dr [[Ian Nield]] ordained deacon and Fr Dcn [[Michael Elder]] ordained priest. On Sunday Fr Dcn Ian Nield ordained priest and Fr [[Victor Didenco]], previously [[canonical release|canonically released]] from the [[Moldovan Orthodox Church]], received into Antiochian Archdiocese and appointed head of mission in Christchurch.
::April: Third Clergy Conference of Australia and New Zealand (Antiochian) held in Melbourne Australia.
::July: [[Deanery of New Zealand (Antiochian)|New Zealand Deanery]] of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia and New Zealand created. Archpriest Jack Witbrock appointed Dean.