→Immigrants from Russia and Turkey
*1920s: Millions of people displaced due to genocidal massacres in modern Turkey following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Large numbers of Orthodox flee to the Americas and Australasia.
*1924 Mar 7: Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Australia and New Zealand established by Ecumenical Patriarchate.
::Jul 8: Metropolitan [[Christoforos (Knitis) of Australia and New Zealand|Christoforos (Knitis)]] of Australia and New Zealand (Greek) arrives.
*1928: Metropolitan Christoforos (Knitis) deposed, exiled to Samos.
*1931 Sep 18: [[Timotheos (Evangelinidis) of Rhodes|Timotheos (Evangelinidis)]] elected Metropolitan of Australia and New Zealand (Greek) by Ecumenical Patriarchate.
*1932 Jul 26: Metropolitan Timotheos (Evangelinidis) arrives in Australia.
*1937: Archimandrite [[Antonious (Mobayed)]] (Antiochian) arrives in New Zealand and stays for several months. Asks local Anglican clergy, who agree, to care for local Orthodox
as a temporary measure. Fr Antonious last visits New Zealand in 1939.
*1939 to 1945: Second World War seals all borders.
*1947 Apr 22: Archimandrite [[Theophylactos (Papathanasopoulos) of Australia and New Zealand|Theophylactos (Papathanasopoulos)]] elected Metropolitan of Australia and New Zealand (Greek) by Ecumenical Patriarchate.