Antonio (de Rosso) of Ravenna

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'''Antonio De Rosso''' is the current head of the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]] and the Metropolitan of [[Ravenna]] and [[Italy]].
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Metropolitan '''Antonio (de Rosso)''' was the head of the former [[Old Calendarist]] [[Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia]] ("Orthodox Church in Italy") and the [[Metropolitan]] of [[Ravenna (Italy)|Ravenna]] and Italy.
  
'''Metropolitan Antonio''' was born in 1941 in [[Farra di Soligo]] (near [[Treviso]], [[Veneto]]) and in 1968 was ordained priest of the [[Roman Catholic Church]]. Then he converted to [[Orthodox Church|Orthodoxy]] and in 1986 he became bishop of Aprilia and Latium under the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of [[Greek Old Calendarists]] movement. In 1991 he founded the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]]. In 1993 bishop Antonio joined [[Bulgarian Orthodox Church]] and in 1995 was enthroned bishop of [[Ravenna]] and [[Italy]]. After 1997 the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]] remained linked with Patriarch Pimen's [[Bulgarian Alternative Synod]] and bishop Antonio became Metropolitan of [[Ravenna]] and [[Italy]]. In the same year Metropolitan Antonio became a full member of Pimen's Saint Synod, as the head of the autonomous [[Orthodox Church in Italy]].  
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==Life==
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Metr. Antonio was born on [[February 8]], 1941 in Farra di Soligo (near Treviso, Veneto). In 1968 he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[priest]] in the [[Roman Catholic Church]]. In 1986, after his conversion to [[Orthodox Church|Orthodoxy]] he was named [[bishop]] of Aprilia and Latium under the [[jurisdiction]] of Metr. [[Cyprian of Fili|Cyprian]] of Oropos and Fili, a leader of the [[Greek Old Calendarists]] movement. It was from Metr. Cyprian that Metr. Antonio derived his [[apostolic succession]].  
  
Metropolitan Antonio is also a good friend of [[Metropolitan Mihailo]] of [[Montenegro]] and [[Patriarch Filaret]] of [[Ukraine]].
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In 1991, he founded the Orthodox Church in Italy. In 1993, Metr. Antonio joined the [[Bulgarian Orthodox Church]] and, in 1995, was enthroned bishop of Ravenna and Italy. After 1997 the [[Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia]] remained linked with [[Patriarch]] Pimen's [[Bulgarian Alternative Synod]] and under whom Bp. Antonio became Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy. In the same year Metr. Antonio became a full member of Pimen's [[Holy Synod]], as the head of the autonomous Orthodox Church in Italy.
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In 1993 he introduced the [[Revised Julian Calendar|reformed Julian calendar]] into the Orthodox Church in Italy, thus ending any association with the [[Old Calendarist]] movement.
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He died on [[February 20]], 2009, after a long illness.
  
 
==Source==
 
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_De_Rosso Antonio De Rosso (Wikipedia)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_De_Rosso Antonio De Rosso (Wikipedia)]
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==External link==
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*[http://www.chiesaortodossa.it/metropolia.html Ortodossia Italiana] (Italian)
  
 
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[[Category:20th-21st-century bishops|De Rosso]]
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[[Category:Converts to Orthodox Christianity|De Rosso]]
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[[Category:Converts to Orthodox Christianity from Roman Catholicism|De Rosso]]

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Metropolitan Antonio (de Rosso) was the head of the former Old Calendarist Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia ("Orthodox Church in Italy") and the Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy.

Life

Metr. Antonio was born on February 8, 1941 in Farra di Soligo (near Treviso, Veneto). In 1968 he was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church. In 1986, after his conversion to Orthodoxy he was named bishop of Aprilia and Latium under the jurisdiction of Metr. Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of the Greek Old Calendarists movement. It was from Metr. Cyprian that Metr. Antonio derived his apostolic succession.

In 1991, he founded the Orthodox Church in Italy. In 1993, Metr. Antonio joined the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and, in 1995, was enthroned bishop of Ravenna and Italy. After 1997 the Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia remained linked with Patriarch Pimen's Bulgarian Alternative Synod and under whom Bp. Antonio became Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy. In the same year Metr. Antonio became a full member of Pimen's Holy Synod, as the head of the autonomous Orthodox Church in Italy.

In 1993 he introduced the reformed Julian calendar into the Orthodox Church in Italy, thus ending any association with the Old Calendarist movement.

He died on February 20, 2009, after a long illness.

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