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The [[Archdiocese of Athens]] is an [[archdiocese]] located in the city of Athens in Greece and is under the jurisdiction of the autocephalous [[Church of Greece]].
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The [[Archdiocese of Athens]] is located in Athens, Greece, and is under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] [[Church of Greece]].
  
== Leadership ==
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==Hierarchy==
:''See also [[List of Primates for the Church of Greece]]''
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:''See also [[List of Archbishops of Athens]]''
  
The current Archbishop of Athens is His Beatitude, [[Ieronymos II (Liapis)]], Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.  
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The current Archbishop of Athens is His Beatitude [[Ieronymos II (Liapis) of Athens|Ieronymos II (Liapis)]], Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.  
  
== Moments in History ==
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==History==
* [[Roman Athens]]
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*[[Roman Athens]]
* [[Byzantine Period (Athens)]]
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*[[Byzantine Period (Athens)]]
* [[Ottoman Turks Invade Greece (Athens)]]
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*[[Ottoman Turks Invade Greece (Athens)]]
* [[War of Independence (Athens)]]
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*[[War of Independence (Athens)]]
* [[World War II (Athens)]]
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*[[World War II (Athens)]]
* [[Post World War II (Athens)]]
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*[[Post World War II (Athens)]]
* [[Military Dictatorship (Athens)]]
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*[[Military Dictatorship (Athens)]]
* [[Modern-Day Athens]]
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*[[Modern-Day Athens]]
 
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== Orthodox sites of pilgrimage ==
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* Metropolis Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Monastiraki
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:The 1862 '''Metropolis Cathedral''' dominates the ''Mitropoleos Square'', which is in the heart of Athens in Greece, and is the archiepiscopal Greek Orthodox church of Athens.
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==Orthodox sites of pilgrimage==
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*Metropolis Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Monastiraki
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:The 1862 Metropolis Cathedral dominates Mitropoleos Square, which is in the heart of Athens, Greece, and is the archiepiscopal Greek Orthodox church of Athens.
 
:The decision to move the capital of the young Greek state to Athens in 1834 made it imperative to build a large new cathedral here. Construction started in 1839 and was completed in 1863. Since that time, this building, decorated with fine murals and icons, has been Greece's most important church, used for official occasions.  
 
:The decision to move the capital of the young Greek state to Athens in 1834 made it imperative to build a large new cathedral here. Construction started in 1839 and was completed in 1863. Since that time, this building, decorated with fine murals and icons, has been Greece's most important church, used for official occasions.  
  
* The [[Church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos (Monastiraki)|Church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos and St. Eleutherios]], Monastiraki
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*The [[Church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos (Monastiraki)|Church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos and St. Eleutherios]], Monastiraki
:Far more significant histroically and archaeologically is the small 12-century church of [[Panagia Gorgoepikoos]] (She who is Swift to Hear). It is known as the ''Little Metropolis'' and is a cruciform-style church built from marble and using reliefs and pieces of ancient and early Christian monuments. It is also known as the church of St. Eleutherios.
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:Far more significant historically and archaeologically is the small 12th century church of [[Panagia Gorgoepikoos]] ("She who is Swift to Hear"). It is known as the ''Little Metropolis'' and is a cruciform-style church built from marble and using reliefs and pieces of ancient and early Christian monuments. It is also known as the church of St. Eleutherios.
  
* [[Byzantine Museum (Athens)]]
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*[[Byzantine Museum (Athens)]]
* Aeropagite Hill, the Agora of Athens
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*Aeropagite Hill, the Agora of Athens
* Cave of Panagia Chrysospiliotissa, the Acropolis of Athens
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*Cave of Panagia Chrysospiliotissa, the Acropolis of Athens
* [[Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris]], Filopappos Hill (also nick named ''Demetri the Bombadier'')
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*[[Church of Agios Dimitrios Loumbardiaris]], Filopappos Hill (also nicknamed "Demetri the Bombardier")
* [[Church of Agia Marina (Filopappos)]], Filopappos Hill
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*[[Church of Agia Marina (Filopappos)]], Filopappos Hill
 
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:This tiny little church is often referred to as the "little Metropolis" since it is next to the Metropolis church of Athens.
:This tiny little church is often referred to as the ''little Metropolis'' since it is next to the Metropolis church of Athens.
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*Byzantine Church of Kapnikarea
* Byzantine Church of Kapnikarea
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:Right in the middle of a pedestrian shopping strip of Ermou is the Byzantine church of Kapnikarea, which is dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin Mary. It was completed in the 13th century, and is a cruciform-style domed church which now belongs to the Athens University.
:Right in the middle of a pedestrian shopping strip of Ermou is the Byzantine church of Kapnikarea, which is dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin Mary. It was completed in the 13th-century, and is a cruciform-style domed church which now belongs to the Athens University.
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*Monastiraki
* Monastiraki
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*Panagia Grigoroussa, Taxiarhon and Fanouriou, Plaka
* Panagia Grigoroussa, Taxiarhon and Fanouriou, Plaka
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:Famous for its special blessing of the Fanouropita cake every Saturday afternoon.
 
:Famous for its special blessing of the Fanouropita cake every Saturday afternoon.
* Church of the Holy Apostles of Solakis, Agora
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*Church of the Holy Apostles of Solakis, Agora
: One of the oldest churches in Athens, built c. 1000 AD in the Ancient Agora.  
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:One of the oldest churches in Athens, built c. 1000 AD in the ancient Agora.  
 
*Church of St. Nicholas Rangavas
 
*Church of St. Nicholas Rangavas
:This 11th-century Byzantine church was part of the palace of the ''Rangava family, which included Michael I emperor of Byzantium. The church bell was the first installed in Athens after the liberation from the Turks and was first to ring in 1833 announcing the freedom of Athens from the Turkish rule. It is now rung every [[March 25]] and is hung inside the church.
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:This 11th century Byzantine church was part of the palace of the Rangava family, which included Michael I, Emperor of Byzantium. The church bell was the first installed in Athens after the liberation from the Turks and was first to ring in 1833 announcing the freedom of Athens from the Turkish rule. It is now rung every [[March 25]] and is hung inside the church.
* Agia Ekaterini
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*Agia Ekaterini
* Agios Georgios, Lykavittos Hill
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*Agios Georgios, Lykavittos Hill
* [[Dafni Monastery (Athens)]]
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*[[Dafni Monastery (Athens)]]
:''Dafni Monastery'' is one of the most splendid Byzantine monuments in Greece. The 11th-century mosaics are considered masterpieces.
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:Dafni Monastery is one of the most splendid Byzantine monuments in Greece. The 11th century mosaics are considered masterpieces.
* [[Kaisariani Monastery (Athens)|Kaisariani Monastery]], Mount Hymettos
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*[[Kaisariani Monastery (Athens)|Kaisariani Monastery]], Mount Hymettos
:An 11th-century monastery located on the slopes of Mt. Hymmetos. The monastery was devastated by a huge earthquake in 1999 which damaged the cells of the monks and the bathhouse. In its peak, this monastery had over 300 monks.
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:An 11th century monastery located on the slopes of Mt. Hymmetos, this monastery was devastated by a huge earthquake in 1999 which damaged the cells of the monks and the bathhouse. In its peak, this monastery had over 300 monks.
 
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== Source ==
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==Source==
 
*[http://www.archdiocese.gr/ Archdiocese of Athens Official Website] (Greek)
 
*[http://www.archdiocese.gr/ Archdiocese of Athens Official Website] (Greek)
  
 
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[[Category:Dioceses]]

Revision as of 14:08, June 14, 2008

The Archdiocese of Athens is located in Athens, Greece, and is under the jurisdiction of the autocephalous Church of Greece.

Contents

Hierarchy

See also List of Archbishops of Athens

The current Archbishop of Athens is His Beatitude Ieronymos II (Liapis), Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.

History

Orthodox sites of pilgrimage

  • Metropolis Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Monastiraki
The 1862 Metropolis Cathedral dominates Mitropoleos Square, which is in the heart of Athens, Greece, and is the archiepiscopal Greek Orthodox church of Athens.
The decision to move the capital of the young Greek state to Athens in 1834 made it imperative to build a large new cathedral here. Construction started in 1839 and was completed in 1863. Since that time, this building, decorated with fine murals and icons, has been Greece's most important church, used for official occasions.
Far more significant historically and archaeologically is the small 12th century church of Panagia Gorgoepikoos ("She who is Swift to Hear"). It is known as the Little Metropolis and is a cruciform-style church built from marble and using reliefs and pieces of ancient and early Christian monuments. It is also known as the church of St. Eleutherios.
This tiny little church is often referred to as the "little Metropolis" since it is next to the Metropolis church of Athens.
  • Byzantine Church of Kapnikarea
Right in the middle of a pedestrian shopping strip of Ermou is the Byzantine church of Kapnikarea, which is dedicated to the Presentation of the Virgin Mary. It was completed in the 13th century, and is a cruciform-style domed church which now belongs to the Athens University.
  • Monastiraki
  • Panagia Grigoroussa, Taxiarhon and Fanouriou, Plaka
Famous for its special blessing of the Fanouropita cake every Saturday afternoon.
  • Church of the Holy Apostles of Solakis, Agora
One of the oldest churches in Athens, built c. 1000 AD in the ancient Agora.
  • Church of St. Nicholas Rangavas
This 11th century Byzantine church was part of the palace of the Rangava family, which included Michael I, Emperor of Byzantium. The church bell was the first installed in Athens after the liberation from the Turks and was first to ring in 1833 announcing the freedom of Athens from the Turkish rule. It is now rung every March 25 and is hung inside the church.
Dafni Monastery is one of the most splendid Byzantine monuments in Greece. The 11th century mosaics are considered masterpieces.
An 11th century monastery located on the slopes of Mt. Hymmetos, this monastery was devastated by a huge earthquake in 1999 which damaged the cells of the monks and the bathhouse. In its peak, this monastery had over 300 monks.

Source

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