Autonomy

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'''Autonomy''' (literally, "self-ruled") is the status of a church within the [[Orthodox Church]] whose [[primate|primatial]] [[bishop]] is confirmed by one of the [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] Orthodox Churches.  In all other respects, an autonomous church is entirely self-governing.  There are currently four autonomous churches within the [[Orthodox Church]], the [[Church of Sinai]], the [[Church of Finland]], the [[Church of Japan]], and the [[Church of Ukraine]].
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'''Autonomy''' (literally, "self-ruled") is the status of a church within the [[Orthodox Church]] whose [[primate|primatial]] [[bishop]] is confirmed by one of the [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] Orthodox Churches.  In all other respects, an autonomous church is entirely self-governing.  There are currently four autonomous churches within the [[Orthodox Church]], the [[Church of Sinai]], the [[Church of Finland]], the [[Church of Japan]], the [[Church of Ukraine]], and the [[Church of Estonia]].
  
  

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Autonomy (literally, "self-ruled") is the status of a church within the Orthodox Church whose primatial bishop is confirmed by one of the autocephalous Orthodox Churches. In all other respects, an autonomous church is entirely self-governing. There are currently four autonomous churches within the Orthodox Church, the Church of Sinai, the Church of Finland, the Church of Japan, the Church of Ukraine, and the Church of Estonia.


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