Autonomy

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'''Autonomy''' (literally, "self-ruled") is the status of a hierarchical 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 six autonomous churches within the [[Orthodox Church]]: the [[Church of Sinai]], the [[Church of Finland]], the [[Church of Japan]], the [[Church of Ukraine]], the [[Church of Estonia (Ecumenical Patriarchate)|Church of Estonia]], and the [[Church of China]].
  
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==See also==
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*[[Autocephaly]]
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*[[List of autocephalous and autonomous Churches]]
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[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
 
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[[ro:Autonomie]]

Latest revision as of 11:23, April 21, 2010

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 six autonomous churches within the Orthodox Church: the Church of Sinai, the Church of Finland, the Church of Japan, the Church of Ukraine, the Church of Estonia, and the Church of China.

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