Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia

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The '''Orthodox Church in Italy''' ('''Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia''') was founded in 1991 by Italian orthodox bishop [[Antonio De Rosso|Antonio (De Rosso)]], a former Roman Catholic priest, who became bishop of [[Aprilia (LT)|Aprilia]] and [[Latium]] under the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of [[Greek Old Calendarists]] movement. In 1993 the church joined [[Bulgarian Orthodox Church]] and in 1995 bishop Antonio 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]]. During that year, the Orthodox Church in Italy was recognized as an autonomous church and [[Metropolitan Antonio]] became a full member of Pimen's Saint Synod. Nowadays, the Orthodox Church in Italy is in full communion with [[Bulgarian Alternative Synod]], [[Montenegrin Orthodox Church]], [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchy]], [[Macedonian Orthodox Church]] and some small churches.
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The '''Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia''' ("Orthodox Church in Italy") is an effort to establish a national Orthodox church in Italy.  It was originally a part of the [[Holy Synod in Resistance]], but then joined Patriarch Pimen's [[Bulgarian Alternative Synod|Alternative Synod]] of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and adopted the [[Revised Julian Calendar]].  It is currently out of communion with the mainstream Orthodox Church.
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It is not to be confused with the [[Archdiocese of Italy and Malta|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Italy]], the primary presence of mainstream Orthodoxy in Italy.
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==History==
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The Orthodox Church in Italy was founded in 1991 by [[Antonio (de Rosso) of Ravenna|Antonio (de Rosso)]], [[bishop]] of Aprilia and Latium, under the jurisdiction of Metr. Cyprian. Bp. Antonio was a former [[Roman Catholic]] [[priest]].  
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In 1993, the [[church]] joined Patriarch Pimen's Alternative Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and in 1995 Bp. Antonio was enthroned as Bishop of [[Ravenna (Italy)|Ravenna]] and Italy. After 1997, Bp. Antonio was elevated to Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy. During that year, the group was recognized by the Alternative Synod as an [[autonomous]] church, and Metr. Antonio became a full member of Pimen's [[Holy Synod]]. The Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia is in full communion with the [[Bulgarian Alternative Synod]], the [[Church of Ukraine (Kiev Patriarchate)]], and some other small churches.
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After Metropolitan Antonio's death, the Church become an association in memory of his deceased [[Primate]] (obtaining the exclusive use of the "Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia" denomination) and during 2011 it joined the [[Holy Synod of Milan|Metropolis of Milan and of Aquileia]].
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.chiesaortodossa.it/ Orthodox Church in Italy - Official site]
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*[http://www.chiesaortodossa.it/ Orthodox Church in Italy - Official site]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_Church_in_Italy Orthodox Church in Italy (Wikipedia)]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_Church_in_Italy Orthodox Church in Italy (Wikipedia)]
 
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Orthodox_Church_in_Italy Wikipedia: History of the Orthodox Church in Italy]
==See also==
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Orthodox_Church_in_Italy History of the Orthodox Church in Italy (Wikipedia)]
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Revision as of 07:37, January 7, 2013

The Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia ("Orthodox Church in Italy") is an effort to establish a national Orthodox church in Italy. It was originally a part of the Holy Synod in Resistance, but then joined Patriarch Pimen's Alternative Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and adopted the Revised Julian Calendar. It is currently out of communion with the mainstream Orthodox Church.

It is not to be confused with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Italy, the primary presence of mainstream Orthodoxy in Italy.

History

The Orthodox Church in Italy was founded in 1991 by Antonio (de Rosso), bishop of Aprilia and Latium, under the jurisdiction of Metr. Cyprian. Bp. Antonio was a former Roman Catholic priest.

In 1993, the church joined Patriarch Pimen's Alternative Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and in 1995 Bp. Antonio was enthroned as Bishop of Ravenna and Italy. After 1997, Bp. Antonio was elevated to Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy. During that year, the group was recognized by the Alternative Synod as an autonomous church, and Metr. Antonio became a full member of Pimen's Holy Synod. The Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia is in full communion with the Bulgarian Alternative Synod, the Church of Ukraine (Kiev Patriarchate), and some other small churches.

After Metropolitan Antonio's death, the Church become an association in memory of his deceased Primate (obtaining the exclusive use of the "Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia" denomination) and during 2011 it joined the Metropolis of Milan and of Aquileia.

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