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 [[Old Calendarists|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 '''Orthodox Church in Italy''' ('''Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia''') is under the jurisdiction of [[Metropolitan]] Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of [[Old Calendarists|Greek Old Calendarists]] movement.
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==History==
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The Orthodox Church in Italy was founded in 1991 by [[Antonio De Rosso|Antonio (De Rosso)]], [[bishop]] of [[Aprilia (LT)|Aprilia]] and [[Latium]] under the jurisdiction of Metr. Cyprian. Bp. Antonio is a former [[Roman Catholic]] [[priest]].  
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In 1993, the [[church]] joined the  [[Bulgarian Orthodox Church]], and in 1995 Bp. Antonio was enthroned as Bishop of [[Ravenna]] and Italy. After 1997, the Orthodox Church in Italy remained linked with Patr. Pimen's [[Bulgarian Alternative Synod]] and Bp. Antonio was elevated to Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy. During that year, the Orthodox Church in Italy was recognized as an [[autonomous]] church, and Metr. Antonio became a full member of Pimen's [[Holy Synod]]. The Orthodox Church in Italy is in full communion with Bulgarian Alternative Synod, [[Montenegrin Orthodox Church]], [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchate]], [[Macedonian Orthodox Church]], and some small churches.
  
 
==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)]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Orthodox_Church_in_Italy History of the 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]
  
 
[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
 
[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
 
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]
 
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]

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The Orthodox Church in Italy (Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia) is under the jurisdiction of Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili, a leader of Greek Old Calendarists movement.

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 is a former Roman Catholic priest.

In 1993, the church joined the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and in 1995 Bp. Antonio was enthroned as Bishop of Ravenna and Italy. After 1997, the Orthodox Church in Italy remained linked with Patr. Pimen's Bulgarian Alternative Synod and Bp. Antonio was elevated to Metropolitan of Ravenna and Italy. During that year, the Orthodox Church in Italy was recognized as an autonomous church, and Metr. Antonio became a full member of Pimen's Holy Synod. The Orthodox Church in Italy is in full communion with Bulgarian Alternative Synod, Montenegrin Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchate, Macedonian Orthodox Church, and some small churches.

External links

See also

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