Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece

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The '''Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece''' is an [[Old Calendarist]] body which in 1935 broke from the [[Church of Greece]] over the latter's use of the [[Revised Julian Calendar]]. The adoption of the new calendar was viewed as an assault on the ecclesiological beliefs of the Church, which they believe promotes common worship with non-Orthoox and furthers the goals of [[Ecumenism]], while sacrificing liturgical unity among Orthodox Christians. It is not in communion with any of the [[List of autocephalous and autonomous churches|mainstream Orthodox churches]], though it has enjoyed occasional support from mainstream churches which have retained the [[Julian Calendar]].  It also has support from some of the monks of [[Mount Athos]]. Its current [[primate]] is Archbishop Chrysostomos II (Kiousis) of Athens and All Greece.
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The '''Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece''' is an [[Old Calendarist]] Church which severed communion with the [[Church of Greece]] in 1935 over the acceptance of the [[Revised Julian Calendar]]. The adoption of the new calendar was viewed as an abrogation of the Orthodox Church's historical festal unity and a contradiction of Orthodox self-understanding by establishing common worship with non-Orthodox and furthering the goals of [[Ecumenism]], while sacrificing festal unity among the Orthodox Churches. It is not in communion with any of the [[List of autocephalous and autonomous churches|mainstream Orthodox churches]], though it has enjoyed occasional support from mainstream churches which have retained the [[Julian Calendar]].  It also has support from some of the monks of [[Mount Athos]],  including the historical brotherhood of the Monastery of Esphigmenou. Its current [[primate]] is Archbishop Kallinikos (Sarantopoulos) of Athens and All Greece.
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==Organization==
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The Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece is made up of the Archdiocese of Athens, twelve Metropoleis  in Greece, and three overseas Eparchies: America, Australia, and Europe. The [[Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of America| Eparchy of America]] was granted the status of semi-autonomy in 2002, which included the establishment of an Eparchial Synod along with a local Ecclesiastical Tribunal, and is comprised of two Metropoleis (America and Toronto) and two Dioceses (Boston and Portland), whose ruling hierarchs are suffragans of the Metropolitan of America based in New York City.
  
 
==Primates (1935-present)==
 
==Primates (1935-present)==
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*Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)
 
*Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)
 
*Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
 
*Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
*Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-present)
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*Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-2010)
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*Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens (2010-present)
  
 
==Current hierarchs==
 
==Current hierarchs==
*Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens
 
 
*Metropolitan Akakios of Diavlia
 
*Metropolitan Akakios of Diavlia
*Metropolitan Maximos of Demetrias
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*Metropolitan Athanasios of Larissa
*Metropolitan Kallinikos of Achaia
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*Metropolitan Maximos of Thessalonica
 
*Metropolitan Justin of Evripos
 
*Metropolitan Justin of Evripos
 
*Metropolitan Pavlos of America
 
*Metropolitan Pavlos of America
 
*Metropolitan Gerontios of Peiraeus
 
*Metropolitan Gerontios of Peiraeus
 
*Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica
 
*Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica
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*Metropolitan Moses of Toronto
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*Bishop Sergios of Portland
 
*Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis
 
*Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis
 
*Bishop Theodosios of Vresthena
 
*Bishop Theodosios of Vresthena
 
*Bishop Photios of Marathon
 
*Bishop Photios of Marathon
 
*Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis
 
*Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis
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*Bishop Demetrios of Boston
 
*Metropolitan Spyridon of Australia (retired)
 
*Metropolitan Spyridon of Australia (retired)
  

Revision as of 13:29, December 5, 2012

The Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece is an Old Calendarist Church which severed communion with the Church of Greece in 1935 over the acceptance of the Revised Julian Calendar. The adoption of the new calendar was viewed as an abrogation of the Orthodox Church's historical festal unity and a contradiction of Orthodox self-understanding by establishing common worship with non-Orthodox and furthering the goals of Ecumenism, while sacrificing festal unity among the Orthodox Churches. It is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox churches, though it has enjoyed occasional support from mainstream churches which have retained the Julian Calendar. It also has support from some of the monks of Mount Athos, including the historical brotherhood of the Monastery of Esphigmenou. Its current primate is Archbishop Kallinikos (Sarantopoulos) of Athens and All Greece.


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Organization

The Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece is made up of the Archdiocese of Athens, twelve Metropoleis in Greece, and three overseas Eparchies: America, Australia, and Europe. The Eparchy of America was granted the status of semi-autonomy in 2002, which included the establishment of an Eparchial Synod along with a local Ecclesiastical Tribunal, and is comprised of two Metropoleis (America and Toronto) and two Dioceses (Boston and Portland), whose ruling hierarchs are suffragans of the Metropolitan of America based in New York City.

Primates (1935-present)

  • Metropolitan Germanos of Demetrias (1935-1943)
  • Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina (1943-1955)
  • Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)
  • Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
  • Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-2010)
  • Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens (2010-present)

Current hierarchs

  • Metropolitan Akakios of Diavlia
  • Metropolitan Athanasios of Larissa
  • Metropolitan Maximos of Thessalonica
  • Metropolitan Justin of Evripos
  • Metropolitan Pavlos of America
  • Metropolitan Gerontios of Peiraeus
  • Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica
  • Metropolitan Moses of Toronto
  • Bishop Sergios of Portland
  • Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis
  • Bishop Theodosios of Vresthena
  • Bishop Photios of Marathon
  • Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis
  • Bishop Demetrios of Boston
  • Metropolitan Spyridon of Australia (retired)

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