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 in 1935 broke from the [[Church of Greece]] over the use 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]]. Its current [[primate]] is Archbishop Chrysostomos II (Kiousis) of Athens and All Greece.
  
 
==Primates (1935-present)==
 
==Primates (1935-present)==
 
*Metropolitan Germanos of Demetrias (1935-1943)
 
*Metropolitan Germanos of Demetrias (1935-1943)
 
*Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina (1943-1955)
 
*Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina (1943-1955)
*Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)
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*Archbishop Akakios of Talantion (1960-1963)
 
*Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
 
*Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
 
*Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-present)
 
*Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-present)
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*Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens
 
*Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens
 
*Metropolitan Akakios of Diavlia
 
*Metropolitan Akakios of Diavlia
*Metropolitan Athanasios of Larisa
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*Metropolitan Athanasios of Larissa
*Metropolitan Maximos of Demetrias
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*Metropolitan Maximos of Thessalonica
 
*Metropolitan Kallinikos of Achaia
 
*Metropolitan Kallinikos of Achaia
 
*Metropolitan Justin of Evripos
 
*Metropolitan Justin of Evripos

Revision as of 10:00, June 26, 2010

The Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece is an Old Calendarist Church which in 1935 broke from the Church of Greece over the use 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. Its current primate is Archbishop Chrysostomos II (Kiousis) of Athens and All Greece.

Primates (1935-present)

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

Current hierarchs

  • Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens
  • Metropolitan Akakios of Diavlia
  • Metropolitan Athanasios of Larissa
  • Metropolitan Maximos of Thessalonica
  • Metropolitan Kallinikos of Achaia
  • Metropolitan Justin of Evripos
  • Metropolitan Pavlos of America
  • Metropolitan Gerontios of Peiraeus
  • Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica
  • Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis
  • Bishop Theodosios of Vresthena
  • Bishop Photios of Marathon
  • Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis
  • Metropolitan Spyridon of Australia (retired)

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