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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]]. Its current [[primate]] is Archbishop Kallinikos (Sarantopoulos) 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. The North American eparchy is known as the [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Genuine_Greek_Orthodox_Church_of_America Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America].
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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)==
*Metropolitan Germanos of Demetrias (1935-1943)
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* Metropolitan Germanos of Demetrias (1935-1943)
*Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina (1943-1955)
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* Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina (1943-1955)
*Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)
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* Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)
*Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
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* Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
*Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-2010)
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* Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-2010)
*Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens (2010-present)
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* '''Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens (2010-present)'''
  
 
==Current hierarchs==
 
==Current hierarchs==
*Metropolitan Akakios of Diavlia
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===Metropolitans===
*Metropolitan Athanasios of Larissa
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* Akakios of Attica and Diavleia 
*Metropolitan Maximos of Thessalonica
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* Maximos of Thessalonica and Demetrias
*Metropolitan Justin of Evripos
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* Athanasios of Larisa and Platamon
*Metropolitan Pavlos of America
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* Justin of Euripos and Euboia
*Metropolitan Gerontios of Peiraeus
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* Gerontios of Piræus and Salamis
*Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica
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* Chrysostomos of Attica and Boiotia
*Metropolitan Moses of Portland
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* Moses of Toronto
*Bishop Sergios of Loch Lomond
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* Demetrios of America
*Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis
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* Chrysostomos of Etna
*Bishop Theodosios of Vresthena
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* Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle
*Bishop Photios of Marathon
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*Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis
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*Metropolitan Spyridon of Australia (retired)
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==External link==
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===Bishops===
[http://www.ecclesiagoc.gr/ Official website]
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* Gregory of Christianoupolis
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* Photios of Marathon
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* Sergios of Portland
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* Ambrose of Philippi
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* Ambrose of Methone
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* Michael of Nora
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* Silvano of Luni
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* Klemes (Clement) of Gardikion
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* Theodosios of Bresthena (Vresthena)
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* Christodoulos of Theoupolis (Assistant to the Metropolitan of America)
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* Auxentios of Photike (Assistant to the Metropolitan of Etna)
  
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===Retired Hierarchs===
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* Metropolitan Paul (Pavlos) (formerly) of America
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* Bishop Chrysostomos of Christianoupolis
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* Bishop Johannes of Makarioupolis
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* Bishop George (formerly) of Alania
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==External link==
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* [http://www.ecclesiagoc.gr/ Official website]
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* [http://www.hotca.org/ Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America]
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* Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle. [http://www.synodinresistance.org/pdfs/2014/03/20/20140320aAnnouncement.pdf Official Notification: Thursday of the Third Week of the Great Fast, March 7/20, 2014 - The Ecclesiastical Union of the [Church of the] True Orthodox Christians and the Orthodox Community in Resistance]. March 7/20, 2014. 6 pp.
  
 
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[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]

Latest revision as of 07:01, March 22, 2014

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. The North American eparchy is known as the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America.


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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

Metropolitans

  • Akakios of Attica and Diavleia
  • Maximos of Thessalonica and Demetrias
  • Athanasios of Larisa and Platamon
  • Justin of Euripos and Euboia
  • Gerontios of Piræus and Salamis
  • Chrysostomos of Attica and Boiotia
  • Moses of Toronto
  • Demetrios of America
  • Chrysostomos of Etna
  • Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle

Bishops

  • Gregory of Christianoupolis
  • Photios of Marathon
  • Sergios of Portland
  • Ambrose of Philippi
  • Ambrose of Methone
  • Michael of Nora
  • Silvano of Luni
  • Klemes (Clement) of Gardikion
  • Theodosios of Bresthena (Vresthena)
  • Christodoulos of Theoupolis (Assistant to the Metropolitan of America)
  • Auxentios of Photike (Assistant to the Metropolitan of Etna)

Retired Hierarchs

  • Metropolitan Paul (Pavlos) (formerly) of America
  • Bishop Chrysostomos of Christianoupolis
  • Bishop Johannes of Makarioupolis
  • Bishop George (formerly) of Alania

External link

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