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A '''diaspora''' is a scattering of a people from their original homeland, or the new community formed by such a people.
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A '''diaspora''' is a scattering of a people from their original homeland, or the new community formed by such a people.  ''Diaspora'' can also refer geographically to those areas of the world where Orthodox Christians live, but are outside the canonically defined territories agreed upon as belonging to an [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] or [[autonomy|autonomous]] Orthodox church.
  
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Some Orthodox peoples living in the West believe that they are living as dispersed peoples, as specific national and ecclesial "diasporas."  The Church teaches that Christians, in full communion in faith, love, and sacramental life, should be at home in the [[One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church]] in the new land in which they find themselves.  The notion of a diaspora of Orthodox Christians is seen by many as an obstacle to jurisdictional unity throughout areas as yet canonically undefined.   
Some Eastern Orthodox peoples living in the West believe that they are living as dispersed peoples. Or, to be precise, as specific national and ecclesial "diasporas."  The Church teaches that Christians, in full communion in faith, love, and sacramental life, should be at home in the [[One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church]] in the new land in which they find themselves.  The notion of a diaspora of Orthodox Christians is seen, by many, as an obstacle to jurisdictional unity in North America.   
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Orthodox Church in America]]
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*[[Orthodoxy in Australasia]]
  
 
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*[http://jacwell.org/Fall_2003/are_we_living_in_diaspora.htm Are We Living in Diaspora?] by Archbishop [[Peter (L'Huillier) of New York|Peter (L'Huillier) ]]
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*[http://jacwell.org/Fall_2003/are_we_living_in_diaspora.htm Are We Living in Diaspora?], by Archbishop [[Peter (L'Huillier) of New York|Peter (L'Huillier)]]
*[http://www.oca.org/Docs.asp?ID=138 Orthodoxy in America: Diaspora or Church?] by Very Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky
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*[http://www.oca.org/Docs.asp?ID=138 Orthodoxy in America: Diaspora or Church?,] by Very Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky
*[http://www.antiochian.org/wordhtml/200411_19.html "In the Diaspora"] by Metropolitan Maximos, published in ''The Word'', November 2004 ([[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian]])
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*[http://www.antiochian.org/wordhtml/200411_19.html "In the Diaspora"], by Metropolitan Maximos, published in ''The Word'', November 2004 ([[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian]])
  
 
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Revision as of 13:21, June 3, 2006

A diaspora is a scattering of a people from their original homeland, or the new community formed by such a people. Diaspora can also refer geographically to those areas of the world where Orthodox Christians live, but are outside the canonically defined territories agreed upon as belonging to an autocephalous or autonomous Orthodox church.

Some Orthodox peoples living in the West believe that they are living as dispersed peoples, as specific national and ecclesial "diasporas." The Church teaches that Christians, in full communion in faith, love, and sacramental life, should be at home in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church in the new land in which they find themselves. The notion of a diaspora of Orthodox Christians is seen by many as an obstacle to jurisdictional unity throughout areas as yet canonically undefined.

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