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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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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 [[canonical territory|canonically defined territories]] agreed upon as belonging to an [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] or [[autonomy|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 [[jurisdiction]]al unity throughout areas as yet canonically undefined.
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Some Orthodox peoples living in the West believe that they are living as dispersed peoples, as specific national and ecclesiastical "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 [[jurisdiction]]al unity throughout areas as yet canonically undefined.
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==Jurisdictions with parishes in the "diaspora"==
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The following Orthodox [[jurisdiction]]s currently have "diaspora" [[parish]]es, i.e., parishes outside their traditionally defined [[canonical territory]]:
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*[[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople]]
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*[[Church of Antioch|Patriarchate of Antioch]]
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*[[Church of Jerusalem|Patriarchate of Jerusalem]]
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*[[Church of Russia|Patriarchate of Moscow]]
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*[[Church of Serbia|Patriarchate of Serbia]]
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*[[Church of Romania|Patriarchate of Romania]]
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*[[Church of Bulgaria|Patriarchate of Bulgaria]]
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*[[Orthodox Church in America]] (OCA)
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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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]])
 
*[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]])
 
*[http://www.oca.org/news.asp?ID=1013&SID=19 UK diocesan crisis tests Church's mission to all] by Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky
 
*[http://www.oca.org/news.asp?ID=1013&SID=19 UK diocesan crisis tests Church's mission to all] by Archpriest Leonid Kishkovsky
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Revision as of 12:47, May 16, 2007

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 ecclesiastical "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.


Jurisdictions with parishes in the "diaspora"

The following Orthodox jurisdictions currently have "diaspora" parishes, i.e., parishes outside their traditionally defined canonical territory:

See also

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