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The [[Holy Synod in Resistance]] or [[True Orthodox Church of Greece]], also called the "[[cyprianites]]" are a resistance, Old Calendar Synod, which separated from the [[Church of Greece]], regarding the latter as being in error.
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The '''Holy Synod in Resistance''' or '''True Orthodox Church of Greece''', also called the '''Cyprianites''' are a resistance, [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendar]] Synod, which separated from the [[Church of Greece]], regarding the latter as being in error.
  
  
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
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In 1979, a [[schism]] occurred in the Synod of the so-called [[Florinites]] or [[Church of Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece]] (GOC). Metropolitan [[Callistos of Corinth]] and Metropolitan Anthony disagreed with the 1974 Declaration by Archbishop Auxentius, which declared that the new-calendar [[Church of Greece]] has no grace. Callistos and Anthony [[odrination|ordained]] eight other [[bishop]]s, declared Auxentius to be deposed, and registered their Synod as the [[Church of Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece]](GOC, so-called "Callistoites").
  
In 1979, a [[schism]] occurred in the Synod of the so-called "[[florinites]]" or [[Church of Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece]] (GOC). [[Metropolitan Callistos]] of Corinth and Metropolitan Anthony disagreed with the 1974 Declaration by [[Archbishop Auxentius]], which declared that the new-calendar [[Church of Greece]] has no grace. Callistos and Anthony [[ordained]] eight other bishops, declared [[Auxentius]] to be deposed, and registered their Synod as the [[Church of Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece]](GOC, so-called "callistoites").
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In 1980, the Synod entered into communion with the Synod of the [[Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania]]. However, in 1983, the Synod disintegrated. Metropolitan Callistos quit the Synod, Bishop Maximos and two others returned to the Florinites and the other bishops joined the synod of the True Orthodox Church of Greece (so-called "Gerontiites").
In 1980, the Synod entered into communion with the Synod of the [[True (Old Calendar) Orthodox Church of Romania]]. However, in 1983, the Synod disintegrated. [[Metropolitan Callistos]] quit the Synod, Bishop Maximos and two others returned to the [[florinites]] and the other bishops joined the Synod of the [[True Orthodox Church of Greece]] (so-called "[[gerontiites]]").
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Two members of the disintegrated Synod, bishops [[Cyprian of Fili]] and Giovanni of Sicilly organized the [[Holy Synod in Resistance]].
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Two members of the disintegrated Synod, bishops [[Cyprian of Fili]] and Giovanni of Sicily organized the Holy Synod in Resistance.
  
 
== Ecclesiology ==
 
== Ecclesiology ==
Unlike the other [[Old Calendar]] Greek jurisdictions, the [[Holy Synod in Resistance]] has a markedly distinct [[ecclesiology]]. While opposed to [[Ecumenism]] and the [[New Calendar]], the Synod maintains that the 1974 Declaration was an error, and that the [[Church of Greece]] and other [[New Calendar]] jurisdictions have grace, despite the [[anathema]] against the [[New Calendar]] issued in the [[Sigillion of 1583]]. To support this view, the Synod points to the views expressed by the father of Greek Old-Calendarism, [[Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina]].
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Unlike the other [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendarist]] Greek jurisdictions, the Holy Synod in Resistance has a markedly distinct [[ecclesiology]]. While opposed to [[ecumenism]] and the [[New Calendar]], the Synod maintains that the 1974 Declaration was an error, and that the [[Church of Greece]] and other [[New Calendar]] jurisdictions have grace, despite the [[anathema]] against the [[New Calendar]] issued in the [[Sigillion of 1583]]. To support this view, the Synod points to the views expressed by the father of Greek Old-Calendarism, Metropolitan [[Chrysostomos of Florina]].
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==Status==
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Since 1994, the Synod has been in full communion with the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] (ROCOR), though relations have cooled recently because of the recent negotiations between ROCOR and the [[Church of Russia]].  The Synod also maintains communion with the [[Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania]] (Synod of Metropolitan Vlasie). In 1993, the Synod ordained, and maintains communion with, Bishop Photii of the [[Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Bulgaria]].
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==Structure==
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The Synod has five [[diocese]]s, including the Metropolis of Oropos and Fili, the Archdiocese of Etna (California), the Diocese of Sydney and New South Wales, the Diocese of Nora (Italy), and the Diocese of Luni (Italy).  There are also missions in Austria, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Georgia, South Ossetia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and South Africa.
  
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Serving and praying in the Synod's parishes, missions, and monasteries are 74 [[priest]]s (including 17 [[hieromonk]]s and 57 married priests), 15 [[deacon]]s, 43 [[monk]]s and 60 nuns.
  
== Status ==
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There is also one publication house, the [http://users.sisqtel.net/sgpm/ctos/ Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies].
Since 1994, the Synod has been in full communion with the Russian Orthodox Church outside Russia ([[ROCOR]]), though relations have cooled recently because of the recent negotiations between ROCOR and the [[Church of Russia]]. The Synod also maintains communion with the [[True (Old Calendar) Orthodox Church of Romania]] (Synod of Metropolitan Vlasie). In 1993, the Synod [[ordained]], and maintains communion with, Bishop Photii of the [[True (Old Calendar) Orthodox Church of Bulgaria]].
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== Hierarchs ==
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==External links ==
[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=1 Cyprian, Metropolitan of Oropos and Fili, President of the Holy Synod in Resistance]<BR>
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/ Official Website]
[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=3 Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Etna (California), Member of the Synod]<BR>
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*[http://users.sisqtel.net/sgpm/ctos/ Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies (Etna, CA)]
[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=4 Chrysostomos, Bishop of Sydney and New South Wales, Member of the Synod]<BR>
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*[http://users.sisqtel.net/cse/ Convent of Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr (Etna, CA)]
[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=5 Michael, Bishop of Nora (Sardinia), Member of the Synod]<BR>
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[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=12 Silvano, Bishop of Luni (Italy), Member of the Synod]<BR>
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[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=7 Chrysostomos, Bishop of Christianoupolis]<BR>
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[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=8 Auxentios, Bishop of Photiki]<BR>
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[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=9 Ambrose, Bishop of Methone]<BR>
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[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=10 Symeon, Bishop of Lakedaimonia ]<BR>
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[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=11 Johannes, Bishop of Makarioupolis, Assistant for Missions in Sweden]
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== Parishes and Missions ==
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=== Hierarchs ===
Clergy and Monastics: Priests: 74; Hieromonks: 17; Married Priests: 57; Deacons: 15; Monks: 43; Nuns: 60.<bR><BR>
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=1 Cyprian, Metropolitan of Oropos and Fili, President of the Holy Synod in Resistance]
Dioceses:
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=3 Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Etna (California), Member of the Synod]
Metropolis of Oropos and Fili; Archdiocese of Etna (California); Diocese of Sydney and New South Wales; Diocese of Nora (Italy); Diocese of Luni (Italy)<BR><BR>
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=4 Chrysostomos, Bishop of Sydney and New South Wales, Member of the Synod]
Missions:
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=5 Michael, Bishop of Nora (Sardinia), Member of the Synod]
Austria, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Georgia, South Ossetia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and South Africa<BR><BR>
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=12 Silvano, Bishop of Luni (Italy), Member of the Synod]
Publication Houses:
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=7 Chrysostomos, Bishop of Christianoupolis]
[http://users.sisqtel.net/sgpm/ctos/ Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies]
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=8 Auxentios, Bishop of Photiki]
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=9 Ambrose, Bishop of Methone]
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=10 Symeon, Bishop of Lakedaimonia]
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*[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/Dioikisi_en/ierarxiaenb.asp?id=11 Johannes, Bishop of Makarioupolis, Assistant for Missions in Sweden]
  
== Links ==
 
  
[http://www.synodinresistance.gr/ Official Website]
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[[Category:Jurisdictions]]
[http://users.sisqtel.net/sgpm/ctos/ Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies (Etna, CA)]
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[http://users.sisqtel.net/cse/ Convent of Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr (Etna, CA)]
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Revision as of 17:31, February 26, 2005

The Holy Synod in Resistance or True Orthodox Church of Greece, also called the Cyprianites are a resistance, Old Calendar Synod, which separated from the Church of Greece, regarding the latter as being in error.


Contents

History

In 1979, a schism occurred in the Synod of the so-called Florinites or Church of Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece (GOC). Metropolitan Callistos of Corinth and Metropolitan Anthony disagreed with the 1974 Declaration by Archbishop Auxentius, which declared that the new-calendar Church of Greece has no grace. Callistos and Anthony ordained eight other bishops, declared Auxentius to be deposed, and registered their Synod as the Church of Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece(GOC, so-called "Callistoites").

In 1980, the Synod entered into communion with the Synod of the Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania. However, in 1983, the Synod disintegrated. Metropolitan Callistos quit the Synod, Bishop Maximos and two others returned to the Florinites and the other bishops joined the synod of the True Orthodox Church of Greece (so-called "Gerontiites").

Two members of the disintegrated Synod, bishops Cyprian of Fili and Giovanni of Sicily organized the Holy Synod in Resistance.

Ecclesiology

Unlike the other Old Calendarist Greek jurisdictions, the Holy Synod in Resistance has a markedly distinct ecclesiology. While opposed to ecumenism and the New Calendar, the Synod maintains that the 1974 Declaration was an error, and that the Church of Greece and other New Calendar jurisdictions have grace, despite the anathema against the New Calendar issued in the Sigillion of 1583. To support this view, the Synod points to the views expressed by the father of Greek Old-Calendarism, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina.

Status

Since 1994, the Synod has been in full communion with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR), though relations have cooled recently because of the recent negotiations between ROCOR and the Church of Russia. The Synod also maintains communion with the Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania (Synod of Metropolitan Vlasie). In 1993, the Synod ordained, and maintains communion with, Bishop Photii of the Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Bulgaria.

Structure

The Synod has five dioceses, including the Metropolis of Oropos and Fili, the Archdiocese of Etna (California), the Diocese of Sydney and New South Wales, the Diocese of Nora (Italy), and the Diocese of Luni (Italy). There are also missions in Austria, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Georgia, South Ossetia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Uganda, and South Africa.

Serving and praying in the Synod's parishes, missions, and monasteries are 74 priests (including 17 hieromonks and 57 married priests), 15 deacons, 43 monks and 60 nuns.

There is also one publication house, the Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies.

External links

Hierarchs

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