List of autocephalous and autonomous churches

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*[[Church of Sinai]]
 
*[[Church of Sinai]]
 
*[[Church of Finland]]
 
*[[Church of Finland]]
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*[[Church of Estonia]] (autonomy recognized by Constantinople but not Moscow)
 
*[[Church of Japan]]
 
*[[Church of Japan]]
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*[[Church of China]] (virtually non-existent)
 
*[[Church of Ukraine]]
 
*[[Church of Ukraine]]
  

Revision as of 04:20, July 6, 2005

The autocephalous and autonomous Orthodox churches are those churches which have self-government.

There is not currently unanimous agreement on which churches are autoephalous or autonomous. There is, however, an order which is followed in international Inter-Orthodox gatherings, which is included here first. There is an expanded order which is recognized by some churches, most notably the Church of Russia and its dependencies and historical daughter churches. Despite the disagreement on which churches have autocephalous or autonomous status, all these churches maintain full communion with one another.

Contents

Inter-Orthodox order

Autocephalous churches

Autonomous churches

Expanded order

Autocephalous churches

Autonomous churches

See also

Sources

  • Fitzgerald, Thomas E. The Orthodox Church. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1998, p. 151.
  • World Orthodox Churches, from the OCA website
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