List of autocephalous and autonomous churches

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*[[Church of China]] (virtually non-existent)
 
*[[Church of China]] (virtually non-existent)
 
*[[Church of Ukraine]]
 
*[[Church of Ukraine]]
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==Formerly independent churches==
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These churches were either formerly autocephalous or autonomous, or in some cases no longer exist.
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*[[Church of Carthage]]
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*[[Church of Latvia]]
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*[[Church of Lithuania]]
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==Unrecognized independent churches==
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The following churches are variously unrecognized by the mainstream churches as independent and/or canonical.
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*[[Church of Ukraine (Kiev Patriarchate)]]
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*[[Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church]]
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*[[Macedonian Orthodox Church]]
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*[[Montenegrin Orthodox Church]]
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*[[Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church]]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 04:56, 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

Formerly independent churches

These churches were either formerly autocephalous or autonomous, or in some cases no longer exist.

Unrecognized independent churches

The following churches are variously unrecognized by the mainstream churches as independent and/or canonical.

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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