Metropolis of Aitolia and Akarnania
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The Metropolis of Aitolia and Acarnania, also known as Aitoloakarnania (Gr: Αιτωλοακαρνανία), is the largest Metropolis under the jurisdiction of the Church of Greece; it is a combination of the Aetolia and Acarnania prefectures located in the western part of Greece. This Metropolis was founded in its modern form from 1922.
- His Eminence Metropolitan Porfyrios (1833-1838)
- His Eminence Metropolitan Ioerotheos (Aristarhos) (1841-1852)
- His Eminence Metropolitan Theofilos (Blahopapadopoulos) (1852-1862)
- His Eminence Metropolitan Parthenios (Akylas) (1892-1914)*
- His Eminence Metropolitan Konstantinos (Konstantinidis) (1922-1934)
- His Eminence Metropolitan Ierotheos (Paraskevopoulos( (1934-1961)
- His Eminence Metropolitan Theoklitos (Arvanitis) (1934-1961)
- His Eminence Metropolitan Kosmas (Papachristos) of Aitolia and Akarnania - born in 1945 in the suburb of Skoutesiada of Agrinio of the Aetolia-Acarnania prefecture of Greece. He was elected as Metropolitan October 8 and consecrated October 11, 2005.
The Metropolis is a combination of 212 local churches and 582 small chapels. There are 15 monasteries in total.
- The Holy Monastery of St. Eleousa ([[w:Messolonghi|Messolonghi, Aetolia)
- The Holy Monastery of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary (Myerta, Aetolia))
- The Holy Monastery of the Birth of the Theotokos in Retha
- The Holy Monastery of St. George (Astakos, Aetolia)
- The Holy Monastery of the Birth of the Theotokos, in Romvos
- The Holy Monastery of the Birth of the Theotokos in Katerinous
- The Holy Monastery of the Birth of Theotokos in Ligovitsi
- The Holy Monastery of St. Symeon (Messolongi, Aetolia)
- The Holy Monastery of the Pantokrator "Almighty" (Angelokastro, Aetolia)
- The Holy Monastery of St. Kosmas the Aitolian - Building under construction 2007-2008.
Local Saints or feasts
- St. Kosmas the Aitolian (1714-1779), commemorated August 24.
- St. Spyridon of Mesologgi
- St. Christoforos of Agrinio
- St. Athanasios of Amphilohias
- Holy new-Martyr John of Agrinio
- St. Vlasios of Sklaveni
- Drosinio Orphanage
- Sevilion Home for the Aged
- Kosmas o Etolos (St. Kosmas from Etolia) monthly periodical
- Church of Greece Website (Greek and English)