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The '''Metropolis of Attica''' is under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Greece]]. In 2010, the metropolis was divided into three metropolises of which the Metropolis of Attica retained five of the original eleven Metropolitan Regions.  
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The '''Metropolis of Attica''' is a former metropolis under the [[jurisdiction]] of the [[Church of Greece]]. In 2010, the metropolis was abolished and divided into two metropolises, [[Metropolis of Kifissia, Amaroussion and Oropos]] and [[Metropolis of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis]]. It was originally part of the Metropolis of Attica and Megaridos.
  
==Metropolitan of Attica==
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==History==
The throne of this metropolis has been vacant since 2005, when the former Metropolitan Panteleimon was [deposition|deposed]] by the [[Synod]] amid charges of financial and sexual scandal.<ref>[http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/feb/19/religion.uk "Sex and fraud woe for Greek church"] from ''The Guardian'', [[February 19]], 2005.</ref> Metropolitan Ierotheos of Limnos has since been reported to be interested in seeking a transfer to Attica.{{citation}}
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The Metropolis of Attica was established as the Metropolis of Attica and Megaridos in 1936. In 1968, Abp. [[Demetrios (Trakatellis) of America|Demitrios (Trakatellis)]], now Archbishop of America, was elected Metropolitan of Attica and Megaridos, but refused the election because a military junta was ruling Greece at that time. In 1974, the Metropolis was divided into three metropolises of which one was designated the Metropolis of Attica with its [[see]] in Kifissia. The others were the [[Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki]] with its see in Spata and the [[Metropolis of Megara and Salamis]] with its see in Megara.
  
==Regions==
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In 2004, the [[Holy Synod]] of the Church of Greece appointed Metr. [[Nicholas (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia|Nicholas]] of Mesogaias and Lavreotiki as [[vicar]] of the Metropolis of Attica  
In 2010, the Metropolis of Attica was divided forming two new Metropolises, the [[Metropolis of Kifissia, Amaroussion and Oropos]] and the [[Metropolis of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis]], in addition to the Metropolis of Attica. The remaining regions in the Metropolis of Attica are:
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Ekali]] Athens
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On [[February 16]], 2010, following a decision of the [[Holy Synod]], the Metropolis of Attica was abolished. The territory of the former metropolis was divided into two new metropolises, the Metropolis of Kifissia, Amaroussion and Oropos and the Metropolis of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis. <ref>Government Gazette (Gazette 21, 16.02.2010, vol) Law 3822/2010</ref>
#[[Metropolitan Region of Metamorphossis]]  
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Ano Liosia]] West Attica
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Kamatero]]
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Nea Makri-Marathon]] East Attica
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==Monasteries==
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The see of the Metropolis of Attica became vacant when its former Metropolitan Panteleimon was [[deposition|deposed]] by the [[Synod]] amid charges of financial and sexual scandal.<ref>[http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/feb/19/religion.uk "Sex and fraud woe for Greek church"] From ''The Guardian'', [[February 19]], 2005.</ref> 
'''Male Monasteries'''
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#The Holy Cenobitic Monastery of Paraklitou ([[w:Oropos|Oropos]], [[w:East Attica|East Attica]]), with a [[chapel]] dedicated to [[Panagia Portaitissa]].
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'''Female Convents'''
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==Ruling hierarchs==
#The Holy Monastery of the Dormition of the Theotokos "Kleiston" (Phyli, Attica)
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===Metropolis of Attica and Megaridos===
#The Holy Monastery of the Nativity of the Virgin "Dardiza" ([[w:Ano Liosia|Ano Liosia]], [[w:West Attica|West Attica]])
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*[[Iakovos III (Vavanatsos) of Athens|Iakovas (Vavanatsos)]] 1936 - 1962, 1962 - 1967  (Iakovos III Archbishop of Athens 1962)
#The Holy Monastery of St. Philothei ([[w:Ekali|Ekali]], [[w:Athens|Athens]])
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*Nicodemus (Gkatziroulis) 1967 - 1974
#The Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity (Mati, Attica)
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===Metropolis of Attica===
#The Holy Monastery of St. Thedosius the Cenobite (Agios Stephanos, Attica), the monastery celebrates [[January 11]].
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*Dorotheus (Giannaropoulos)   1974 - 1992
#The Holy Monastery of St. Panteleimon Rapentosis (Dionysus, Attica), the monastery celebrates [[July 27]].
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*[[Panteleimon (Mpezenitis) of Attica|Panteleimon (Mpezenitis)]]   1994 - 2004
#The Holy [[Monastery of Panagia Phaneromeni (Lefkada)|Monastery of Panagia Phaneromeni]] ([[w:Lefkada|Lefkada]], [[w:West Attica|West Attica]])
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*[[Nicholas (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia|Nicholas (Hatzinikolaou)]]   2004 - 2010
  
==Spiritual Centres==
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==References==
#Spiritual Center of St. George ([[w:Kamatero|Kamatero]])
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<references />
#Spiritual Center of St. Constantine and Helen ([[w:Nea Makri|Nea Makri]])
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==Local Saints==
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==Sources==
* St. [[Irene Chrysovalantou]] ([[July 25]])
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*[http://www.imkifissias.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=100&Itemid=75&lang=el  Metropolis of Kifissia, Amaroussion and Oropos site] In Greek 
* St. [[Bessarion of Larissa]] ([[September 15]])
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*[http://goarch.org/news/goa.news422  Ecumenical Patriarchate Elects Metropolitan Demetrios of Vresthena (Greece) New Archbishop for America]
 
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==Reference==
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<references />
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==External links==
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==External link==
 
*[[Wikipedia: Church_of_Greece]]
 
*[[Wikipedia: Church_of_Greece]]
  
 
[[Category:Dioceses|Attica]]
 
[[Category:Dioceses|Attica]]
 
[[Category:Greek Dioceses|Attica]]
 
[[Category:Greek Dioceses|Attica]]

Latest revision as of 17:19, October 22, 2012

The Metropolis of Attica is a former metropolis under the jurisdiction of the Church of Greece. In 2010, the metropolis was abolished and divided into two metropolises, Metropolis of Kifissia, Amaroussion and Oropos and Metropolis of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis. It was originally part of the Metropolis of Attica and Megaridos.

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History

The Metropolis of Attica was established as the Metropolis of Attica and Megaridos in 1936. In 1968, Abp. Demitrios (Trakatellis), now Archbishop of America, was elected Metropolitan of Attica and Megaridos, but refused the election because a military junta was ruling Greece at that time. In 1974, the Metropolis was divided into three metropolises of which one was designated the Metropolis of Attica with its see in Kifissia. The others were the Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki with its see in Spata and the Metropolis of Megara and Salamis with its see in Megara.

In 2004, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece appointed Metr. Nicholas of Mesogaias and Lavreotiki as vicar of the Metropolis of Attica

On February 16, 2010, following a decision of the Holy Synod, the Metropolis of Attica was abolished. The territory of the former metropolis was divided into two new metropolises, the Metropolis of Kifissia, Amaroussion and Oropos and the Metropolis of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis. [1]

The see of the Metropolis of Attica became vacant when its former Metropolitan Panteleimon was deposed by the Synod amid charges of financial and sexual scandal.[2]

Ruling hierarchs

Metropolis of Attica and Megaridos

  • Iakovas (Vavanatsos) 1936 - 1962, 1962 - 1967 (Iakovos III Archbishop of Athens 1962)
  • Nicodemus (Gkatziroulis) 1967 - 1974

Metropolis of Attica

References

  1. Government Gazette (Gazette 21, 16.02.2010, vol) Law 3822/2010
  2. "Sex and fraud woe for Greek church" From The Guardian, February 19, 2005.

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