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The '''Metropolis of Attica''' is under the jurisdiction of the [[Church of Greece]]. It is divided into eleven regions with a total of 106 parish churches, 50 chapels, 160 country chapels, 40 private chapels, 12 monastery churches and 7 [[metochion|metochia]]. <ref> [http://www.i-m-attikis.gr/html/en/mainpage/mainen.htm Official Website in English] </ref>
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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 ousted 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}} The church is awaiting a decision by the newly enthroned Archbishop [[Ieronymos II (Liapis) of Athens|Ieronymos of Athens]].
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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  
#[[Metropolitan Region of Kifissia]] Athens
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Ekali]] Athens
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Amaroussion]]
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Metamorphossis]]  
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Acharnes]] East Attica
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Ano Liosia]] West Attica
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Ilion]] Athens
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Petroupoli]] Athens
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Kamatero]]
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Nea Makri-Marathon]] East Attica
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#[[Metropolitan Region of Kapandrete-Oropos]] West Attica
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==Monasteries==
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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>
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'''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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#The Holy Monastery of St. Panteleimon (Mavrosouvala or Kikoupolis, Attica), this is also a ,,Spiritual Theological Centre>>.
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'''Female Convents'''
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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> 
#The Holy Monastery of the Dormition of the Theotokos "Kleiston" (Phyli, Attica)
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#The Holy Monastery of the Nativity of the Virgin "Dardiza" ([[w:Ano Liosia|Ano Liosia]], [[w:West Attica|West Attica]])
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#The Holy Monastery of St. Philothei ([[w:Ekali|Ekali]], [[w:Athens|Athens]])
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#The Holy Monastery of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary (Markopoulo of [[w:Oropos|Oropos]], [[w:East Attica|East Attica]])
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#The Holy Monastery of the Holy Trinity (Mati, Attica)
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#The Holy Monastery of St. Thedosius the Cenobite (Agios Stephanos, Attica), the monastery celebrates [[January 11]].
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#The Holy Monastery of St. Panteleimon Rapentosis (Dionysus, Attica), the monastery celebrates [[July 27]].
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#The Holy [[Monastery of Panagia Phaneromeni (Lefkada)|Monastery of Panagia Phaneromeni]] ([[w:Lefkada|Lefkada]], [[w:West Attica|West Attica]])
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==Spiritual Centres==
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==Ruling hierarchs==
#Spiritual Center of St. George ([[w:Kamatero|Kamatero]])
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===Metropolis of Attica and Megaridos===
#Spiritual Center of St. Constantine and Helen ([[w:Nea Makri|Nea Makri]])
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*[[Iakovos III (Vavanatsos) of Athens|Iakovas (Vavanatsos)]] 1936 - 1962, 1962 - 1967  (Iakovos III Archbishop of Athens 1962)
#Spiritual Center of St. Nektarios ([[w:Kifisia|Kifisia]])
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*Nicodemus (Gkatziroulis)  1967 - 1974
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===Metropolis of Attica===
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*Dorotheus (Giannaropoulos)  1974 - 1992
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*[[Panteleimon (Mpezenitis) of Attica|Panteleimon (Mpezenitis)]]   1994 - 2004
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*[[Nicholas (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia|Nicholas (Hatzinikolaou)]]   2004 - 2010
  
==Local Saints==
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==References==
* St. [[Irene Chrysovalantou]]
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==Reference==
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==External links==
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==Sources==
*[http://www.i-m-attikis.gr/html/en/mainpage/mainen.htm Official Website in English]
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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 
*[http://www.i-m-attikis.gr Official Website in Greek]
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*[http://goarch.org/news/goa.news422  Ecumenical Patriarchate Elects Metropolitan Demetrios of Vresthena (Greece) New Archbishop for America]
  
'''Parishes of the Church of Greece'''
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==External link==
*[http://www.in-agioianargyroi.gr St. Anargyroi of Attika] (Greek)
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*[[Wikipedia: Church_of_Greece]]
  
[[Category:Dioceses]]
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[[Category:Dioceses|Attica]]
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[[Category:Greek Dioceses|Attica]]

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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.

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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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External link

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