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The '''structure of the [[Church of Greece]]''' is composed unique in that it does not included all the area of the nation of Greece within its [[Archdiocese jurisdiction]]. The Orthodox ecclesiastical structure in the nation of Greece reflects the secular political actions during the formation of the nation of Greece beginning from its establishment in the second decade of the nineteenth century. The Church of Greece was formed after a portion of the present day nation won its independence from the [[Ottoman empire]] in the 1820s and received [[Autocephaly|autocephalous]] status from the [[Church of Constantinople]] in the mid 1800s. This area included the southern part of the peninsula of Greece consisting mainly of the Peloponnese peninsula and included Athensand Attica and some of the Greek islands. Following the Balkan Wars in the first decades of the twentieth century, Greece grew, adding to the nation of Greece the territories in Epirus, Macedonia, and Thrace, referred to as the New Lands, many of the islands in the Aegean Sea, and the island of Crete. However, ecclesiastical jurisdiction over most of these territories remained with the Church of Constantinople. Following World War II, the Dodecanese Islands in the southern part of the Aegean Sea also became part of the nation of Greece but ecclesiastically remained under the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople.[[File:ChurchInGreece.png| right|thumb|200px|Jurisdictional divisions of the Orthodox Church in Greece-Crete (Constantinople also has jurisdiction over Heraklion)]] During the period following World War I, agreements were reached among the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Church of Greece, and 66 metropolisesthe Government of Greece concerning the News Lands in which the New Lands remained within the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople but de facto were made part of the Church of Greece for administration under an agreement between the churches of Athens and Constantinople and under which the Ecumenical Patriarch is commemorated. <ref>[http://www.ec-patr.org/docdisplay.php?lang=en&id=290&tla=en Commemoration of the Name of the Bishop during the Divine Liturgy]</ref>Thus, the structure of the Orthodox Church within the nation of Greece is divided into three categories: *that part fully under the jurisdiction of the Church of Greece as the '''Archdiocese of Athens''', *that part consisting of the New Lands that is jurisdictionally under the Ecumenical Patriarchate but administered as part of the Archdiocese of Athens, and *that part, Crete and the Dodecanese Islands, that is fully under the jurisdiction and administration of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
'''[[Archdiocese of Athens]]'''
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*[[Metropolis of Aitolia and Akarnania]]
*[[Metropolis of Alexandroupolis, Traianoupolis and Samothrace]]
*[[Metropolis of Argolida]]
*[[Metropolis of Arta]]
*[[Metropolis of Attica]]
*[[Metropolis of Chalkida]]
*[[Metropolis of Glyfada]]
*[[Metropolis of Gortyna and Megalopolis]]
*[[Metropolis of Goumenissa, Axioupolis and Polykastron]]
*[[Metropolis of Grevena]]
*[[Metropolis of Gytheion and Oetylos]]
*[[Metropolis of Hydra, Spetses and Aegina]]
*[[Metropolis of IerissosIlion, Agion Oros Acharnes and ArdamerionPetroupolis]]*[[Metropolis of Kaisariani, Vyrona Vyron and ImittosYmittos]]*[[Metropolis of Kalavryta and AigialiaAigialeia]]
*[[Metropolis of Karpenision]]
 
 
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*[[Metropolis of Karystia and Skyros]]
*[[Metropolis of Kassandreia]]
*[[Metropolis of Kastoria]]
*[[Metropolis of Kefalonia]]
*[[Metropolis of KitrosKifissia, Katerini Amaroussion and PlatamonaOropos]]
*[[Metropolis of Korinthos]]
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*[[Metropolis of Kythira]]
*[[Metropolis of Larisa and Tyrnavos]]
*[[Metropolis of Lefkas and Ithaca]]
*[[Metropolis of LemnosMani]]
*[[Metropolis of Mantinia and Kynouria]]
*[[Metropolis of Maroneia and Komotini]]
*[[Metropolis of Megara and Salamis]]
*[[Metropolis of Mesogea Mesogaia and Lavreotiki]]*[[Metropolis of Messinia]]*[[Metropolis of MithimnaMessenia]]
*[[Metropolis of Monemvasia and Sparta]]
*[[Metropolis of Mytilene]]  | align="left" valign="top"|
*[[Metropolis of Nafpaktos]]
*[[Metropolis of New Ionia and Philadelphia]]
*[[Metropolis of New Smyrna]]
*[[Metropolis of Nikaia|Metropolis of Nicea]]
*[[Metropolis of Paronaxia]]
*[[Metropolis of Stagoi and Meteora]]
*[[Metropolis of Syros, Tinos, Andros, Kea, and Milos]]
*[[Metropolis of Thebes and Levadeia]]
*[[Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala]]
*[[Metropolis of Thera, Amorgos, and Nisoi]]
*[[Metropolis of Triphylia and Olympia]]
*[[Metropolis of Trikki and Stagoi]]
*[[Metropolis of Zakynthos and Strofades]]
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Metropolises of the New Lands in Greece that are within the [[jurisdiction]] of the Church of Constantinople but de facto are administered for practical reasons as part of the Church of Greece under an agreement between the churches of Athens and Constantinople:
 
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*[[Metropolis of Alexandroupolis, Traianoupolis and Samothrace]]
*[[Metropolis of Chios]]
*[[Metropolis of Didymotichon, Orestias and Soufli]]
*[[Metropolis of Drama]]
*[[Metropolis of Dryinoupolis, Pogoniani and Konitsa]]
*[[Metropolis of Edessa and Pella]]
*[[Metropolis of Eleytheroupolis]]
*[[Metropolis of Elassona]]
*[[Metropolis of Filippoi, Neapolis and Thasos]]
*[[Metropolis of Florina, Prespai, and Eordaia]]
*[[Metropolis of Goumenissa, Axioupolis and Polykastron]]
*[[Metropolis of Grevena]]
*[[Metropolis of Ierissos, Agion Oros and Ardamerion]]
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*[[Metropolis of Ioannina]]
*[[Metropolis of Kassandreia]]
*[[Metropolis of Kastoria]]
*[[Metropolis of Kitros, Katerini, and Platamon]]
*[[Metropolis of Lagkada]]
*[[Metropolis of Lemnos and St. Eustratius]]
*[[Metropolis of Maroneia and Komotini]]
*[[Metropolis of Mithymna]]
*[[Metropolis of Mytiline]]
*[[Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis]]
*[[Metropolis of Nea Ionia and Philadelphia]]
*[[Metropolis of Nea Krini and Kalamaria]]
*[[Metropolis of Nea Smyrni]]
*[[Metropolis of Nicea]]
*[[Metropolis of Nikopolis and Preveza]]
*[[Metropolis of Paramythia]]
*[[Metropolis of Paronaxia]]
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*[[Metropolis of PatraNikopolis and Preveza]]*[[Metropolis of Peiraeus]]*[[Metropolis of PeristeriParamythia, Philiata, Geromerion, and Parga]]
*[[Metropolis of Polyani and Kilkis]]
*[[Metropolis of Samos and Ikaria]]
*[[Metropolis of Sidirokastron]]
*[[Metropolis of Sisanio and Siatista]]
*[[Metropolis of Stages and Meteora]]*[[Metropolis of Syros, Tinos, Andros, Kea, and Milos]]*[[Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala]]*[[Metropolis of Thessaloniki]]*[[Metropolis of Theva and Levadeia]]*[[Metropolis of Thera, Amorgos and Islands]]*[[Metropolis of Trifylia and Olympia]]*[[Metropolis of Trikala and StagesThessalonica]]
*[[Metropolis of Veria and Naousa]]
*[[Metropolis of Xanthi]]
*[[Metropolis of Zakynthos Zichna and Strofades]]*[[Metropolis of Zihni and NevrokopioNevrokopion]]
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Metropolises of the New Lands in Greece that are within the [[jurisdiction]] of the Church of Constantinople but de facto are administered for practical reasons as part of the Church of Greece under an agreement between the churches of Athens and Constantinople:==Reference== *[[Metropolis of Filippoi, Neapolis and Thasos]]*[[Metropolis of Ioannina]]*[[Metropolis of Lagkada]]*[[Metropolis of Mytiline]]<references/>
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