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Holy Synod in Resistance

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The '''Orthodox Church of Greece - Holy Synod in Resistance''', also called the '''Cyprianites''', are were a resistanceresisting, [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendar]] synod which separated were separate from the New Calendar [[Church of Greece]], regarding the latter as being in error.
== Ecclesiology ==
Unlike the other [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendarist]] Greek jurisdictions, the Holy Synod in Resistance has had a markedly distinct [[ecclesiology]]. While opposed to [[ecumenism]] and the [[New Calendar]], the synod maintains maintained that the 1974 declaration was an error and that the [[Church of Greece]] and other [[New Calendar]] jurisdictions have grace, despite the [[anathema]] against the [[New Calendar]] issued in the [[Sigillion of 1583]]. To support this view, the synod points to the views expressed by the father of Greek Old-Calendarism, Metropolitan [[Chrysostomos of Florina]].
From 1994 to early 2006, the synod had been was in full communion with the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia]] (ROCOR), though relations cooled as negotiations took place between ROCOR and the [[Church of Russia]]. In February 2006, the synod severed communion with the ROCOR. The synod continues to maintain communion with the [[Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania]] (Synod of Metropolitan Vlasie). In 1993, the synod Synod ordained, and maintains communion with, Bishop Photii of the [[Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Bulgaria]].
On 17 November 2007 the Synod entered into a published the [ "Memorandum Regarding Principles of Coöperation Between the Greek and Russian Anti-Ecumenists"], which defined its relationship with the self-proclaimed "Provisional Supreme Ecclesiastical Authority of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad" [] under Bishop [[Agafangel (Pashkovsky) of Odessa|Agafangel]], who has had departed into schism from the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]]over its union with the Moscow Patriarchate.
The synod has had five [[diocese]]s, including the Metropolis of Oropos and Fili, the Archdiocese of Etna (California), the Diocese of Sydney and New South Wales, the Diocese of Nora (Italy), and the Diocese of Luni (Italy). There are were also missions in Austria, Sweden, Italy, Czech Republic, Georgia, South Ossetia, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, [[Uganda]], the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Serving and praying in the synod's parishes, missions, and monasteries are were 74 [[priest]]s (including 17 [[hieromonk]]s and 57 married priests), 15 [[deacon]]s, 43 [[monk]]s and 60 nuns.
There is was also one publication house, the [ org Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies]. ==Dissolution==On March 5, 2014, after several years of dialogue, the Synod in Resistance united itself to the [[Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece]] and formally ceased to exist.<ref></ref>
==External links ==
*[ Official Website]
*[ org Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies (Etna, CA)]
*[ Convent of Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr (Etna, CA)]
*[ The Saint Edward Brotherhood (Brookwood, Surrey, UK)]
=== Hierarchs ===
*[ Cyprian, Metropolitan of Oropos and Fili, last President of the Holy Synod in Resistance]*[ Chrysostomos, Archbishop (now Metropolitan) of Etna (California), Member of the Synod]
*[ Chrysostomos, Bishop of Sydney and New South Wales, Member of the Synod]
*[ Michael, Bishop of Nora (Sardinia), Member of the Synod]
*[ Ambrose, Bishop of Methone]
*[ Johannes, Bishop of Makarioupolis, Assistant for Missions in Sweden]
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