The '''Orthodox Church of Greece - Holy Synod in Resistance''', also called the '''Cyprianites''',
are a resistance, [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendar]] synod which separated from the [[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 a markedly distinct [[ecclesiology]]. While opposed to [[ecumenism]] and the [[New Calendar]], the synod maintains 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 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 ordained, and maintains communion with, Bishop Photii of the [[Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Bulgaria]].
On 17 November 2007 the Synod
entered into a [http://ruschurchabroad.com/eng071116.pdf "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" [http://ruschurchabroad.com/engindex.htm] under Bishop [[Agafangel (Pashkovsky) of Odessa|Agafangel]], who has departed into schism from the [[Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia]].
has 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 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 74 [[priest]]s (including 17 [[hieromonk]]s and 57 married priests), 15 [[deacon]]s, 43 [[monk]]s and 60 nuns.
is also one publication house, the [http:// users. sisqtel. net/sgpm/ctos/ Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies].
==External links ==
*[http://www.synodinresistance.org/ Official Website]
users. sisqtel. net/sgpm/ctos/ Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies (Etna, CA)]
*[http://www.conventofsaintelizabeth.org/ Convent of Saint Elizabeth the New Martyr (Etna, CA)]
*[http://www.saintedwardbrotherhood.org/ The Saint Edward Brotherhood (Brookwood, Surrey, UK)]
=== Hierarchs ===
CyprianOF.html Cyprian, Metropolitan of Oropos and Fili, President of the Holy Synod in Resistance]*[http://www.synodinresistance.org/Administration_en/ChrysostomosEtna.html Chrysostomos, Archbishop of Etna (California), Member of the Synod]
*[http://www.synodinresistance.org/Administration_en/ChrysostomosSydney.html Chrysostomos, Bishop of Sydney and New South Wales, Member of the Synod]
*[http://www.synodinresistance.org/Administration_en/MichaelNora.html Michael, Bishop of Nora (Sardinia), Member of the Synod]
*[http://www.synodinresistance.org/Administration_en/AmbroseMethoni.html Ambrose, Bishop of Methone]
*[http://www.synodinresistance.org/Administration_en/JohannesMakarioupolis.html Johannes, Bishop of Makarioupolis, Assistant for Missions in Sweden]