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Church of Greece structure

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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 Athens and 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 the 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>[ 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''',
*[[Metropolis of Arta]]
*[[Metropolis of Attica]]
*[[Metropolis of Chalkida]]
*[[Metropolis of Glyfada]]
*[[Metropolis of Gortyna and Megalopolis]]
*[[Metropolis of Gytheion and Oetylos]]
*[[Metropolis of Hydra, Spetses and Aegina]]
*[[Metropolis of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis]]
*[[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 Kefalonia]]
*[[Metropolis of Kifissia, Amaroussion and Oropos]]
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*[[Metropolis of Kitros, Katerini and Platamona]]
*[[Metropolis of Korinthos]]
*[[Metropolis of Kythira]]
*[[Metropolis of Larisa and Tyrnavos]]
*[[Metropolis of Lefkas and Ithaca]]
*[[Metropolis of Mani]]
*[[Metropolis of Mantinia and Kynouria]]
*[[Metropolis of Megara and Salamis]]
*[[Metropolis of Mesogea Mesogaia and Lavreotiki]]
*[[Metropolis of Messenia]]
*[[Metropolis of Monemvasia and Sparta]]
*[[Metropolis of Nafpaktos]]*[[Metropolis of Nea Ionia and Philadelphia]]
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*[[Metropolis of Nafpaktos]]*[[Metropolis of Nea SmyrniNew Ionia and Philadelphia]]*[[Metropolis of NiceaNew Smyrna]]*[[Metropolis of ParamythiaNikaia|Metropolis of Nicea]]
*[[Metropolis of Paronaxia]]
*[[Metropolis of Sidirokastron]]*[[Metropolis of Stages Stagoi and Meteora]]
*[[Metropolis of Syros, Tinos, Andros, Kea, and Milos]]
*[[Metropolis of Thebes and Levadeia]]
*[[Metropolis of Thessaliotis and Fanariofersala]]
*[[Metropolis of Theva and Levadeia]]*[[Metropolis of Thera, Amorgos , and IslandsNisoi]]*[[Metropolis of Trifylia Triphylia and Olympia]]*[[Metropolis of Trikala Trikki and Stages]]*[[Metropolis of XanthiStagoi]]
*[[Metropolis of Zakynthos and Strofades]]
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*[[Metropolis of Alexandroupolis, Traianoupolis and Samothrace]]
*[[Metropolis of Chios]]
*[[Metropolis of Didymotichon, Orestias and Soufli]]
*[[Metropolis of Drama]]
*[[Metropolis of Elassona]]
*[[Metropolis of Filippoi, Neapolis and Thasos]]
*[[Metropolis of Florina, Prespai, and Eordaia]]
*[[Metropolis of Goumenissa, Axioupolis and Polykastron]]
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*[[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 Lemnosand St. Eustratius]]
*[[Metropolis of Maroneia and Komotini]]
*[[Metropolis of MithimnaMithymna]]
*[[Metropolis of Mytiline]]
*[[Metropolis of Neapolis and Stavroupolis]]
*[[Metropolis of Nea Krini and Kalamaria]]
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*[[Metropolis of Nikopolis and Preveza]]
| align="left" valign="top"|*[[Metropolis of Paramythia, Philiata, Geromerion, and Parga]]
*[[Metropolis of Polyani and Kilkis]]
*[[Metropolis of Samos and Ikaria]]
*[[Metropolis of Servia and Kozani]]
*[[Metropolis of Serres and Nigrita]]
*[[Metropolis of Sidirokastron]]
*[[Metropolis of Sisanio and Siatista]]
*[[Metropolis of Thessalonica]]
*[[Metropolis of Veria and Naousa]]
*[[Metropolis of Xanthi]]
*[[Metropolis of Zichna and Nevrokopion]]

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