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The '''Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece''' is an [[Old Calendarist]] Church which severed communion with the [[Church of Greece]] in 1935 over the acceptance of the [[Revised Julian Calendar]]. The adoption of the new calendar was viewed as an abrogation of the Orthodox Church's historical festal unity and a contradiction of Orthodox self-understanding by establishing common worship with non-Orthodox and furthering the goals of [[Ecumenism]], while sacrificing festal unity among the Orthodox Churches. It is not in communion with any of the [[List of autocephalous and autonomous churches|mainstream Orthodox churches]], though it has enjoyed occasional support from mainstream churches which have retained the [[Julian Calendar]]. It also has support from some of the monks of [[Mount Athos]], including the historical brotherhood of the Monastery of Esphigmenou. Its current [[primate]] is Archbishop Kallinikos (Sarantopoulos) of Athens and All Greece. The North American eparchy is known as the[http://orthodoxwiki.org/Genuine_Greek_Orthodox_Church_of_America Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America].
==Organization==
The Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece is made up of the Archdiocese of Athens, twelve Metropoleis in Greece, and three overseas Eparchies: America, Australia, and Europe. The [[Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of America| Eparchy of America]] was granted the status of semi-autonomy in 2002, which included the establishment of an Eparchial Synod along with a local Ecclesiastical Tribunal, and is comprised of two Metropoleis (America and Toronto) and two Dioceses (Boston , and Etna and Portland), whose ruling hierarchs are suffragans of the Metropolitan of America based in New York City. '''Synod Statistics (2019)''' (Source: ''Orthodox Tradition'', Vol. 36, No. 1, 2019, page 4) Churches, Parishes, and Missions - * Greece: 229* United States and Canada: 50* Colombia, Guatemala, and Haiti: 3* Europe: 18* South Ossetia and Georgia: 12* Africa: 18* Australia and New Zealand: 9* Asia: 1* Total: 340 Monastic Houses - * Greece: 105* United States and Canada: 12* Europe: 5* South Ossetia and Georgia: 2* Africa: 3* Total: 127 Clergy - * Bishops (including inactive): 23* Priests: 292* Deacons: 54* Total: 369 * Major Philanthropic Organizations: 8* Schools, Theological Training Programs: 6* Major Presses: 6
==Primates (1935-present)==
*Metropolitan Germanos of Demetrias (1935-1943)*Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina (1943-1955)*Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)*Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)*Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-2010)*'''Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens (2010-present)'''
==Current hierarchs==
===Metropolitans===*Metropolitan Akakios of Diavlia*Metropolitan Athanasios of LarissaAttica and Diavleia *Metropolitan Maximos of Thessalonicaand Demetrias*Metropolitan Justin Athanasios of EvriposLarisa and Platamon*Metropolitan Pavlos Justin of AmericaEuripos and Euboia*Metropolitan Gerontios of PeiraeusPiræus and Salamis *Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Atticaand Boiotia*Metropolitan Moses of Toronto* Demetrios of America* Chrysostomos of Etna* Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle ===Bishops===*Bishop Sergios Auxentios of Etna and Portland*Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis*Bishop Photios of Marathon* Ambrose of Philippi* Ambrose of Methone* Michael of Nora* Silvano of Luni* Klemes (Clement) of Gardikion* Theodosios of Bresthena (Vresthena)* Christodoulos of Theoupolis (Assistant to the Metropolitan of America) ===Retired Hierarchs===* Metropolitan Paul (Pavlos) (formerly) of America* Metropolitan Chrysostomos (formerly) of Etna*Bishop Photios Chrysostomos of MarathonChristianoupolis*Bishop Christodoulos Johannes of TheoupolisMakarioupolis*Bishop Demetrios George (formerly) of BostonAlania*Metropolitan Spyridon Bishop Sergius of Australia Portland (retiredformerly)
==External link==
* [http://www.ecclesiagoc.gr/ Official website]* [http://www.hotca.org/ Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America]* Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle. [http://www.synodinresistance.org/pdfs/2014/03/20/20140320aAnnouncement.pdf Official Notification: Thursday of the Third Week of the Great Fast, March 7/20, 2014 - The Ecclesiastical Union of the [Church of the] True Orthodox Christians and the Orthodox Community in Resistance]. March 7/20, 2014. 6 pp.
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