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The '''Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles''' is an [[Old Calendarist]] jurisdiction which was originally comprised of the Archdioceses of America and the British Deanery of the [[Holy Synod of Milan]]. It was granted Autonomous status on February 14/27, 2011 through Decree #542 of the Milan Synod. Communion with the Milan Synod ceased on [[April 4]], 2011, and the cessation of [[communion]] was confirmed by the American Metropolia the same day.
== Ecclesiastical Status ==
As with other Old Calendarist jurisdictions, the Metropolia is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches. After the release of an official statement from Milan claiming fraternal relations with Moscow, the Metropolia released a [[clergy]] confession reiterating its rejection of [[ecumenism]], Sergianism, modernism, and the [[New Calendar]]. Communion ceased between the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles and the Milan Synod on April 4, 2011. The Milan Synod was required to cease communion with churches not in communion with a Patriarchate. The Sister Synod of America confirmed this cessation, attributing it to "the fact that the European Metropolia ('Milan Synod in Europe') broke communion with her sister churches, over her desire to unite with the World Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow, which has been condemned by the European Metropolia's former Sister Synods in America, Greece, Bulgaria, and Russia."
== Epicopacy ==
The Metropolia is headed by three Bishops:
* Metropolitan JOHN of New York
* Archbishop HILARION of Texas
* Bishop FANOURIOUS of Lincoln
== Link ==
* [ Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia Official Website]
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]

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