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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 American 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 American Metropolia released a [[clergy]] confession reiterating its rejection of [[ecumenismEcumenism]], Sergianism, modernismModernism, and the [[New Calendar]]. Communion ceased between the Autonomous Orthodox American 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 American Metropolia 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 at last but not least Russia (under “Metropolitan Raphael”, ex KGB agent called Леонид Семёнович Мотовилов - colonel Leonid Semionovich Motovilov)." Metropolitan Raphael actively practises procedures of nonconventional medicine.
== Epicopacy ==
The Metropolia is headed by two Bishops:* Metropolitan JOHN of New York and First Hierarch of the Holy Synod* Metropolitan DANIEL of Volokolamsk* Archbishop HILARION of Texas* Archbishop VISSARION of Munich*John Archbishop PHILIP of Philadelphia (Lobueretired) * Bishop CHRISTODOULOS of Miami and Cuba* Bishop ALEXIOS of New York (Italian Hazleton and ex catholic Jesuit)Weatherly* Bishop FANOURIOUS SAVA of LincolnCaracas
== Link ==
* [http://www.milansynodusaorthodoxmetropolia.org / Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia Official Website]
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]
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