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Holy Synod of Milan

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{{Template:Old Calendar}}The '''[[w:Holy Synod of Milan|Holy Synod of [[Milan]]''' originated as a [[diocese]] for Western Europe of an [[Old Calendarist]] Greek Orthodox Church (see also ''[http://orthodoxwiki.org/Old_Calendarist#The_Florinite.2FMatthewite_schism Florinites]''). The full name of this jurisdiction is '''Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia Church of [[Milan]], Western Europe'''.
==History==
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'''In 1992''', [[Metropolitan Ioan Bornachuk]] of Lviv, assured Metropolitan Evloghios about the full communion between the two churchesthat is [[Ukranian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine]] and [[Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada]].
'''In October 1993''', Metropolitan Evloghios, as Primate of the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of [[Milan]] and Western Europe, was invited in His dignity of First Hierarch in full communion with the [[Ukranian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A.]] to partecipate at the sobor in Kiev for the election of the second Patriarch after [[Mstyslav]].
'''On December 27, 1996''' the Holy Synod of Milan responds to Patriarch [[w:Filaret (Denysenko)|Filaret (Denysenko)]] that it intended to accept the American episcopate with Chirotesia (John Lobue and Hilarion of Austin), despite the threats and formalizes the final break (protocol 36/1996 of December 27, 1996). Then the full communion with His Holiness Patriarch [[w:Filaret (Denysenko)|Filaret (Denysenko)]], ceased on December 27, 1996, before he was excomunicated from the Patriarch of Moscow Alexij II.
== 1997 Break of the relation with Kiev - because the acceptance Patriarchate of the American bishops (John Lobue and Archbishop Hilarion of Texas)Kiev== 
Since 1997 (before the breakdown of relationships with the [[Patriarchate of Kiev]], the Milan Synod included a number of [[Western Rite]] communities, mainly in the United States, who worship according to pre-schismatic (historically Orthodox) liturgical traditions with the support of the Metropolitan and of the [[Holy Synod]] of Bishops.
Anyway the principal rite of the Synod of Milan is the [[Byzantine Rite]] of the Orthodox Church, celebrated most commonly in the Slavic style but in some parishes in the Greek style.
On February 14/27, 2011, the Synod announced that it had granted full autonomy to its American Dioceses, elevating Archbishop of New York to the rank of Metropolitan and erecting the The [[Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles]]-([[Synod was an Old Calendarist jurisdiction which was originally comprised of Milan]]).The Holy Synod of Milan broke the inter-communion with the [[Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia Archdioceses of North and South America and the British Isles]], due to Deanery of the aggressive attitude about the Patriarchate Holy Synod of Moscow, about all the canonical orthodox Churches and because the Milan. It was granted "metropolitanAutonomous status" is in communion with the anti-Patriarch of Moscowon February 14/27, head 2011 through Decree #542 of the religious group called "Raphaelites "Milan Synod. For this reason The Tomos of Autonomy was definitively suspended by the Holy Synod of Milan, judge '''temporarily suspended''' the "autonomy" given to and the Metropolis bishopric of New York until a complete clarification between the two Churches and as long as the was suppressed. His former bishop John defrocked. through Decree #639 of the Archdiocese of New York and Milan Synod becouse he joined with the British Isles will not be completely separated from these questionable religious groups and will come back russian group called "clearly[[raphaelites]]" to a sense of humility and orthodoxy of faith, proper to every Orthodox bishop.
== Ecclesiastical status ==
== Hierarchy 2013 ==
* Metropolitan Evloghios of [[Evloghios (Hessler) of Milan]], First Hierarch
* Archbishop Boris of Germany
* Bishop Archbishop [[Vladimir of Classis and St. Julius Island]]* Bishop Archbishop [[Abondius(Bica) |Abondius (Bica)]] of [[w:Como|Como]] and Castrum Leuci ([[w:Lecco|Lecco]]) == Hierarchy 2008 == − The composition of the Synod in 2008, before the events of 2011, was as follows:<ref>Western Orthodox Wiki. ''[http://westernorthodox.wikispaces.com/The+Holy+Synod+of+Milan The Holy Synod of Milan].'' Retrieved: 2013-08-15.</ref> :'''Italy''' ::* Metropolitan EVLOGHIOS of Milan, First Hierarch ::* Archbishop LUCA of Torcello (now retired) ::* Archbishop ONUPHRIUS of Bergamo (Titular; the Archbishop is the Representative to Eastern Europe for the Synod) ::* Archbishop ABBONDIO of Como (Still with Milano Synod) :'''Spain''' ::* Bishop PABLO of Italica, bishop for Spain and Portugal ::* Bishop IDELFONSO of Valencia, vicar for Spain (Retired - the Synod of Milan have his recent letter - 10 august 2013 - anyway someone tells he left his jurisdiction and went under omophor of bishop John Lobue) :'''Germany''' ::* Bishop BORIS of Germany (Still in the Synod of Milan) :'''America''' ::* Archbishop HILARION of Austin (retired) ::* Archbishop JOHN of New York and New Jersey ::* Bishop PAVLOS Iulianus Ildefonsus of MaspethTorcellum
== Hierarchy 1995-96 ==
− The composition of the Synod in 1996, before the breakdown of relationship between Milan and Kiev (with Patriarch Filaret (Denisenko))
This Hierarchy is officially published in the bulletins of the Patriarchate of Kiev (see website of the Synod of Milan where they are currently available)
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