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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 of [[Milan]], Western Europe'''.
'''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 the Patriarchate of 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.
== Hierarchy 2013 ==
* Metropolitan Evloghios of
[[Milan]], First Hierarch
* Archbishop Boris of Germany
Bishop [[Vladimir of Classis and St. Julius Island]]* Bishop [[Abondius]] of [[w:Como|Como]] and Castrum Leuci ([[w:Lecco|Lecco]])
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 (defrocked and excomunicated for heresy) ::* Bishop PAVLOS of Maspeth == 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)