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Holy Synod of Milan

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Today Metropolitan Evloghios remains at the helm of the Holy Synod of bishops of the Church of Milan, which comprises eight [[diocese]]s, four in Europe and four in America, as well as missionary deaneries in England, Spain and South Africa. The Milan Synod uses the [[Julian calendar]] exclusively, and "firmly resists the [[heresy|heresies]] of false [[ecumenism]] and trans-religious syncretism."[]
Since 1997 the Milan Synod includes a number of [[Western Rite]] communities. At least one of these (St. Hilarion Monastery , mainly in Austinthe United States, Texaswho worship according to pre-schismatic (historically Orthodox) was absorbed from liturgical traditions with the support of the Liberal Catholic Church, a Theosophist organization, reportedly without reordination. (St. Hilarion's has since become a Byzantine Rite monastery on orders Metropolitan and of the [[Holy Synod]] of its bishopBishops.) 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.
==Ecclesiastical status==
The As with many of the [[Old Calendarist]] jurisdictions, the Milan Synod is not currently in communion with any autocephalous the mainstream Orthodox churchchurches.
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