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Holy Synod in Resistance

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== History ==
In 1979, a [[schism]] occurred in the Synod of the so-called [[Florinites]] or [[Church of Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece]] (GOC). Metropolitan [[Callistos of Corinth]] and Metropolitan Anthony of Megara had become disatified disagreed with the administration of 1974 Declaration by Archbishop Auxentius, who had irregularly recieved priests from New Calendar jurisdictions with questionable reputationswhich declared that the new-calendar [[Church of Greece]] has no grace. Callistos and Anthony [[odrination|ordained]] eight other [[bishop]]s, declared Auxentius to be deposed, and registered their Synod as the [[Church of Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece]] (GOC, so-called "KallistiakoiCallistoites", or Callistites).
In 1980, the Synod entered into communion with the Synod of the [[Old Calendar Orthodox Church of Romania]]. However, in 1983, the Synod disintegrated. Metropolitan Callistos quit the Synod because of a disagreement on graaceful status of New Calendarist sacraments, Bishop Maximos of Magnesia and two others returned to the Florinites and the other bishops joined the synod of the True Orthodox Church of Greece under Auxentios. The rest, Matthew of Oinois, Kalliopios of Pentapolis, and Kallinikos of Achaia, in 1985, returned to the Synod under the Presidency of Metropolitan Gerontios of Peiraeus, after the first removal of Archbishop Auxentios(so-called "Gerontiites").
Two members of the disintegrated Synod, bishops [[Cyprian of Fili]] and Giovanni of Sicily organized the Holy Synod in Resistance.
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