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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 disagreed of Megara had become disatified with the 1974 Declaration by administration of Archbishop Auxentius, which declared that the new-calendar [[Church of Greece]] has no gracewho had irregularly recieved priests from New Calendar jurisdictions with questionable reputations. 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 "CallistoitesKallistiakoi", 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 Synodbecause of a disagreement on the question of grace in 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 (so-called "Gerontiites")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.
Two members of the disintegrated Synod, bishops [[Cyprian of Fili]] and Giovanni of Sicily organized the Holy Synod in Resistance.

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