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Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece

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The '''Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece''' is an [[Old Calendarist]] body (one of the [[Florinites|Florinite]] jurisdictions) Church which in 1935 broke from severed communion with the [[Church of Greece]] in 1935 over the latter's use acceptance of the [[Revised Julian Calendar]]. The adoption of the new calendar is was viewed as an assault on the ecclesiological beliefs abrogation of the Orthodox Church, in that it allegedly promotes 's historical festal unity and a contradiction of Orthodox self-understanding by establishing common worship with heretics to further non-Orthodox and furthering the goals of syncretistic [[Ecumenism]], while sacrificing liturgical festal unity among the Orthodox ChristiansChurches. It is not in communion with any of the [[List of autocephalous and autonomous churches|mainstream Orthodox churches]], though it has enjoyed occasional support from mainstream churches which have retained the [[Julian Calendar]]. It also has support from some of the monks of [[Mount Athos]], including the historical brotherhood of the Monastery of Esphigmenou. Its current [[primate]] is Archbishop Chrysostomos II Kallinikos (KiousisSarantopoulos) of Athens and All Greece.The North American eparchy is known as the [ Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America].  ==Organization==The Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece is made up of the Archdiocese of Athens, twelve Metropoleis in Greece, and three overseas Eparchies: America, Australia, and Europe. The [[Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of America| Eparchy of America]] was granted the status of semi-autonomy in 2002, which included the establishment of an Eparchial Synod along with a local Ecclesiastical Tribunal, and is comprised of two Metropoleis (America and Toronto) and two Dioceses (Boston, and Etna and Portland), whose ruling hierarchs are suffragans of the Metropolitan of America based in New York City.  '''Synod Statistics (2019)''' (Source: ''Orthodox Tradition'', Vol. 36, No. 1, 2019, page 4) Churches, Parishes, and Missions - * Greece: 229* United States and Canada: 50* Colombia, Guatemala, and Haiti: 3* Europe: 18* South Ossetia and Georgia: 12* Africa: 18* Australia and New Zealand: 9* Asia: 1* Total: 340 Monastic Houses - * Greece: 105* United States and Canada: 12* Europe: 5* South Ossetia and Georgia: 2* Africa: 3* Total: 127 Clergy - * Bishops (including inactive): 23* Priests: 292* Deacons: 54* Total: 369 * Major Philanthropic Organizations: 8* Schools, Theological Training Programs: 6* Major Presses: 6
==Primates (1935-present)==
*Metropolitan Germanos of Demetrias (1935-1943)*Metropolitan Chrysostom Chrysostomos of Florina (1943-1955)*Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)*Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)*Archbishop Chrysostom Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-2010)* '''Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens (2010-present)'''
==Current hierarchs==
*Archbishop Chrysostom II of Athens===Metropolitans===*Metropolitan Akakios of DiavliaAttica and Diavleia *Metropolitan Maximos of Thessalonica and Demetrias*Metropolitan Kallinikos Athanasios of AchaiaLarisa and Platamon*Metropolitan Justin of EvriposEuripos and Euboia* Gerontios of Piræus and Salamis * Chrysostomos of Attica and Boiotia*Metropolitan Pavlos Moses of Toronto* Demetrios of America*Metropolitan Gerontios Chrysostomos of PeiraeusEtna*Metropolitan Chrysostom Cyprian of AtticaOropos and Phyle ===Bishops===*Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland* Gregory of Christianoupolis*Bishop Photios of Marathon* Ambrose of Philippi* Ambrose of Methone* Michael of Nora* Silvano of Luni* Klemes (Clement) of Gardikion* Theodosios of Bresthena (Vresthena)* Christodoulos of Theoupolis (Assistant to the Metropolitan of America) ===Retired Hierarchs===* Metropolitan Paul (Pavlos) (formerly) of America* Metropolitan Chrysostomos (formerly) of Etna* Bishop Chrysostomos of Christianoupolis*Bishop Photios Johannes of MarathonMakarioupolis*Bishop Christodoulos George (formerly) of TheoupolisAlania*Metropolitan Spyridon Bishop Sergius of Australia Portland (retiredformerly)
==External link==
* [ Official website]* [ Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America]* Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle. [ Official Notification: Thursday of the Third Week of the Great Fast, March 7/20, 2014 - The Ecclesiastical Union of the [Church of the] True Orthodox Christians and the Orthodox Community in Resistance]. March 7/20, 2014. 6 pp.
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]

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