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Holy Synod of Milan

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Hierarchy
The '''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 the '''Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of Milan, Western Europe'''.
==History==
Today Metropolitan Evloghios remains at the helm of the Holy Synod of bishops of the Church of Milan, which comprises eight [[diocese]]s, five in Europe, as well as missionary deaneries in England, France and South Africa.
As of 2008, the current makeup of the Synod is as follows. In Europe:===Hierarchy===*Metropolitan EVLOGHIOS of Milan, First Hierarch *Archbishop ONUPHRIUS of Bergamo (Titular; the Archbishop is the Representative to Eastern Europe for the Synod) Bishop *Archbishop ABBONDIO of Como(Resigned episcopal rank in 2012, now an Archimandrite)
Retired or Withdrew:
*Bishop PABLO of Italica, bishop for Spain and Portugal (An Archimandrite of ROCOR since November, 2011)
*Bishop Ildefonso of Valencia
*Bishop BORIS of Germany
Bishop PABLO of ItalicaThe Milan Synod uses the [[Julian calendar]] exclusively, bishop for Spain and Portugal"firmly resists the [[heresy|heresies]] of false [[ecumenism]] and trans-religious syncretism."[http://www.odox.net/Synod.htm]
Bishop Ildefonso of Valencia==America== Bishop BORIS of Germany Prior to the American Archdioceses becoming an independent Metropolia and ceasing communion with Since 1997 the Milan Synodincluded a number of [[Western Rite]] communities, mainly in the ranks were formerly as follows: Archbishop HILARION of Austin Archbishop JOHN of New York and New Jersey United States, who worship according to pre-schismatic (now Metropolitan historically Orthodox) liturgical traditions with the support of the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North Metropolitan and South America and the British Isles) Bishop PAVLOS of Maspeth (+2011)  The Milan Synod uses the [[Julian calendarHoly Synod]] exclusively, and "firmly resists of Bishops. The principal rite of the Synod of Milan is the [[heresy|heresiesByzantine Rite]] of false [[ecumenism]] and trans-religious syncretismthe Orthodox Church, celebrated most commonly in the Slavic style but in some parishes in the Greek style."[http://www.odox.net/Synod.htm]
Since 1997 On February 14/27, 2011, the Milan Synod includes a number announced that it had granted full autonomy to its American Dioceses, elevating Archbishop JOHN of [[Western Rite]] communities, mainly in the United States, who worship according New York to pre-schismatic (historically Orthodox) liturgical traditions with the support rank of the Metropolitan and of erecting the [[Holy Synod]] of Bishops. The principal rite Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the Synod of Milan is the [[Byzantine RiteBritish Isles]] of the Orthodox Church, celebrated most commonly in the Slavic style but in some parishes in the Greek style.
On February 14/27, 2011, the Synod announced that it had granted full autonomy to its American Dioceses, elevating Archbishop JOHN of New York to the rank of Metropolitan and erecting Communion between the [[Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America the Americas and the British Isles]]. Communion between the Autonomous Metropolia of the Americas and the British Isle and the Milan Synod ceased effectively April 4, 2011. The Milan Synod was required by Patriarch Kyril to cease communion with any previous sister churches. The American Metropolia responded by confirming the ceasationcessation.
==Ecclesiastical status==
As with all of the [[Old Calendarist]] jurisdictions, the Milan Synod is not currently in communion with the mainstream Orthodox churches. It is currently in dalogue dialogues with the Moscow Patriarchate, and it has having ceased communion in April 2011 with its sister synods in America, Greece, and Bulgaria. During 2011 the [[Orthodox Church in Italy]] joined the Milan Synod, two years after the death of its founder, Metropolitan [[Antonio (de Rosso) of Ravenna]].
==Related articles==
==External links==
* [http://www.orthodoxchristiansmetropoliadimilano.eu it Official Website of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan (Holy Synod of Milan) ] (Italian) * [http://www.chiesaortodossa.it Official Website of the Orthodox Church in Italy - Chiesa Ortodossa in Italia] (Italian, with Some English and Spanish) * [http://ihtis.wordpress.com News from the Milan Synod maintained by Bp Abbondio of Como](Italian and Romanian)
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