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The '''Holy Archdiocese of Antananarivo and Northern Madagascar and Indian Islands''' is a [[diocese]] under the [[jurisdiction]] of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa. Its territory includes the [[parish]]es and missions located in the nation of [[Madagascar]] and the Islands of Mauritius, Reunion, Comores, and Maillot.
 
The '''Holy Archdiocese of Antananarivo and Northern Madagascar and Indian Islands''' is a [[diocese]] under the [[jurisdiction]] of the Greek Orthodox [[Church of Alexandria|Patriarchate of Alexandria]] and All Africa. Its territory includes the [[parish]]es and missions located in the nation of [[Madagascar]] and the Islands of Mauritius, Reunion, Comores, and Maillot.
  
Prior to the formation of the Diocese of Madagascar, the territory of the diocese was part of the [[Archdiocese of Zimbabwe]]. On [[September 23]], 1997, the '''Diocese of Madagascar''' was established by Patriarchal and Synodal decree. During the [[November 21]], 2012 Fall meeting of the Holy Synod of the Church of Alexandria the see of Madagascar was elevated to archdiocese under the name '''Archdiocese of Madagascar and Indian Islands'''. On [[October 9]], 2019, the archdiocese was renamed to '''Archdiocese of Antananarivo and Northern Madagascar and Indian Islands'''.
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Prior to the formation of the Diocese of Madagascar, the territory of the diocese was part of the [[Archdiocese of Zimbabwe]]. On [[September 23]], 1997, the '''Diocese of Madagascar''' was established by Patriarchal and Synodal decree. During the [[November 21]], 2012 Fall meeting of the Holy Synod of the Church of Alexandria the see of Madagascar was elevated to archdiocese under the name '''Archdiocese of Madagascar and Indian Islands'''. On [[November 26]], 2018, the Holy Synod established the [[Diocese of Toliara]] in Southern Madagascar. On [[October 9]], 2019 the archdiocese received its current name.
  
 
On [[February 16]], 2008, His Beatitude [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Theodoros II]] inaugurated a new [[seminary]] near the valley of Alasora in Madagascar that was financed by the faithful in Australia, adding a new institution to those seminaries in Alexandria, Nairobi, and Kinshasa.
 
On [[February 16]], 2008, His Beatitude [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Theodoros II]] inaugurated a new [[seminary]] near the valley of Alasora in Madagascar that was financed by the faithful in Australia, adding a new institution to those seminaries in Alexandria, Nairobi, and Kinshasa.
  
==Ruling Bishops==
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== Ruling bishops ==
*[[Nektarios (Kellis) of Madagascar|Nektarios (Kellis)]]  1997–2004
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* [[Nektarios (Kellis) of Madagascar|Nektarios (Kellis)]]  1997–2004
*[[Ignatios (Sennis) of Antananarivo|Ignatios (Sennis)]]  2004–Present
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* [[Ignatios (Sennis) of Antananarivo|Ignatios (Sennis)]]  2004–Present
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<small>(lost territory to establish the [[Diocese of Toliara]])</small>
  
==Sources==
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== Sources ==
*[http://www.patriarchateofalexandria.com/index.php?module=content&cid=004001  Patriarchate of Alexandria Diocese website]
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*[https://orthodoxmadagascar.org/ Website of the Archdiocese of Antananarivo]
 
*[http://albionfourthrome.blogspot.com/2012/12/alexandrian-orthodox-holy-synod.html Alexandrian Orthodox Holy Synod Establishes Elects New Metropolitans, Bishops  December 6, 2012]
 
*[http://albionfourthrome.blogspot.com/2012/12/alexandrian-orthodox-holy-synod.html Alexandrian Orthodox Holy Synod Establishes Elects New Metropolitans, Bishops  December 6, 2012]
  

Latest revision as of 19:46, January 5, 2021

The Holy Archdiocese of Antananarivo and Northern Madagascar and Indian Islands is a diocese under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Its territory includes the parishes and missions located in the nation of Madagascar and the Islands of Mauritius, Reunion, Comores, and Maillot.

Prior to the formation of the Diocese of Madagascar, the territory of the diocese was part of the Archdiocese of Zimbabwe. On September 23, 1997, the Diocese of Madagascar was established by Patriarchal and Synodal decree. During the November 21, 2012 Fall meeting of the Holy Synod of the Church of Alexandria the see of Madagascar was elevated to archdiocese under the name Archdiocese of Madagascar and Indian Islands. On November 26, 2018, the Holy Synod established the Diocese of Toliara in Southern Madagascar. On October 9, 2019 the archdiocese received its current name.

On February 16, 2008, His Beatitude Theodoros II inaugurated a new seminary near the valley of Alasora in Madagascar that was financed by the faithful in Australia, adding a new institution to those seminaries in Alexandria, Nairobi, and Kinshasa.

Ruling bishops

(lost territory to establish the Diocese of Toliara)

Sources