Difference between revisions of "Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece"

From OrthodoxWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
m
 
(50 intermediate revisions by 6 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
The '''Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece''' is an [[Old Calendarist]] body (one of the [[Florinites|Florinite]] jurisdictions) which in 1935 broke from the [[Church of Greece]] over the latter's use of the "new calendar," also known as the [[Revised Julian Calendar]]. The adoption of the new calendar is viewed as an assault on the ecclesiological beliefs of the Church, in that it promotes common worship with heretics to further the goals of syncretistic [[Ecumenism]], while sacrificing liturgical unity among all Orthodox Christians. It is not in communion with the mainstream Orthodox Church.  Its current [[primate]] is Archbishop Chrysostomos II (Kiousis) of Athens and All Greece.
+
The '''Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece''' is an [[Old Calendarist]] Church which severed communion with the [[Church of Greece]] in 1935 over the acceptance of the [[Revised Julian Calendar]]. The adoption of the new calendar was viewed as an abrogation of the Orthodox Church's historical festal unity and a contradiction of Orthodox self-understanding by establishing common worship with non-Orthodox and furthering the goals of [[Ecumenism]], while sacrificing festal unity among the Orthodox Churches. 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 Kallinikos (Sarantopoulos) of Athens and All Greece. The North American eparchy is known as the [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Genuine_Greek_Orthodox_Church_of_America 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)==
 
==Primates (1935-present)==
*Metropolitan Germanos of Demetrias (1935-1943)
+
* Metropolitan Germanos of Demetrias (1935-1943)
*Metropolitan Chrysostom of Florina (1943-1955)
+
* Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Florina (1943-1955)
*Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)
+
* Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)
*Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
+
* Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
*Archbishop Chrysostom II of Athens (1986-present)
+
* Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-2010)
 +
* '''Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens (2010-present)'''
  
 
==Current hierarchs==
 
==Current hierarchs==
*Archbishop Chrysostom of Athens
+
===Metropolitans===
*Metropolitan Akakios of Diavlia
+
* Akakios of Attica and Diavleia 
*Metropolitan Maximos of Demetrias
+
* Maximos of Thessalonica and Demetrias
*Metropolitan Kallinikos of Achaia
+
* Athanasios of Larisa and Platamon
*Metropolitan Justin of Evripos
+
* Justin of Euripos and Euboia
*Metropolitan Pavlos of America
+
* Gerontios of Piræus and Salamis
*Metropolitan Gerontios of Peiraeus
+
* Chrysostomos of Attica and Boiotia
*Metropolitan Chrysostom of Attica
+
* Moses of Toronto
*Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis
+
* Demetrios of America
*Bishop Theodosios of Vresthena
+
* Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle
*Bishop Photios of Marathon
 
*Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis
 
*Metropolitan Spyridon of Australia (retired)
 
  
 +
===Bishops===
 +
* Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland
 +
* Gregory of Christianoupolis
 +
* 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)
 +
* Maximus of Pelagonia
 +
 +
===Retired Hierarchs===
 +
* Metropolitan Paul (Pavlos) (formerly) of America
 +
* Bishop Chrysostomos of Christianoupolis
 +
* Bishop Johannes of Makarioupolis
 +
* Bishop George (formerly) of Alania
 +
* Bishop Sergius of Portland (formerly)
  
 
==External link==
 
==External link==
[http://www.ecclesiagoc.gr/ Official website]
+
* [http://www.ecclesiagoc.gr/ Official website]
 
+
* [http://www.hotca.org/ Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of America]
 +
* Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle. [http://www.synodinresistance.org/pdfs/2014/03/20/20140320aAnnouncement.pdf 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]]
 
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]

Latest revision as of 17:26, May 27, 2019

The Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece is an Old Calendarist Church which severed communion with the Church of Greece in 1935 over the acceptance of the Revised Julian Calendar. The adoption of the new calendar was viewed as an abrogation of the Orthodox Church's historical festal unity and a contradiction of Orthodox self-understanding by establishing common worship with non-Orthodox and furthering the goals of Ecumenism, while sacrificing festal unity among the Orthodox Churches. It is not in communion with any of the 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 Kallinikos (Sarantopoulos) 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 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 Chrysostomos of Florina (1943-1955)
  • Archbishop Akakios of Athens (1960-1963)
  • Archbishop Auxentios of Athens (1963-1986)
  • Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens (1986-2010)
  • Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens (2010-present)

Current hierarchs

Metropolitans

  • Akakios of Attica and Diavleia
  • Maximos of Thessalonica and Demetrias
  • Athanasios of Larisa and Platamon
  • Justin of Euripos and Euboia
  • Gerontios of Piræus and Salamis
  • Chrysostomos of Attica and Boiotia
  • Moses of Toronto
  • Demetrios of America
  • Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle

Bishops

  • Bishop Auxentios of Etna and Portland
  • Gregory of Christianoupolis
  • 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)
  • Maximus of Pelagonia

Retired Hierarchs

  • Metropolitan Paul (Pavlos) (formerly) of America
  • Bishop Chrysostomos of Christianoupolis
  • Bishop Johannes of Makarioupolis
  • Bishop George (formerly) of Alania
  • Bishop Sergius of Portland (formerly)

External link