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The '''Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles''' was an [[Old Calendarist]] jurisdiction which was originally comprised of the Archdioceses of America and the British Deanery of the [[Holy Synod of Milan]]. It was granted Autonomous status on February 14/27, 2011 through Decree #542 of the Milan Synod. Communion with the Milan Synod ceased on [[April 4]], 2011, and the cessation of [[communion]] was confirmed by the American Metropolia the same day. 
== Ecclesiastical Status ==
As with other Old Calendarist jurisdictions, the Metropolia is not in communion with any of the mainstream Orthodox Churches. After the release of an official statement from Milan claiming fraternal relations with Moscow, the Metropolia released a [[clergy]] confession reiterating its rejection of [[ecumenism]], Sergianism, modernism, and the [[New Calendar]]. Communion ceased between the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and of All the Isles and the [[Holy Synod of Milan]] on April 4, 2011. The Sister Synod of America confirmed this cessationArchbishop John at july 15, attributing it 2012 decided to "the fact that the European Metropolia broke communion with her sister churches, over her desire to unite join with the World Orthodox Patriarchate pseudo-religious group of Moscow, which has been condemned by the former Sister Synods in America, Greece, Bulgaria, and Russia Raphael Motovilov (under criticized selfcalled “Metropolitan " of Moscow Raphael”, the and former colonel of the KGB [[Леонид Семёнович Мотовилов]]- [[Russian True Orthodox Church (Raphaelites)]])
== Epicopacy ==
The Metropolia (The metropolis of permanently deleted from SYNODO Milan with an official act) is headed by two "Bishops":
* John (Lobue) of New York
* Bishop FANOURIOUS of Lincoln
 
== Link ==
* [http://athanasiospress.wordpress.com/]
* [http://www.milansynodusa.org Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia Official Website]
[[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]
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