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{{cleanup|Suggest changes on the talk page.}}{{Template:Old Calendar}}The '''[[w:Holy Synod of Milan|Holy Synod of Milan is the Diocese ]]''' originated as a [[diocese]] for Western Europe of that an [[Old Calendarist ]] Greek Orthodox Church which (after receiving a Hierarchy with the aid of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russiasee also ''[http://orthodoxwiki.org/Old_Calendarist#The_Florinite.2FMatthewite_schism Florinites]'') was united under Archbishops Akakios and Auxentios. This Diocese was granted a Tomos of Autonomy in 1984 from Archbishop Auxentios in order to pursue missionary work among the non-Orthodox people of the West. The title full name of the Synod at this time was the Metropolia of Western Europe. After the transference of its first Chief Hierarch, Metropolitan Gabriel of Portugal, to the Autocephalous jurisdiction is '''Autonomous Orthodox Church of Poland, Bishop Evloghios of [[Milan was chosen as second Chief Hierarch. Ten years later]], Metropolitan Evloghios remains at the helm of the Holy Synod of Bishops. The Milan Synod uses the Julian calendar exclusively, and firmly resists the heresies of false ecumenism and trans-religious syncretismWestern Europe'''.
Since 1997, the Milan Synod includes ==History==The diocese was granted a number [[tomos]] of Western Rite communities, mainly [[autonomy]] in 1984 from [[Archbishop Auxentios]] in order to pursue missionary work among the United States, who worship according to prenon-schismatic (historically Orthodox) Liturgy with the support people of the Metropolitan and West. The title of the Holy Synod at this time was the ''Metropolia of BishopsWestern Europe''. The principal rite After the transference of its first Chief Hierarch, Metropolitan Gabriel of Portugal, to the Synod [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] [[Church of Poland]], Bishop Evloghios of Milan was chosen as second Chief Hierarch and elevated to the rank of [[metropolitan]]. Metropolitan Evloghios, despite being traditionally Orthodox visited canonical churches and was received by their primates, as can be seen in the commemorative photograph where he was received by Metropolitan [[Basil (Doroszkiewicz) of Warsaw]]. He was never and is not now, intransigent towards other Orthodox Churches and never denied the presence of course grace in the Byzantine Rite sacraments of the Orthodox Churchconsidered official. The Holy Synod of Milan, celebrated most commonly in never conformed to the Slavic style but in some parishes in strict rules of the Greek styleultra-orthodox and uncompromising Old Calendarist movement.
==1989 -From http://www.odox.net/Synod.htmBEGINNING OF THE COMMUNION WITH THE UKRANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH==
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEEWith the establishment of '''full communion''' between the [[Ukranian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A.]] and the Church of Milan in '''1989''', the ecclesiological views of the Archbishop Evloghios became manifestly moderate. He was in full communion with Metropolitan [[Mstyslav]] (after First [[Patriarch]] of All Ukraine), manifestly ecumenist and in full communion with the Holy See of [[Constantinople]]. Then [[Metropolitan]] Evloghios was in full communion with the historical [[Metropolitan Ioan Bornachuk]] of [[w:Lviv|Lviv]], right hand of [[Mstyslav]] and later with [[Patriarch Volodymir]] of Kiev (second Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Andrew).For two years he was in full communion with His Holiness Patriarch Filaret of Kiev.Today Metropolitan Evloghios remains at the helm of the Holy Synod of bishops of the Church of Milan, which comprises four [[diocese]]s, in Europe, as well as missionary deaneries in England, Spain, France and Canada.
Official Website of the Milan Synod (English)[[File: http://www.onrBasilio1.com/user/milanjpg]]
Official Website '''His Beatitude [[Basil (Doroszkiewicz) of Warsaw]] All Poland with Archbishop Evloghios of the Milan Synod (Italian): http://xoomer.virgilio.it/elia1960/'''
Official Website '''In 1989''', Archbishop Evloghios was in full communion with Metropolitan [[Mstyslav]][http://mediolanum.me/canada/] Primate of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA]]. Metropolitan [[Mstyslav]] at that time was in full communion with [[Patriarch]] [[Demetrios I]] and [[Bartholomew I]] of [[Constantinople]]. [[File:Bartolomeo.jpg]] '''In 1992''', [[Metropolitan Ioan Bornachuk]] of Lviv, assured Metropolitan Evloghios about the full communion between the two churches that is [[Ukranian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine]] and [[Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan, Western Europe and Canada]]. '''In October 1993''', Metropolitan Evloghios, as Primate of the Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of [[Milan]] and Western Europe, was invited in his position of First Hierarch in full communion with the [[Ukranian Orthodox Church in the U.S.A.]] to participate at the sobor in Kiev for the election of the second Patriarch after [[Mstyslav]]. [[File:volodymir.jpg]]  '''On November 18, 1993''', the full right of Metropolitan Evloghios to be part of the Holy Synod of the [[Ukranian Orthodox Church]] - Kievan Patriarchate is confirmed by the Patriarch Volodymir . On March 20, 1994 Metropolitan Evloghios, receives from the hands of Patriarch Volodymir the Tomos of Autonomy[http://mediolanum.me/canada/].  The title reconfirmed by [[Patriarch Volodymir]] through a new Tomos of Autonomy (1994)<ref>[http://mediolanum.me/canada/ Православна Церква Західної Європи и Канади].</ref> is: ''Archbishop of Milan and Longobardy - Metropolitan of Aquileia, Western Europe and Canada.'' [[File:volodymir1.jpg]] '''On December 25, 1996''' Patriarch Filaret sent a letter to the Canadian episcopate forbidding Metropolitan Evloghios from accepting American bishops under his jurisdiction.  '''On December 27, 1996''' the Holy Synod of Milan responds to Patriarch [[w:Filaret (Denysenko)|Filaret (Denysenko)]] that it intended to accept the American bishops through the laying on of hands (John Lobue and Hilarion of Austin), despite the instructions and threats of Patriarch Filaret and formalizes the final break (protocol 36/1996 of December 27, 1996). Full communion with His Holiness Patriarch [[w:Filaret (Denysenko)|Filaret (Denysenko)]], ceased on December 27, 1996, before he was excomunicated by the Patriarch of Moscow Alexei II. == 1997 Break of the relation with the Patriarchate of Kiev==  Since 1997 (before the breakdown of relationships with the [[Patriarchate of Kiev]], the Milan Synod included a number of [[Western Rite]] communities, mainly in the United States, who worship according to pre-schismatic (historically Orthodox) liturgical traditions with the support of the Metropolitan and of the [[Holy Synod]] of Bishops. The principal rite of the Synod of Milan is the [[Byzantine Rite]] of the Orthodox Church, celebrated most commonly in the Slavic style but in some parishes in the Greek style. 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. The Tomos of Autonomy was definitively suspended by the Holy Synod of Milan and the Archdicoese bishopric of New York was suppressed. His former bishop John defrocked through Decree #639 of the Milan Synod because he joined with the Russian group called "[[Raphaelites]]"  == Ecclesiastical status == As with all of the [[Old Calendarist]] jurisdictions, the Milan Synod is not currently in communion with the mainstream Orthodox churches. 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]].The Milan Synod is moderately traditionalist and uses the [[Julian calendar]] exclusively, and "firmly resists the [[heresy|heresies]] of false [[ecumenism]] and Eastern Americatrans-religious [[w:syncretism|syncretism]].  [[File:AVXENTIOS.jpg]] == Hierarchy 2015 ==* Metropolitan [[Evloghios (Hessler) of Milan]], First Hierarch * Archbishop Abondius (Bica) of Brixia [[w:Brescia|Brescia]]* Archbishop Daniil (Mogutnov) of Como [[w:Como|Como]]* Archbishop Boris of Germany   == Hierarchy 1995-96 UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF KIEV== − The composition of the Synod in 1996, before the breakdown of relationship between Milan and Kiev (with Patriarch Filaret (Denysenko))This Hierarchy is officially published in the bulletins of the Patriarchate of Kiev (see website of the Synodof Milan where they are currently available) :'''Italy''' ::* Metropolitan EVLOGHIOS of Milan, First Hierarch ::* Archbishop Vigilij of Paris ::* Archbishop GREGORIJ OF TURIN (deceased)::*[Bishop Vassilij of Ostia::* Bishop Vladimir of St. Julius Island :*'''Canada''' ::* Archbishop Lazar (Puhalo) of Ottawa:: * Bishop Varlaam (Novakshonoff) of Vancouver '''Православна Церква Милана, Аквілєї i Західної Європи и Канади'''[http://sangiulio.org/church/holy-synod-1996/] ==References== <small><div><references/></div></small>  == External links ==* [http://www.mediolanum.me OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF ORTHODOX ARCHBISHOPRIC OF MILAN AND LONGOBARDY - METROPOLIA OF AQUILEIA, WEATERN EUROPE AND CANADA (Italian - Russian - English)]* [http://www.orthodoxwestmediolanum.netme Official Website of the Autonomous Orthodox Church of Milan (Holy Synod of Milan)](Italian - Russian - English)* [http://ihtis.wordpress.com News from the Milan Synod Archbishopric maintained by Bp Abbondio of Como] (Italian and Romanian) [[Category:Jurisdictions]][[Category:Old Calendarist Jurisdictions]]
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