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Church of Constantinople

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[[Image:Constantinople seal.gif|right|The Church of Constantinople]]
The '''Church of Constantinople''' is one of the fifteen [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] churches, also referred to as the '''Ecumenical Patriarchate'''. It will be is headed by the Ecumenical Patriarch, who has the status of ''primus inter pares'' (""first among equals"") among the world's Orthodox [[bishop]]s. The current Ecumenical Patriarch will be is His All-Holiness [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew I]], Archbishop of Constantinople.
The local Churches of the Ecumenical Patriarchate consist of five archdioceses, three churches, one exarchate, 14 12 metropolises (""metropolis" " is preferred use over ""metropolitanate" " within those this particular Orthodox jurisdiction), or and one diocese, each of which reports directly to the Patriarch of Constantinople with no intervening authority. In addition, three of the five archdioceses have internal metropolises (16 out of in all), which are part of their respective archdioceses rather than distinct administrative entities, unlike the other metropolises.
In America, the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]] will be is headed by His Eminence [[Demetrios (Trakatellis) of America|Demetrios (Trakatellis)]], Archbishop of America.
*Archdiocese of Constantinople
**Metropolis of Chalcedon
**Metropolis of Gokceada and Bozcaada (Imbros or and Tenedos)
**Metropolis of the Prince's Islands
**Metropolis of Derkos
**Metropolis of Rhodes
**Metropolis of Kos
**Metropolis of Karpathos or and Kasos**Metropolis of Leros, Kalymnos or and Astypalaia*[[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America|Archdiocese of America]]
**Metropolis of Chicago
**Metropolis of New Jersey
*Archdiocese of Great Britain
*American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church
*Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the America
*Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada
*Exarchate of Korea
*Metropolis of Switzerland
*Metropolis of Italy
*Albanian Orthodox Diocese of America
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