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  1. The Church of Greece ( Greek: Ἐκκλησία τῆς Ἑλλάδος, romanized : Ekklēsía tē̂s Helládos, IPA: [ekliˈsi.a tis eˈlaðos] ), part of the wider Greek Orthodox Church, is one of the autocephalous churches which make up the communion of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.

    • Prevailing Religion of Greece
    • Church Hierarchy
    • Clergy and Monastics
    • Old Calendarists
    • History
    • Administration and Hierarchy of The Throne
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    Ad­her­ence to the Or­tho­dox Church was es­tab­lished as a de­fin­i­tive hall­mark of Greek eth­nic iden­tity al­ready in the first mod­ern Greek con­sti­tu­tion, the "Ep­i­dau­rus Law" of 1822, dur­ing the Greek War of In­de­pen­dence. The pre­am­ble of all suc­ces­sive Greek con­sti­tu­tions sim­ply states "In the name of the Holy, Con­sub­stan­...

    Supreme au­thor­ity is vested in the synod of all the dioce­san bish­ops who have met­ro­pol­i­tan sta­tus (the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, Greek: Ἱερὰ Σύν­ο­δος τῆς Ἐκ­κλη­σί­ας τῆς Ἑλλάδος Hierà Sýnodos tês Ekklēsías tês Helládos [ieˈra ˈsinoðos tis ekliˈsias tis eˈlaðos]) under the de jure pres­i­dency of the Arch­bishop of Athensand all...

    As in other Or­tho­dox Churches, male grad­u­ates of sem­i­nar­ies run by the church (and fi­nanced by the Greek State), may be or­dained as dea­cons and even­tu­ally priests. They are al­lowed to marry be­fore their or­di­na­tion as dea­cons, but not af­ter­wards. The vast ma­jor­ity of parish clergy in Greece are mar­ried. Al­ter­na­tively, they ...

    A split (schism) oc­curred within the Church in 1924 when the Holy Synod de­cided to re­place the Old Cal­en­dar (Ju­lian) with a hy­brid cal­en­dar—the so-called "Re­vised Ju­lian Cal­en­dar"—which main­tained a mod­i­fied Ju­lian dat­ing method for Easter while adopt­ing the Gre­go­rian Cal­en­dar date for fixed feasts. Those who re­fused to adop...

    Greece was an early cen­ter of Chris­tian­ity. Upon for­ma­tion of the Pa­tri­ar­chate, the Church was for­merly a part of the Ec­u­meni­cal Pa­tri­ar­chate of Con­stan­tino­ple. Under Ot­toman rule, the Mus­lims had no con­trol over the church. With the es­tab­lish­ment of the Greek king­dom, how­ever, the gov­ern­ment de­cided to take con­trol of...

    Head of the Church of Greece and of the Holy Synod is Arch­bishop Ierony­mos II (Ioan­nis Li­apis), Arch­bishop of Athens and All Greece(2008–).

    Tomkinson, John L., Between Heaven and Earth: The Greek Church, Anagnosis (Athens, 2004) ISBN 960-87186-5-1

    Aderny, Walter F. The Greek and Eastern Churches (1908) online
    Kephala, Euphrosyne. The Church of the Greek People Past and Present(1930)
    Latourette, Kenneth Scott. ' Christianity in a Revolutionary Age, II: The Nineteenth Century in Europe: The Protestant and Eastern Churches.(1959) 2: 479-484; Christianity in a Revolutionary Age, I...
  2. The Greek Orthodox Church is a Christian denomination. It is the largest one in Greece and among Greek people worldwide. It is Eastern Orthodox in doctrine. The Church of Greece is the Greek Orthodox church. Its head is the Archbishop of Athens. There are other Greek Orthodox churches in other countries. Related pages [ change | change source]

  3. The Church of Greece, a member of the Eastern Orthodox Communion, is accorded the status of "prevailing religion" in Greece's constitution. Since 1850, Greek Orthodoxy within Greece is handled by the Church. Its members comprise between 88% and 95-98% of the population, the most recent Pew report gave a percentage of 90% as 2015 numbers.

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    Historically, the term "Greek Orthodox" has been used to describe all Eastern Orthodox churches, since the term "Greek" can refer to the heritage of the Byzantine Empire. During the first eight centuries of Christian history, most major intellectual, cultural, and social developments in the Christian Church took place in the Byzantine Empire or its...

    The Greek Orthodox churches are descended from churches which the Apostles founded in the Balkans and the Middle East during the first century A.D.,as well as maintenance of many ancient church traditions.

    The four ancient patriarchates:
    Autocephaly defended at the Council of Ephesus
    Two modern autocephalous churches:
    Aderny, Walter F. The Greek and Eastern Churches (1908) online
    Constantelos, Demetrios J. Understanding the Greek Orthodox church: its faith, history, and practice(Seabury Press, 1982)
    Fortesque, Adrian. The Orthodox Eastern Church(1929)
    Hussey, Joan Mervyn. The orthodox church in the Byzantine empire (Oxford University Press, 2010) online
  4. English: The Church of Greece is part of the wider Greek Orthodox Church. The canonical territory of the autocephalous Church of Greece is confined to the borders of Greece prior to the Balkan Wars of 1912–1913, with the rest of Greece being subject to the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

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