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Each is autocephalous, that is, governed by its own senior bishop known as a patriarch or metropolitan archbishop.
The church was a dependency of the patriarch of Antioch until the Council of Ephesus granted it autocephalous status in 431, with the right to rank immediately after the five ancient patriarchates.
By the 10th century Bulgarian was the language of the church, and in the early 10th century, by decree of Tsar Simeon, it became an autocephalous patriarchate in defiance of Constantinople.
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 Religioscope - > Church Destruction in Belarus
Their Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (BAPTs) was set to have a newly built church consecrated.
Autocephalous, or self-governing, churches get their name from the Greek words meaning "self" and "head" and are independent of other churches.
Antonyuk said the Belarusian Autocephalous Church is a challenge to the Belarusian Orthodox Church, a branch of the Russian Orthodox Church that enjoys official favor in line with President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's stated pro-Russian position.
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At the beginning of the 19th Century there were seven autocephalous or autonomous churches in the Balkans: Four of the Serbian language (Montenegro, the Patriarchate of Carlovitz, the Archbishopric of Belgrade and the autonomous Church of Bosnia-Herzegovina), two Romanian speaking (Romania and Transylvania), and one Romano-Serbian (Rucovina).
With the liberation of Serbia from the Turkish yoke and the recognition of its church as autocephalous by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in 1879, the four Serbian-speaking churches were placed under the Archbishop of Belgrade, who was raised to the rank of patriarch in 1925.
Nonetheless, the emergence of these autocephalous churches was the realization of the adoption since the Council of Nicaea by the Orthodox Church, of dividing its dioceses so that their frontiers coincided with the political frontiers of the provinces or states.
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 Religion in Eastern Europe
In retaliation, the Russian Orthodox church in 1921 defrocked all the autocephalous clergy.
In 1930 the Autocephalous Church was eliminated by Stalin, and their clergy was never to be seen again.
Both the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-KP and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Church claim to be heir to the late Patriarch Mstyslav who had repudiated the 1992 council which had formed the Kiev Patriarchate and had united the two churches before his death.
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The diocese of the Macedonian Autocephalous Orthodox Church shall be concurrent to the borders of the Macedonian national state - the Socialistic Republic of Macedonia.
The Macedonian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, as a part of the one, holy, congregational, and apostlehood Church, shall receive and preserve the Holy Bible, as well as the provisions, in the same manner as the other Autocephalous Orthodox Churches, and shall reject any other teachings preached by other religions.
The Macedonian Autocephalous Orthodox Church shall be conducted in accordance with the Holy Bible, Holy Scripture, The Apostles Rules, the Canons, and the Constitution of the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
www.ohrid.org.mk /eng/istorija/aftokef.htm   (513 words)

 Autocephaly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(The Greek Orthodox Church in North America is not autocephalous, but is subject to the Patriarch of Constantinople, although many are seeking for it to become so.)
While autocephalous does mean self-governing, it literally means "self-headed".
Hence, autocephalous denotes self-headed, or a head unto itself, while autonomous literally means "self-legislated", or a law unto itself.
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 Orthodoxy in America - About Orthodoxy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Orthodox Church is a family of "autocephalous" (self governing) churches, with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople holding titular or honorary primacy as primus inter pares (the first among equals).
The order of precedence in which the autocephalous churches are listed does not reflect their actual influence or numerical importance.
Several of the autocephalous churches are de facto national churches, by far the largest being the Russian Church; however, it is not the criterion of nationality but rather the territorial principle that is the norm of organization in the Orthodox Church.
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 Search Results for autocephalous - Encyclopædia Britannica
The Orthodox Church is a fellowship of “autocephalous” churches (governed by their own head bishops), with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople holding titular or honorary primacy.
In 1879 the Serbian Church was recognized by Constantinople as autocephalous under the primacy of the...
Their church, the Church of Cyprus, is autocephalous (not under the authority of any patriarch); this privilege was granted to Archbishop...
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 A History of the Orthodox Church: The Orthodox Churches In the 19th Century
In 1879 the Serbian Church was recognized by Constantinople as autocephalous under the primacy of the metropolitan of Belgrade.
This prelate, who was also the civil and military leader of the nation, was consecrated either in Austria, or, as in the case of the famous bishop-poet Pyotr II Negosh, in St. Petersburg (1833).
In the Austro-Hungarian empire, two autocephalous churches, with jurisdiction over Serbs, Romanians, and other Slavs, were in existence during the second half of the century.
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 BAOC history
On July 23, 1922, at a Sobor in Miensk, the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Metropolia was resurrected, separate from the Patriarch of Moscow and the Pope of Rome, with Metropolitan Melchisedek, formerly a hierarch of the Muscovite Church, as Primate.
On August 30, 1942, a Sobor was held in Minsk, which reaffirmed the autocephalous status of the Belarusian Church and chose Metropolitan Panteleiman, a hierarch formerly part of the Muscovite Church, as Primate.
On December 19, 1949, Archimandrit Vasil was ordained bishop to assist Archbishop Sjarhej in the administration of the canonically reinstated BAOC.
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 Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The establishment and existence of the autocephalous or national Orthodox Churches is based on the 34-th Apostolic Rule that says: " The bishops of every nation must acknowledge him who is first among them and account him as their head, and do nothing of consequence without his consent;...".
As to the existence of the autocephalous Orthodox Churches outside their homelands the 37-th Rule of the VI-th Ecumenical Council states that the bishops who become exiled, as a result of the occupation of their canonical territories by the barbarians (foreigners), should retain their ecclesiastical powers and authority over their exiled flocks.
Therefore there can be no doubt that the Belarusan Autocephalous Orthodox Church upon the inevitable downfall of the present antinational political regime in Belarus will regain its rightful territory and have its autocephalous status canonically recognized.
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 Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic, Greek Orthodox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Orthodox Church is one of the three major branches of Christianity, which stands in historical continuity with the communities created by the apostles of Jesus in the region of the eastern Mediterranean, and which spread by missionary activity throughout Eastern Europe.
These autocephalous churches share a common faith, common principles of church policy and organization, and a common liturgical tradition.
The autocephalous Orthodox Church in America, officially established in 1970, has as its stated goal the unification of all Orthodox Christians in the U.S. and Canada on a territorial basis.
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 Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The beginnings of the Belarusan Autocephalous Orthodox Church go back to the end of the X-th century when the populations of the ancestral Belarusan principalities, then temporarily conquered by the Varagian prince Vladimir of Kiev, were nominally baptized by the missionaries from Byzantium.
After the allied victory in 1945 ethnically Russian or russophile hierarchs of the Orthodox Belarusian Autocephalous Church (as it was then called) broke their superficial allegiance to the cause of Belarusian autocephaly and in 1946 joined the Russian Orthodox Church in exile.
Their treachery though was rejected and condemned by the majority of the adherents of the BAOC, then living in exile, Thus began the struggle for the restoration of its existence.
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 The Role of the Protos or Primate in the Church of Greece
According to these regulations, the bishops who belong to an autocephalous Metropolitan eparchy and /or to an autocephalous local Church are obliged, for the sake of preserving the unity of the Church and canonical order, to recognize the presiding bishop of the Metropolis, i.e.
Before its autocephaly was proclaimed, the Church of Greece was administered by a five-member Church Council or Synod of bishops voted by the legislature and appointed by the government, as specified by the "Ruling" ("hegemonic") or "Royal" decree of the Fifth National Assembly held in Navplion (15 March 1832).
is autocephalous and is administered by a Holy Synod of the active hierarchs, and by the Standing Holy Synod derived from it, composed as the Constitutional Charter of the Church of Greece specifies, observing the provisions of the Patriarchal Tome of June 29, 1850 and the Patriarchal Act of September 4, 1928".
www.orthodoxresearchinstitute.org /articles/canon_law/christodoulos_athens_protos.htm   (4123 words)

 List of autocephalous and autonomous Churches - OrthodoxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The autocephalous and autonomous Orthodox churches are those churches which have self-government.
Despite the disagreement on which churches have autocephalous or autonomous status, all these churches maintain full communion with one another.
These churches were either formerly autocephalous or autonomous, or in some cases no longer exist.
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 Religioscope - > Belarus - Independent Orthodox Church Bulldozed
Instead, at 8 pm on 1 August, the village was surrounded by troops in camouflage uniforms, all roads were blocked off and the church was destroyed, Keston News Service has learned.
The Autocephalous Orthodox Church has repeatedly been denied registration in Belarus, and various officials have described the Church to Keston as a “non-existent religious group”, despite the fact that it has some 70 parishes in the country.
“The Autocephalous Orthodox Church is persecuted,” Pahonyailo claimed, citing the fines and police harassment of their parishes.
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 Ryan_04_26.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There are 13 Orthodox churches generally accepted as "autocephalous," which in Greek means "self-headed." An autocephalous church possesses the right to resolve all internal problems on its own authority and the ability to choose its own bishops, including the patriarch, archbishop or metropolitan who heads the church.
In practical terms, it functions as an autocephalous church, and its inclusion in the American Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops indicates that it has achieved a certain legitimacy among Orthodox churches in the United States and Canada.
Fifteen years later, in 1980, the dialogue of charity was upgraded to a "dialogue of truth" with the establishment of a formal theological dialogue in which each of the autocephalous churches is represented by a bishop and a theologian on the Orthodox side, with a corresponding number of representatives on the Catholic side.
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 Serbian Orthodox Church --  Encyclopædia Britannica
autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent, member of the Eastern Orthodox communion, located primarily in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
ecclesiastically independent, or autocephalous, church of the Eastern Orthodox communion, recognized as such by its mother church in Russia; it adopted its present name on April 10, 1970.
autocephalous, or ecclesiastically independent, member of the Eastern Orthodox communion, created in 1951 by the patriarchate of Moscow.
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 The Standing Episcopal Conference (AUOCIA) - Metropolitan +ILARION and the UAOC
The SEC is under the auspices of the Autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church in America, a part of the worldwide Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church which was granted its Canonical Autocephaly by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in 1924.
After all, Canon 28 itself, of the Fourth Ecumenicial Council, upon which the subordination of the Ukrainian Church to the Patriarchate of Constantinople was based, is doubtful and unclear, and was not a universal rule, not being generally accepted by all the Churches of the time.
Besides this, Patriarch +TIKHON himself on November 20, 1920, by his official decree gave voluntary approval to autocephalous governing of the Ukrainian Church, recognizing that this was essential for the well-being of the Church and acquiescing to the demands of the whole Ukrainian Nation as well as the Clergy and the Episcopate.
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 Religious Groups That Use 'Orthodox' in Their Names...
It does not appear to be in communion with the 15 autocephalous and 4 autonomous churches that comprise canonical Orthodoxy.
Autocephalous Macedonian Orthodox Church - Once under the canonical Serbian Orthodox Church, the Macedonian church has been fully independent since 1967, and is not in communion with the world's canonical autocephalous and autonomous Orthodox churches.
Autocephalous (self-governing) Orthodox Jurisdiction of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
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 Welcome to the Protection of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
The Hierarchical Sobor [Assembly] of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) discussed the possibility of the unification of the UAOC with other Ukrainian Orthodox churches into a single Ukrainian national Orthodox church.
All the hierarchs of the UAOC and members of the Patriarchal Council participated in the sobor, which was held in the Patriarchal Building in Kyiv on 11 August 2005.
The sobor highly praised and expressed deep gratitude to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko and Ukraine's government for their assistance and support in the unification process of the Ukrainian Orthodox churches into a single national Orthodox church for the consolidation of the Ukrainian nation and strengthening Orthodoxy on the territory of Ukraine.
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 Religious - Christian - Belarus and Ukraine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ukrainska Avtokefalna Pravoslavna Tserkva [Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church].
Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church - Ukrainska Avtokefalna Pravoslavna Tserkva - Ukrainskaia Autokefalnaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov.
Archdiocese of Tarpon Springs and West Palm Beach of the Holy Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church in Exile.
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 Macedonia FAQ: The Archbishopric of Ohrid and the Macedonian Orthodox Church
This autocephalous church has existed, first at Prespa and then in Ohrid, since the time of Czar Samuil and his descendants as the spiritual institution of that empire.
In the Ottoman state the archbishops of Ohrid, particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries, took on the role of popular leaders in the movement for liberation, carrying on talks, predominantly with Austria, concerning the formation of a state for the captive Christians, primarily the Macedonians.
In the course of their struggle for their own language, the ecclesiastical and educational districts in Macedonia from the mid-19th century onwards sought also the revival of the ecclesiastical institution, which had been discontinued in 1767.
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 Old Roman Catholic Validity
In 1717, the Theological Faculty at Paris acknowledged their autocephalous status, which came to be known as the Leonine Privilege.
In 1853, Pope Pius IX decided there was no legal way to defeat their autocephalous status, so he installed Bishops to compete with the canonically established Bishops.
In 1717 the Theologians from around the world were determined that no new attacks would be made and publicly confirmed their autocephalous status at the Theological Faculty at Paris which became known as the Leonine Privilege.
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 Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the USA~Sobornopravna.
The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the USA (SOBRONOPRAVNA) is part of the historical Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, begun in Ukraine in 1921 and which continues in the Western Hemisphere and now again in the Motherland today.
The Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in the USA Sobornopravna also has a continuing relationship to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Western Ukraine.
Archbishop Mykola, retired as Archbishop of Berlin-Brandenburg continues to serve faithful of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church in several regions of Germany.
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