Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles (2011 - Present) - Religious GroupReligious Family: Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox)
Religious Tradition: Orthodox
Description: The Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles is an ultraconservative Old Calendarist (also known as “True Orthodox”) Church body which rejects the use of the “New” (Gregorian) Church calendar, condemns ecumenical relations with other – non-Orthodox – Christian Churches, and is not in communion with mainstream Orthodox Churches. Originally, this group was part of the True Orthodox Church of Greece, then it joined another Old Calendarist group called the Holy Synod of Milan. In February of 2011, the Synod of Milan granted the Metropolia an autonomous self-governing status. In April 2011, after the Holy Synod of Milan released a statement about fraternal relations with the Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate), the Metropolia ceased communion with and broke entirely from the Holy Synod of Milan. The reason for separation was "the fact that the European Metropolia ('Milan Synod in Europe') broke communion with her sister churches, over her desire to unite with the World Orthodox Patriarchate of Moscow, which has been condemned by the European Metropolia's former Sister Synods in America, Greece, Bulgaria, and Russia." The Metropolia also issued a clergy confession reiterating its full rejection of Ecumenism, Sergianism, Modernism, and the New Calendar. The Metropolia is a member of the International Union of Genuine Orthodox Churches. Headquartered at Holy Name Abbey (West Milford, NJ), the Metropolia has churches in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines.
Official Site: https://orthodoxmetropolia.org/
Connections: Autonomous Orthodox Metropolia of North and South America and the British Isles
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