Church of Greece

Church of Greece

Coat of arms

Founder

The Apostles

Independence

1833

Recognition

Autocephaly recognised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1850.

Primate

Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos II

Headquarters

Athens, Greece

Territory

Greece

Possessions

Language

Greek

Adherents

10,000,000[1]

Website

Orthodox Church of Greece

The Church of Greece (Greek: Ἐκκλησία τῆς Ἑλλάδος Ekklēsía tēs Helládos, IPA:·[ekliˈsia tis eˈlaðos]), part of the wider Greek Orthodox Church, is one of the fifteen autocephalous Eastern Orthodox churches which make up the Orthodox Communion. Its canonical territory 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. However, most of its dioceses are de facto administered as part of the Church of Greece for practical reasons, under an agreement between the churches of Athens and Constantinople.

From: Wikipedia



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