The Synod of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece, under the presidency of His Beatitude, the ever-memorable Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Athens and All-Greece through its Synodal Act, of Oct 2/15, 2003 Protocol Number 719 established an Eparchial Synod for the Church in America with Metropolitan Pavlos of America as its President.
The members of the Eparchial Synod are:
George Kamberidis, Protopresbyter
Communications with the Eparchial Synod are to be made through the Chief-Secretary.
Fr. George Kamberidis
Ἡ Ἱερὰ Σύνοδος τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῶν Γνησίων Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν, ὑπὸ τὴν προεδρίαν τοῦ ἀειμνήστου Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Ἀθηνῶν καὶ πάσης Ἑλλάδος κ.κ. Χρυσοστόμου Β', διὰ τῆς Συνοδικῆς πράξεως τῆς 2ας/15ης Ὀκτωβρίου 2003 ἀριθμοῦ πρωτ. 719, ἴδρυσε Ἐπαρχιακὴν Σύνοδον διὰ τὴν ἐν Ἀμερικῇ Ἐκκλησίαν ὑπὸ τὴν προεδρίαν τοῦ Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολίτου Ἀμερικῆς κ. Παύλου.
Τὰ μέλη τῆς Ἐπαρχιακῆς Συνόδου εἶναι:
Γεώργιος Καμπερίδης, Πρωτοπρεσβύτερος
Ἐπικοινωνίαι μὲ τὴν Ἐπαρχιακὴν Σύνοδον νὰ γίνουν διὰ μέσου τοῦ Ἀρχιγραμματέως.
π. Γεώργιος Καμπερίδης
Above, the Eparchial Synod at Its Summer Session, 2017
THE HOLY SYNOD
† KALLINIKOS of Athens
† Metropolitan AKAKIOS of Attica and Diauleia
† Metropolitan ATHANASIOS of Larisa and Platamon
† Metropolitan JUSTIN of Euripus and Euboea
† Metropolitan GERONTIOS of Piraeus and Salamis
† Metropolitan CHRYSOSTOMOS of Attica and Boeotia
† Metropolitan GREGORY of Thessalonica
† Metropolitan PHOTIOS of Demetrias
† Metropolitan MOSES of Toronto
† Metropolitan DEMETRIUS of America
† Metropolitan CYPRIAN of Oropos and Phyle
† Bishop AMBROSE of Philippi
† Bishop AMBROSE of Methone
† Bishop MICHAEL of Nora
† Bishop SILVANO of Luni
† Bishop CLEMENT of Gardikion
† Bishop AUXENTIOS of Etna and Portland
† Bishop THEODOSIOS of Bresthena
† Bishop CHRISTODOULOS of Theoupolis
† Metropolitan MAXIMOS of Thessalonica and Demetrias, emeritus
† Metropolitan PAVLOS of America, emeritus
† Metropolitan CHRYSOSTOMOS of Etna, emeritus
† Bishop SERGIOS of Portland, emeritus
† Bishop CHRYSOSTOMOS of Christianoupolis
† Bishop JOHANNES of Makarioupolis
† Bishop GEORGE of Alania, emeritus
Above, at the Holy Synod's first meeting of the new ecclesiastical year, 2013, from left to right: Their Eminences and Graces - Demetrius of America, Photios of Marathon, Moses of Toronto, Gerontios of Piraeus & Salamis, Maximos of Thessalonica, His Beatitude, Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens & All Greece, Athanasios of Larisa & Platamon, Chrysostom of Attica & Boeotia, Gregory of Christianoupolis, and Theodosios of Bresthena.
Above, during His Eminence's, Metropolitan Pavlos of America (Emeritus), visit to Greece, 2013, from left to right: Their Eminences and Graces - Photios of Marathon, Gerontios of Piraeus & Salamis, Athanasios of Larisa & Platamon, His Beatitude, Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens & All Greece, Pavlos of America (Emeritus), Chrysostom of Attica & Boeotia, Gregory of Christianoupolis, and Theodosios of Bresthena.
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