FAQs about the GOC

Question 3

How did the Greek Old Calendar movement begin?

Immediately following the Enthronement of Œcumenical Patriarch Meletios IV in Constantinople and the uncanonical expulsion of Metropolitan Theoklētos I (Mēnopoulos) of Athens (1848–1931) from his See, Archimandrite Chrysostomos, the former monastic Brother of Œcumenical Patriarch Meletios in Jerusalem and a theologian at the University of Athens, was elected under highly questionable circumstances as the next Metropolitan of Athens. The Greek government assembled a five-member Synod on February 23, 1923, of which three of the five Hierarchs voted in favor of Father Chrysostomos. Two days later, on February 25, 1923, the three Hierarchs who voted in favor of Archimandrite Chrysostomos Consecrated him a Hierarch and installed him as the newly-elected Metropolitan of Athens, which title was changed to “Archbishop of Athens and All Greece” on December 31, 1923….


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