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1. Churches

Greece is a unidenominational country, with the vast majority of citizens belonging to the Orthodox Church of Greece. Constitutionally, this church represents the “dominant,” established religion. The church is divided into some 80 bishoprics. The number fluctuates as provinces are divided when the population increases. Control is exercised by the Synod of the Hierarchy, comprising the members of the Holy Hierarchy, or all the metropolitans. The 12-member Permanent…

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Savramis, Demosthenes and Papademetriou, George C., “Greece”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_G216>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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