The Eastern Orthodox Churches

Concise Histories with Chronological Checklists of Their Primates


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About the Book

This guide to the Eastern Orthodox churches of the world is presented in alphabetical order by their chief sees or national boundaries. Each entry includes a brief summary of the church’s history; the location, number, and language of its members; the official title of the primate; the language used in the church; primary sources for the entry; and a chronology of the reigns of the church’s primates from its founding to the present day.
A concise preface explains the criteria used to include churches in the book and the process by which the entries were created. Descriptions of more than 75 churches make up the bulk of the volume.
Following the individual entries are tables presenting comparative names of the primates (rendered in transcriptions of their original languages); statistical information about the primates (most common names, longest reigns); and current hierarchs as of 2004, arranged by church, date of accession, and date of birth. A glossary, selected bibliography and general index complete the work.

About the Author(s)

The late Michael Burgess was the retired head of technical services and collection development at California State University, San Bernardino. He was the author of numerous reference works, and also wrote literary and historical fiction. He lived in San Bernardino, California.

Bibliographic Details

Michael Burgess
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 332
Bibliographic Info: tables, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [2005]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6081-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0695-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

I. Church of Aght’amar      5
II. Church of Aghunie      8
III. Church of Albania      12
IV. Coptic Church of Alexandria      14
V. Coptic Catholic Church of Alexandria      20
VI. Greek Church of Alexandria      22
VII. Latin Church of Alexandria      27
VIII. Churches of America      29
IX. Greek Church of Antioch      33
X. Greek Melkite Catholic Church of Antioch      39
XI. Latin Church of Antioch      45
XII. Maronite Church of Antioch      48
XIII. Syrian Catholic Church of Antioch      52
XIV. Syrian Orthodox “Jacobite” Church of Antioch      57
XV. Church of Armenia      63
XVI. Church of Assyria (Church of the East)      69
XVII. Churches of Austria-Hungary (Cernovci, Karlovci, Sibiu)      76
XVIII. Chaldean Church of Babylon      83
XIX. Church of Belarus      89
XX. Church of Bulgaria      91
XXI. Church of China      97
XXII. Armenian Apostolic Church of Cilicia      98
XXIII. Armenian Catholic Church of Cilicia      101
XXIV. Armenian Church of Constantinople      103
XXV. Greek Church of Constantinople (Ecumenical Patriarchate)      107
XXVI. Latin Church of Constantinople      119
XXVII. Church of Crete      123
XXVIII. Church of Cyprus      126
XXIX. Church of Czechoslovakia      132
XXX. Church of Eritrea      134
XXXI. Church of Estonia      135
XXXII. Church of Ethiopia      138
XXXIII. Church of Finland      145
XXXIV. Church of Georgia      147
XXXV. Church of Greece      154
XXXVI. Churches of India      160
XXXVII. Church of Japan      177
XXXVIII. Armenian Church of Jerusalem      179
XXXIX. Greek Church of Jerusalem      183
XL. Latin Church of Jerusalem      188
XLI. Church of Latvia      190
XLII. Church of Macedonia (Ohrid)      193
XLIII. Church of Moldova      198
XLIV. Church of Montenegro      200
XLV. Church of Poland      203
XLVI. Church of Romania      205
XLVII. Church of Rome      209
XLVIII. Church of Russia      218
XLIX. Church of Serbia (PeW)      225
L. Church of the Sinai      230
LI. Churches of Ukraine      233

Appendix 1. Name Variants      243
Appendix 2. Statistical Comparisons      251
Appendix 3. Current Hierarchs by Church      253
Appendix 4. Current Hierarchs by Date of Accession      257
Appendix 5. Current Hierarchs by Date of Birth      259

Selected Bibliography      261
Index of Primates      267

Book Reviews & Awards

“useful”—ARBA; “commendable…important and helpful volume…valuable and unique”—Eastern Ecclesial Polity.