Greek Metropolis of Bratsk

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Greek Metropolis of Bratsk
Metropolitan Konstantinos of Bratsk
Bratsk, Fiefdom of Yugozemie

The Greek Metropolis of Bratsk is part of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople and watches over the Greek faithful of the Grand Duchy of Tarasovka. The seat of the Metropolis is located in the city of Bratsk, on the southern shores of the Fiefdom of Yugozemie.

Greek Eparchy of Bratsk

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A Greek Orthodox church in Bratsk.


Formerly, the Greek Metropolis was known as the Greek Eparchy of Bratsk, formed by Orthodox faithful that fled persecution by Roman Catholics in Pantocratoria. The Taraskovyan Church welcomed these migrants and offered them support and aid, namely in setting up an efficient Church structure to cater for the faithful.

Canonical Structure

The Greek Eparchy was largely autonomous from the Taraskovyan Church. The Greek Episcop (Bishop) of Bratsk was invested by the Patriarch of Vigvar and all Taraskovya, yet the Patriarch most often invested a candidate supported and nominated by the Greek clergy. Whilst this system was not official at first, it became a custom as years passed by. Once invested, the Greek Episcop of Bratsk was largely autonomous from the Patriarch and the Taraskovyan Church, even if, by tradition, the Greek Episcop would not act contrary to the will of the Vigvar Patriarchate. The liturgy was given in both Greek and Church Slavonic.

Many of the descendants of the original refugees turned to the Taraskovyan Church due to questions of practicality. Yet, a solid core of several million faithful that firmly considered themselves as Greek remained.

Greek Metropolis of Bratsk

Following the restoration of Orthodoxy in Pantocratoria, the Greek Eparchy of Bratsk expressed its wish to rejoin with the Mother Church. The Taraskovyan Church gladly agreed, and the Greek Eparchy was transformed into the Greek Metropolis, which lost its large autonomy, but kept the right to offer liturgies in Church Slavonic.