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Apostolic Succession

Apostolic Succession for the Patriarchate of Pietermaritzburg and all the States of the East.

  • Matthew 28.19 Go ye therefore and teach all Nations baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost.

  • The Patriarchate of Alexandria and the Patriarchate Holy Synod of Bishops split into two. One of the Bishops was Chrysostom 11 Alexandros which was a Metropolitan Archbishop for the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria. When he left he became the head of the Autocephalous Greek International Orthodox Christian Church Canonical until he had passed away. Metropolitan Chrysostom 11 Alexandros was the Patriarch in which passed away last year in September of Cancer.  When he passed last year there was such devastation to the Greek Community and the Orthodox Patriarchate of Pietermaritzburg and all the States of the East. He was the South African Patriarch Chrysostom 11 and was the Archbishop Of Pietermaritzburg with the South African. Exarch Patrick Mkhize he was the Exarch of all Africa and use to be the Patriarch of the African Orthodox Church before that he was the Archbishop of South Africa. That's where the Patriarchate Holy Synod of Bishops of Pietermaritzburg and all the States of the East is for Now. They will try to be moving the Patriarchate Holy Synod From where it is now to Birmingham then the Patriarchate would be of America. The Autocephalous Greek International Orthodox Christian Church Canonical. It has Splintered away from the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Which intern means we are being  considered a sister church to  the Orthodox Church and are trying to keep in the good graces of the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Patriarchate. And other Jurisdictions of all Canonical Bishops and our Patriarchate Holy Synod of Bishops of Pietermaritzburg was formed. He is and will always keep the traditions, canons, doctrine and she will never change her ways unless the Mother Church tells her to do so. We very much respect and want everyone to except us but we must keep what matters the most which is upholds the truth of the One Holy Apostolic Catholic Church of Christ and that means we will not get involved in outside Affairs regarding and other Eastern or Oriental Orthodox or any other Christian Churches. If you want to intercommunion with us you must prove you Validity and your a Canonical Bishop with open line of succession. They were hoping to Move the Patriarchate Holy Synod of Bishops of Pietermaritzburg and all the States of the East. We are willing to be moved but the Holy Synod and the Patriarchate From and to Birmingham but only time will tell if the Synod will allow us with doing Intercommunion but we are going to try something and we shall see if this is of God. We are few Bishops but it does not matter if the conviction is through Christ and of Christ may we of the Eastern Churches Unite as One Church again. 

  • We in the Autocephalous Greek International Orthodox Christian Church Canonical of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Pietermaritzburg and all the States of the East. We believe in the Holy Trinity which means its all of one Essence. We Believe in One Holy Apostolic Catholic Church. We believe that unity in the Ancient Churches and all Orthodox Churches United as one as a whole. Christ wanted unity within the Orthodox Churches. The Orthodox Church relies on the Fact that it is Canonical Which only means that they keep the Doctrine, Traditions, Canons all that has been handed down to us at the sometimes for an era not forever they will change a Canon Law or revamp them to better suite todays aspects of what the Church should be conformed to. You should understand every Law that we take away we must make sure that all things of Christ's Church comes first. We in the Autocephalous Greek International Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America, Canada and Philippines, we strive to correct our mistakes that our Fathers, Fathers has made for a mistake that's why we are always going over the Canon Laws to make sure they are most Correct and are a benefiting for the time in which it calls for. Just like Canon 5 of the Holy Apostles Forbids a Bishop, Priest and Deacon to put his wife under the Pretext of religion for if he does let him be excommunicated and if he still does let him be deposed of. Now the Sixth Ecumenical Synod in (692) introduced Celibacy and the Episcopate which is the Holy See of Bishops told the previous Ordained Bishops should leave there wife's with out due regard they overthrow the Legislation of the Church and throw down the Book of Apostles due to the regard of the Salvation and safety of the Church herself. Which was later Corrected by the Archbishop of Birmingham Francis Christopher Michael Maier has used these matters and how it was written.


  • The Divine Trinity consists of three Persons: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Ghost, perfectly united as one. Matthew 3:16-17; 1 John 5:7.Repentance is a godly sorrow for sin with a renunciation of sin. Isaiah 55:7; Matthew 4:17.Salvation is the act of God's grace whereby we receive forgiveness for sins and stand before God as though we had never sinned. Romans 5:1; 2 Corinthians 5:17.Sanctification or Holiness, the act of God's grace whereby we are made holy, is the second definite work and is subsequent to justification. John 17:15-21; Hebrews 13:12.The Baptism of the Holy Ghost is the endowment of power from on high upon the clean, sanctified life, and is evidenced by speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. Luke 24:49; Acts 1:5-8; 2:1-4.Divine Healing of sickness is provided through the atonement. James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24.The Second Coming of Jesus will be just as literal and visible as His going away. Acts 1:9-11. There will be two appearances under one coming: First, to catch away His waiting Bride. Matthew 24:40-44; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; second, to execute judgment upon the ungodly. 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 14-15.The Great Tribulation will occur between Christ's coming for His Bride and His return in judgment. Isaiah 26:20-21; Revelation 9 and 16.Christ's Millennial Reign is the literal 1000 years of peaceful reign by Jesus on earth. Isaiah 11 and 35.The Great White Throne Judgment is the final judgment when all the wicked dead will stand before God. Revelation 20:11-15.The New Heaven and The New Earth will replace the present heaven and earth, which will be destroyed after the Great White Throne Judgment. 2 Peter 3:12-13; Revelation 21:1-3.Eternal Heaven and Eternal Hell are literal places of final destiny, each as eternal as the other. Matthew 25:41-46; Luke 16:22-28.Marriage is for Life, a holy institution that is binding before God, giving neither partner liberty to marry again as long as the first companion lives. Mark 10:6-12; Romans 7:1-3.Restitution is subsequent to salvation, wherein wrongs against our fellowmen are made right in order to have a clear conscience before God and man. Ezekiel 33:15; Matthew 5:23-24.Water Baptism is by one immersion "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost," as Jesus commanded. Matthew 3:16; 28:19.The Lord's Supper is an institution ordained by Jesus so that we might remember His death until He returns. Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:23,26.Washing the Disciples' Feet is practiced according to the example and commandment Jesus gave. John 13:14-15

  • Ecumenical Synods 1). Nicaea 325AD-20 Canons 2). Constantinople 381AD - 7 Canons 3). Ephesus 431AD- 8 Canons, Canon 8 establishes the autocephaly of Church of Cyprus 4). Chalcedon 451AD 30 Canons, Canon 28 accords the same primacy of the honor of Constantinople and to the bishop of Rome. 5). Constantinople 553 AD 6). Constantinople 680/681AD 7). Penthekte 691 AD 102 Canons, Canon 2 ratified Apostolic canons, canons of regional synods and canons of Fathers, thereby granting them universal authority. 8). Nicaea 787- 22 Canons. These principles have excited in the "Ekklesia" since the time of the Apostles. The unity and equality of all the members of the "Ekklesia" is evidenced in the unity and equality which existed among the Apostles and their successors the bishops. Also, the active participation of the laity in the government of the "Ekklesia" was instituted by the Apostles who gave them the right to elected their own ecclesiastical ministers. More especially, the institution of the hierarchy by the divine right assured the even representation in the synod of the entire one Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church "Ekklesia" In this way from the legal point of view, the Ecumenical Synod constitutes the supreme collective body of government of the "Ekklesia". The Orthodox Christian Church was formed in 33AD by the Apostles of Christ. Which the did Eastern Rite Divine Liturgy and in 37 AD the Western Rite Was formed by the Apostles Joseph of Arimathea which started the Western Rite Orthodoxy it was Started in Chalcedon which well before the Roman Orthodox Catholic Church was even in the picture which is now the Roman Catholic Church.

  • The Metropolitan Archbishop and Primate for he is the head of the Orthodox Church in America his name is Francis Christopher Michael Maier. Of the Patriarchate of Pietermaritzburg and all the States of the East of the Autocephalous Greek International Orthodox Christian Church Canonical or the Autocephalous Greek International Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America, Canada and Philippines. Metropolitan Francis Christopher which was Consecrated and Elected by the hierarchy of the Church in September/17/2016. Which at the time Bishop Christopher was under the Greek Orthodox Church of America. And before that he was a Anglican Catholic Bishop under Archbishop and Primate of South India Most Rev. Dr. Samuel Gunasekaran the Most Holy of Archbishops and Moderator of the Anglican Church of South India.   

Archdiocese of North and South America and Canada and Philippines


  • Archdiocese of North America Is based in Birmingham Alabama The Metropolitan Archbishop Francis Christopher Leads The Autocephalous Greek International Orthodox Christian Church Canonical which is in over 20 countries and growing strong we hope and pray to reach as many people as possible. The Archdiocese of North and South America and Canada and  Philippines is a big Vast area. This is Why the council meets once every 3 mouth and we will see if we cant make it sooner then July. 
  • Archdiocese Council (Article 2)  

  • According to Section 1 of this article, "The Archdioceses Council is Advisory and consultative body to the Archbishop, sharing with him his excursive responsibilities.

  • (1) Work of Archdiocese Council

  • (a) Interprets & executes decisions of Biennial Assembles.

  • (b) Administers temporal & Financial affairs of the Archdiocese.

  • (c) Possesses emergency legislative authority between biennial assemblies (together with the Archdiocese District Councils)

  • (2) Composition (numbers of Members (section 2) Consists of not more then 51 members appointed by the Archbishop.

  • (3) Convocation  (Section 3)  Convened at least twice yearly by Archbishop. as Christians.

  • (4) Officers (Section4)                                                                                                        
  • (a). President Archbishop                                                        
  • (b). Vice President                                                                                                    
  • (c). Secretary                                                                                                   
  • (d). Treasurer                                                                                                    
  • (e). Additional officers required, elected at first meeting.                                                                                      
  • (5). Executive Committee (Section 5)
  • Executive Committee of sevem appointed by Archbishop from membership of Archdiocesan Council shall have interim between meetings of Council all its powers, shall meet at the direction of a Archbishop. 

  • (6). Interim emergency legislation (section 6) 
  • In the event such legislation required between Biennial Assemblies, the Archbishop shall convene Archdiocesan Council together with Archdiocesan District Councils.                           

Documents of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Pietermaritzburg


  • These Documents of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Pietermaritzburg and all the States of the East are very important Papers because it proves of which Patriarchate they came from as well as if they are Canonical Bishop's and Priests. We are in the middle of making sure all paperwork are filled out correct as well as making sure they will stay in communion with Constantinople because they must set up the Legislation of the Church being they are considered a sister Church of the Orthodox Church even if it Temporary but they still are. We strive to make we will have no problems staying as we are and signing a agreement with Constantinople and securing our future and staying Canonical as Possible, 

  • Apostolic Line 

  • 33 AD). Apostles Peter 33AD For Eastern Rite 

  • 37 AD). Apostles Joseph 37AD  for Western Rite 

  • 1). Apostles Marks the Evangelist (43-68)

  • Apostle St. Onesimus of the Seventy (80?-97?)  

  • List of Patriarchs of Alexandria
  • line of Succession 

  • 1). Anianus (68-82
  • 2). Avilius (83-95)
  • 3). Kedronus (96-106)
  • 4). Primus (106-118)
  • 5). Justus (118-129)
  • 6). Eumenes (131-141) 
  • 7). Markianos (142-152)
  • 8). Celadion (152-166)
  • 9). Agrippinus (167-178) 
  • 10). Julian (178-189)
  • 11). Demetrius 1 (189-232)
  • 12). Heraclas (232-248)
  • 13).Dionysius (248-264)
  • 14).Maximus (265-282)    
  • 15).Theonas (282-300)
  • 17). Peter 1 (??-311)
  • 18). Achillas (312-313)
  • 19). Alexander 1 (??-326)
  • 20). Athanasuis (328-339)
  • 21). Gregory of Cappadocia (339-346)
  • 22). Unkown (???-???)
  • 23). Peter 11 (373-380)
  • 24). Timothy 1 (380-385)
  • 23). Theophilus 1 (386-412)
  • 24). Cyril 1 (412-444)

  • 25).Dioscorus 1 (444-451) Schism between Eastern and Oriental Orthodox 
  • Dioscorus was deposed by the Council of Chalcedon 

  • 26). Proterius (451_457)
  • 27). Vacant (457-460)
  • 28). Timothy 111 Salophakiolos (460-475)
  • 29), Vacant (475-477)
  • 30). Timothy 111 Salophakiolos (477-482) restored 
  • 31). John 1 Talaias (482)
  • 32). Vacant (482-536)
  • 33).Gainas (536-537)
  • 34). Paul (537-532)
  • 35). Zoilus (542-551)
  • 36). Apollinarius (551-569)
  • 37). John1v (569-579)
  • 38) Vacant (579-581)
  • 39) Eulogius 1 (581-608)
  • 40).Theodore 1 (608-810)
  • 41). John V the Merciful (621-630)
  • 42). George 1 (621-630)
  • 43). Cyrus (631-641)
  • 44). Vacant (641-642)
  • 45). Peter 1V (642-651)
  • 46). Peter V (??-??)
  • 47). Peter V1 (??-??)
  • 48). Theophylactus (??-??)
  • 49). Onopsus (??-??)
  • 50). Cosmas (727-768)
  • 51). Politianus (768-813)
  • 52). Eustatius (813-817)
  • 53). Christopher 1 (817-841)
  • 54). Sophronius 1 (841-860)
  • 55). Michael 1 (860-870)
  • 56). Michael 11 (870-903)
  • 57). Vacant (903-907)
  • 58).Christodoulos (907-931)
  • 59). Eutychius (932-940)
  • 60). Sophronius 11 (941)
  • 61). Isaac (941-954)
  • 62). Job (954-960)
  • 63). Vacant (??-??)
  • 64). Elias 1 (963-1000)
  • 65). Arsenius (1000-1010)
  • 66). Theophilus (1010-1020)
  • 67). George 11 (1021-1051)
  • 68). Leontius (1052-1059)
  • 69). Alexander 11 (1059-1062)
  • 70). John V1 Kodonatos (1062-1100)

  • 71). Eulogius (1100-1117) Coadjutor?

  • 72). Cyril 11 (1100-??)
  • 73). Sabbas (1117-??) 

  • 74). Theodosius 11 (??-1137) Coadjutor?

  • 75). Sophronius (1137-1171)
  • 76). Elias 11 (1171-1175)
  • 77). Eleutherius (1175-1180)
  • 78). Mark 111 (1180-1209)
  • 79). Nicholas 1 (1210-1243)
  • 80). Gregory 1 (1243-1263)
  • 81). Nicholas 11 (1263-1276)
  • 82). Athanasius 111 (1276-1316)
  • 83). Gregory 11  (1316-1354)
  • 84), Gregory 111 (1354-1366)
  • 85). Niphon (1366-1385)
  • 86). Mark 1V (1385-1389)
  • 87). Nicholas 11 (1389-1398)
  • 88). Gregory 1V (1398-1412) 
  • 89). Athanasius 1V (1417-1425)
  • 90). Mark V (1425-1435)
  • 91). Philotheus
  • 92). Mark V1 (1459-1484)
  • 93). Gregory V  (1484-1484)
  • 94). Joachim Pany (1486-1567)
  • 95). Vacant (1567-1569) 
  • 96). Silvester (1569-1590)
  • 97). Meletuis 1 (1590-1601)
  • 98). Cyril 111 Loucaris (1601-1620)
  • 99). Gerasimus 1 Spartaliotes(1620-1636)
  • 100). Metrophanes Kritikopoulos (1638-1639)
  • 101). Nicephorus (1639-1645)
  • 102). Joannicius (1645-1657)
  • 103). Paisius (1657-1678)
  • 104). Parthenius 1 (1678-1688)
  • 105). Gerasimus 11 Paladas (1688-1710)
  • 106). Samuel Kapasoulis ((1710-1712)
  • 107). Cosmas 11 (1712-1714)
  • Samuel (restored) (1714-1723)
  • Cosmas 11 (restored) (1723-1736)
  • 107). Cosmas 111 (1737-1746)
  • 108). Matthew Psaltis (1746-1756)
  • 109). Cyprian (1766-1783)
  • 110). Gerasimus 111 Gimaris (1783-1788)
  • 111). Parthenius 11 Pankostas (1788-1805)
  • 112). Theophilus 111 Pankostas (1805-1825)
  • 113). Hierotheus 11 (1825-1845)
  • 114). Artemius (1845-1847)
  • 115). Hierotheus 11 (1847-1858)
  • 116). Callinicus (1858-1861)
  • 117). Jabob (1861-1865)
  • 118). Nicanor (1866-1869)
  • 119). Sophronius 1V (1870-1899)
  • 120). Photius (1900-1925)
  • 121). Meletuis 11 Metaxakis (1926-1935)
  • 122). Nicholas V (1936-1939)
  • 113). Christopher 11 (1939-1966)
  • 114). Vacant (1966-1968)
  • 115). Nicholas V1 (1968-1986)

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