Existing Dioceses, Religious Orders
Please note that membership extends to Orthodox bishops who have a functioning diocese or Orthodox Religious Orders & Organizations led by a Superior.
All members are expected to be familiar with and adhere to the premises of the Kingdom Of Epirus, as well as to honor the Royal House of Epirus.
Please carefully review the requirements and procedures below. There is no need to fill out a formal Application, if an established diocese or monastic entity is seeking incardination. However, all other required documents must be submitted
(a) The web site address and other public media presence of the petitioning jurisdiction or monastic entity.
(b) The exact incorporation or public name of the jurisdiction and its physical location headquarters and postal address.
(c) A Curriculum Vitae of the petitioning hierarch or monastic superior with supporting documents.
(1) A signed, formal letter (on the respective church stationary) requesting incardination.
(2) A signed, formal letter (on the respective church stationary) of resignation or release of former church affiliation, if applicable.
(3) Requirements (listed below) must be fulfilled when submitting your petition.
(3) All correspondence must be directed to the Metropolia chancellery for initial processing.
(d) An official letter (on the church stationary) by the presiding superior or bishop requesting Synod membership of his jurisdiction or Order.
The following documentation should be submitted, unless it is already verified on their website and public profile:
1. The jurisdiction demonstrates its canonical Apostolic Succession beyond reasonable doubt; that is, the claim to Apostolic Succession must be evidenced via documents and/or publications that are verifiable:
1.1 Submit relevant documentation to this requirement or write a short narrative in support of your claim.
2. Petitioners demonstrate that their jurisdiction is engaged in viable and public ministries:
2.1 List all dependencies, ministries, churches, including all priests, pastors, clergy and monastics serving under the Omophor.
3. Petitioners demonstrate competence and professionalism in their own church polity consistent with Orthodox doctrine, morals and holy Canons:
3.1 Submit all documents of credentials, such as diplomas, degrees, especially theological education/formation.
3.2 Make a formal statement of faith and ethics via an affirmation in a signed profession of faith (form will be provided).
3.3 Provide statement(s) as to your diocesan polity (such as Statutes, By-Laws, etc.)
4. Petitioners show stability in their jurisdiction's history and administration:
4.1 Compose a short narrative, highlighting the founding and history of the jurisdiction.