Holy Orthodox Autocephalous Church Of Epirus
The right of protection is granted by the Holy Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Epirus (OCE) in an environment or country with regard to the persons and establishments of Orders and related canonical dependencies.
However, ecclesial protection does not necessarily apply to all protection of dependencies, but only to those permanently exercised by virtue of an acquired right, usually established by an Apostolic Grammata, voluntarily consented to and accepted after proper petition by the respective entity.
The object of a protectorate may be more or less extensive accordingly, since it may either embrace only the Synod members subject to the protecting power, i.e. the OCE, or it may apply to the members of a particular Order only, including its native population.
In turn, each Protectorate shows gratitude and supports the church by making a donation from time to time.