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§ 50. As used in this section, the term “Eastern Orthodox Church”, also known as the “Greek Orthodox Church”, includes the following established and operating jurisdictions of that church:
(a) The jurisdictions of the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch, Patriarchate of Moscow, Patriarchate of Alexandria, Patriarchate of Yugoslavia (Serbia), Patriarchate of Jerusalem, exercised in the Americas including the United States and possessions, by their duly authorized exarch, metropolitan, archbishop or bishop.
(b) The jurisdiction of the autonomous churches which operate in Greece, Yugoslavia (Serbia), Rumania and Bulgaria exercised in the Americas including the United States and possessions, by their duly authorized exarch, metropolitan, archbishop or bishop.
(c) The jurisdiction of the Ukranian Orthodox Church of the United States of America, exercised in the Americas including the United States and possessions, by its duly authorized exarch, metropolitan, archbishop or bishop.
This Act shall apply to all churches, congregations, parishes, committees and other religious organizations governed by jurisdictions, archdioceses and dioceses of the Eastern Orthodox Church adhering to and maintaining the apostolic and historic communion, doctrine, disciplines, canon law, tradition, worship and unity of the Eastern Orthodox Church and such churches, congregations, parishes and committees and societies thereof may be incorporated pursuant to this Act.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Illinois Statutes Chapter 805. Business Organizations § 110/50. Eastern Orthodox Church; Greek Orthodox Church; jurisdiction; application of act - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/il/chapter-805-business-organizations/il-st-sect-805-110-50/
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