I’m having a huge trouble trying to find the answers to some very specific historical questions through the internet, so I really do hope our resident Orthodox can help me out.
What were the autocephalous patriarchates during the time of the Great Schism? I’m assuming they included the 4 remaining Orthodox of the Pentarchy (Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem) plus Cyprus, Georgia, and Bulgaria. Is this correct? Am I missing any?
After the Great Schism new autocephalous patriarchates were formed presumably from existing autonomous churches under already autocephalous jurisdictions. For each of the autocephalous churches of today could you name when and from whom autocephaly was obtained? Does all autocephaly come from the Ecumenical Patriarchate? Were all of the historical Orthodox national churches under the Ecumenical Patriarchate prior to their gaining of autocephaly?
Any further reading concerning the development of autocephaly in the Orthodox world as it historically occurred for the various churches would be quite helpful! Thanks.