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Mokissos is the formal name for a now inactive
Diocese of the
Greek Orthodox Church.
Mokissos was an ancient
Byzantine city (
Turkish: Kırşehir), located in western
Cappadocia at the foot of what is now known as the
Hasan Dag, southeast of Koloneia. The
Justinian I rebuilt the ruined city, renamed Justinianoupolis (a name last attested in 692), and elevated it to the rank of
ecclesiastical metropolis, with an eparchia that stretched south of the
Halys River (
Turkish: Kızılırmak), the longest river of
Asia Minor. The
bishopric survived under its original name through the Byzantine period.
The extensive site, which lies in a protected valley, today, contains the remains of nine churches, streets, and unidentified civic buildings.
The current Bishop of Mokissos is Demetrios, who is
protosyncellus of the
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago.