“CHANGES TO THE PAN-ORTHODOX DOCUMENTS ARE NOW PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE, BUT WE NEED A WORKING COUNCIL” Interview with Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech

Pravoslavie.ru - June 2016 Metropolitan Gabriel of Lovech explained to the site Dobrotolyubie (Philokalia) why the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church has decided not to participate in the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church in Crete if it won’t be postponed. —Your Eminence, in these days after the decision of the Holy Synod of ...

Bulgarian Holy Synod Examines Varna Metropolitan Vote

22/12/13 The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is holding Saturday a meeting to scrutinize the procedure of the last week election of two top runners for Varna Metropolitan. The Synod is to decide if the election was conducted in adherence to the Church cannons. Bulgarian Znepol Bishop Yoan (John) and Melnik Bishop Seraphim were ...

Bulgarian Holy Synod: All three runners worthy of Patriarch

19/2/13 Bulgaria's embattled Holy Synod issued an official statement Monday declaring all three bishops, elected to run for becoming the next Patriarch of the country, worthy of the post. The three who were chosen after prolonged debates and stalemates over the weekend are: the Stara Zagora metropolitan Galaktion, Ruse's Neofit, and Lovech's Gavriil. Galaktion was elected Saturday with ...

Nikolay Surprisingly Attends Bulgarian Holy Synod Sitting

26/11/2012 Bulgaria's Plovdiv Metropolitan Nikolay made Monday a surprise appearance at the sitting of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. A rift among the Bishops shook the Holy Synod after Bulgaria's Patriarch Maxim, who led the Church since 1971, passed away on November 6 at the age of 98. In the aftermath of the Patriarch's death and of the controversial election of VarnaMetropolitan Kiril for Sofia Metropolitan and interim Patriarch, Nikolay declared he was withdrawing for 40 days for ...

Bulgarian Holy Synod Upholds Interim Patriarch Choice

16/11/2012 Bulgarian New York Metropolitan Yosif is going to travel to Sofia next week to participate at the next meeting of the Holy Synod. Speaking before Darik radio, the Bishop of America, Canada and Australia, stated he would refrain from commenting on matters involving the Bulgarian Orthodox Church ahead of his report before the Holy Synod. He stressed the other members of the Synod get irritated when they ...

Elderly Bulgarian Patriarch to Withdraw from Post

13/10/2012 The Bulgarian Holy Synod is calling an emergency meeting on October 16 and 17 when, reportedly, the Head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church Patriarch Maxim is going to withdraw from the post. The information was reported Saturday by the Bulgarian Pressa (Press) daily, citing insider sources speaking off-the-record. The Holy Synod Chief Secretary, Bishop Naum, has warned ...