Holy Synod

Our aim to sustain the Catholicity (Universality) of the Syriac Orthodox Church: Patriarch of Antioch and all the East

June 7, 2014 Featured News

June 2014 His Holiness The Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Ephrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East said his main aim is to sustain and improve the Catholicity (Universality) of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch . His Holiness said that the enthronement service of the Syriac Orthodox Patriarch, The ‘Order of Mor Cleemis’ […]

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The complex of new Cathedral of Tirana “Resurrection of Christ”, the Synodical and the Cultural Centre

June 3, 2014 Featured News

The Albanian Orthodox Church – June 2014 The complex of the new Cathedral of Tirana “Resurrection of Christ” is made up of the following buildings: the church cathedral, the chapel, the bell tower, the see of the Holy Synod, and the cultural center. The architectural concept of the Church Cathedral relies on the rotunda, which […]

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The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church meets for regular session in St. Petersburg

May 31, 2014 Featured News

31/5/14 On 30 May 2014, the session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church was opened under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the historic building of the Sacred Governing Synod in St. Petersburg. Metropolitan Onufry of Chernovtsy and Bukovina, Locum Tenens of the Kievan Metropolitan […]

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Decisions of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church

May 24, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On 22 May 2014, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church met under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel and took the following decisions: – Listing in the Calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church of Saint Great Martyr Efrem the New, canonised by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, to be celebrated on […]

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Orthodox Church of Cyprus Lashes Out Against Gay Pride

May 20, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 The Holy Synod, the highest decision-making body of the Christian-Orthodox Church in Cyprus, made a statement lashing out against homosexuality, after activists announced the country’s first gay pride festival set to take place May 31. The Holy Synod said it looks at people trying to give homosexuality social and legal acceptance with “concern […]

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The Church of Antioch Has Broken Communion with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem

May 2, 2014 Featured News

5/2/14 The Church of Antioch has unanimously decided to suspend communion and not to commemorate Patriarch Theophilos in the ecclesiastical diptychs. April 30, 2014. PRAVMIR. The Holy Synod of the Church of Antioch, presided over by Patriarch John, announced on April 29 that it has officially suspended communion with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.  This has […]

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Catholicos Baselios Paulose II Conveys Prayerful Wishes to the Syriac Orthodox Church

April 4, 2014 Featured News

March – April 2014 Indian Malankara Orthodox Church  and the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East Greetings Letter and wishes send to the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate from the desk of His Holiness Marthoma Baselios Paulose II – Catholicos of the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas and Metropolitan of Malankara prior to the election […]

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New hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church elected

March 27, 2014 Featured News

March 2014 At the meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held on March  19, 2014, at St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow, new vicar bishops of the Russian  Orthodox Church outside of Russia and the Latvian Orthodox Church were elected,  reports press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Hearing […]

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Statement of the OCA Holy Synod of Bishops concerning the Archdiocese of Canada

March 26, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY  [OCA] – 26/3/14 On March 21, 2014, during their regular Spring Session, the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America made the following decisions. The Holy Synod has retired Archbishop Seraphim of Ottawa and the Archdiocese of Canada, effective immediately. He has been restricted to the Chapel […]

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OCA Holy Synod concludes spring session

March 23, 2014 Featured News

23/3/14 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America concluded its spring session on Friday, March 21, 2014.  His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, chaired the session. In his opening report, titled “The Apostolic Work of the Church,” Metropolitan Tikhon presented a working copy of his vision for the Church’s ongoing ministry for the […]

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The Russian Synod passes resolution on the situation in Crimea

March 23, 2014 Featured News

On March 19, 2014, a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church took place in Moscow, chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. In the minutes no. 4 of the Holy Synod, dedicated to the situation in Crimea, the following resolution was passed: 1. To place emphasis on […]

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Announcement Concerning the Union of the Synod in Resistance with the Church of the GOC

March 20, 2014 Featured News

Traditional Orthodox Churches – 20/3/14 Union between Orthodox Church of Greece (Holy Synod in Resistance) with the Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece (GOC) Read more on Traditionla and Orther Orthodox Churches:  Global: At the completion of the Official Dialogue of the Church of the G.O.C. of Greece with the Orthodox Community in Resistance, the Press Office […]

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OCA Holy Synod elects Bishop Mark [Maymon] to Eastern PA See

March 19, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 19/3/14 His Grace, Bishop Mark [Maymon] was elected by the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America to fill the vacant Episcopal See of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The election took place on the opening day of the spring session […]

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OCA Holy Synod to begin spring session March 18

March 13, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 13/3/14 The spring session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America will be held at the Chancery here Tuesday, March 18 through Friday, March 21, 2014. According to Archpriest Eric G. Tosi, OCA Secretary, “the meeting will coincide with a meeting of the Pension Board, which […]

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Coptic Orthodox Holy Synod Session – New Papal Election Regulations

March 9, 2014 Featured News

David H Bebawy – February-March 2014 On Thursday, February 20, 2014, The Holy Synod of The Coptic Orthodox Church held a historic session headed by H.H. Pope Tawadros II and voted in favor of the amendments to the bylaws of 1957 governing the selection and election of a new patriarch. On December 26th and 27th, […]

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New Book of Archbishop Anastasios – “The Rebuilding of the Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania” (1991-2012)

February 18, 2014 Featured News

February 2014 The Albanian Orthodox Church On 13 February 2014, in the afternoon, in the reception hall of the Complex of the Holy Synod, near the new cathedral “Resurrection of Christ”, was held the promotion of new book of the Archbishop of Tirana, Durrës and All Albania, His Beatitude, Prof. Dr. Anastasios “The Rebuilding of […]

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The Holy Synod Reiterates the Position Concerning the Definition in the Romanian Constitution of the Family Based on the Marriage between a Man and a Woman

February 15, 2014 Featured News

On 13 February 2014, the first working session of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church of this year was held in the Synodal Hall of the Patriarchal Residence under the chairmanship of His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel. We mention some of the decisions adopted: -The Holy Synod approved the programme of the manifestations organised at national level by […]

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Metropolitan Council concludes spring session

February 8, 2014 Featured News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 8/2/14 Despite travel delays due to the heavy snowfall affecting much of the US, members of the Metropolitan Council of the Orthodox Church in America gathered for their spring session at the Chancery here February 4-6, 2014. In his address to Council members, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon spoke on the vision […]

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Holy Synod issues statement regarding Archbishop Seraphim

January 25, 2014 News

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] – 25/1/14 The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America has received information regarding Archbishop Seraphim (Storheim), who is on suspension from his position as Archbishop of Canada. In court proceedings that took place earlier today—Friday, January 24, 2014—in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Archbishop Seraphim was found guilty of one count of sexual assault. […]

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Statute Revision Task Force holds first meeting

January 21, 2014 News

21/1/14 Members of the Orthodox Churchin America’s Statute Revision Task Force held their first face-to-face meeting at Saints Peter and PaulChurch here January 16-17, 2014. Established by the Holy Synod of Bishops in October 2013, the Task Force is undertaking a comprehensive revision of the OCA Statute, slated to be presented for adoption at the 18th All-American Council in Atlanta, GA […]

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Standing Holy Synod to Control Church Property

January 8, 2014 Featured News

January 2014 With an Amendment brought to Parliament by ministers Yannis Stournaras, Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos, Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Michalis Chryssochoidis, all matters relating to the management and use of Greek Orthodox Church property will be governed from now on by Regulations issued by the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. The Standing Holy Synod is the […]

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