Holy Synod

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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Russian Orthodox Church: repentance must precede baptism of babies born to surrogate mothers

January 4, 2014 Featured News

4/1/13 The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has issued a statement on the baptism of infants born to surrogate mothers. After expressing sympathy for spouses struggling with infertility, the synod cited a 2000 Russian Orthodox bishops’ document and stated that it is morally licit for spouses to use artificial insemination as long as […]

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Holy Synod of Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa

December 28, 2013 Featured News

December 2013 The Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria convened today, 23rd November presided over by His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II in the Conference Hall of the Holy Synod. Before the Session, a Divine Liturgy was conducted in the Patriarchal Chapel of Ss Theodoroi. The deliberations were opened by His Beatitude, who […]

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The Holy Synod concludes its last session in 2013

December 28, 2013 Featured News

T he Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church held on December 25-26 its last session in 2013. The Synod granted the petition for retirement from Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch for All Belarus, due to his reaching the age of 75. The Synod expressed cordial gratitude to him for his 35 […]

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Statement on the events in Ukraine by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

December 28, 2013 News

The document was adopted by the Russian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod at its meeting on December 25-26, 2013 (Minutes No. 132). The last months of the outgoing year 2013 have been marked with disorders in Ukraine which have caused our profound concern and raised painful echoes in the united multinational and millions-strong Russian Church. We […]

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Metropolitan Pavel of Ryazan and Mikhailov appointed head of Belarusian Orthodox Church

December 28, 2013 Featured News

MINSK, 25 December (BelTA) – Metropolitan Pavel of Ryazan and Mikhailov has been appointed Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, informs the official website of the Moscow Patriarchate. Metropolitan Pavel of Ryazan and Mikhailov was born in Karaganda on 19 February 1952. In 1973-1976, he attended the Moscow School of Theology. In 1980 he graduated from […]

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Metropolitan Filaret retires after 35 years of heading Belarusian Orthodox Church (updated)

December 26, 2013 Featured News

Moscow, December 25, Interfax – Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk is retiring having reached the age of 75. The decision was made at a Wednesday session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. Earlier the metropolitan submitted a letter of resignation, the press service of Patriarch Kirill reports. Members of […]

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Bishop Ioan of Znepol elected Bulgarian Orthodox metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav (ROUNDUP)

December 23, 2013 Featured News

23/12/13 Sofia. Bishop Ioan of Znepol is the newly elected Bulgarian Orthodox metropolitan of Varna and Veliki Preslav. That is what Patriarch Neofit announced, cited by FOCUS News Agency. Bishop Ioan of Znepol has won with nine of the votes, while his opponent Melnik Bishop Serafim received only three votes. The Holy Synod of the […]

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