GREEK SYNOD’S DECISION ON ATHONITES IS RESPONSE TO SIMILAR RULE FROM CONSTANTINOPLE

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Pravoslavie.ru - 16/9/17 As reported yesterday, in a major decision, the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church released a decree Wednesday that allows abbots, hieromonks, and simple monks to visit and offer lectures in Greek cities and churches only by permission of the Holy Synod, rather than the local hierarch whose metropolis they wish to visit. The synod’s ...

DISPUTED ATHONITE STATEMENT ON CRETE COUNCIL SPARKS CONTROVERSY

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Pravoslavie.ru - 10/8/17 A group of representatives from each of the 20 Athonite monasteries met recently to respond to the unrest that has arisen in the Church following last June’s council on the island of Crete that produced a number of documents, several of which have proved controversial. Their statement was eagerly awaited by many in ...