FIRST IN 2015 SESSION OF THE HOLY SYNOD TAKES PLACE UNDER CHAIRMANSHIP OF HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL

On 5 May 2-15, the first in 2015 session of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work under chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia at the Patriarchal and Synodal resident in St. Daniel’s Monastery. His Holiness greeted members of the Holy Synod with a Paschal greeting ‘Christ ...

RECENT DECISIONS OF THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE’S HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD

On Saturday the 15th/28th of March 2015, the Holy and Sacred Synod convened under the presidency of Patriarch Theophilos to discuss issues of interest to the Patriarchate. One of these decisions was the approval to found two housing settlements, one in the city of Bethlehem, on land of the Patriarchate, and one in the adjacent town ...

MEETING OF THE HOLY SYNOD OF THE UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH

April 1, 2015 – The Synod of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church met for a regular session in the Synodal Hall of the Kiev Laura of the Caves. It was chaired by His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine. On the eve of the session, Metropolitan Lazar of Simferopol and Crimea celebrated the Divine Liturgy ...

HOLY SYNOD OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF ALEXANDRIA HELD : METROPOLITANS ELECTED

On 26 November 2014, the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa convened at an appointed Session under the Chairmanship of His Beatitude Theodoros II, in the Board Room of the Holy Synod. Prior to the Session a Divine Liturgy was served at the Patriarchal Chapel of Ss Theodori. The meeting began immediately ...

ROC HOLY SYNOD MEMBERS PRAY FOR THE LATE METROPOLITAN VLADIMIR OF KIEV AND ALL UKRAINE

July 2014 On July 25, 2014, before the beginning of the Holy Synod session, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Holy Synod members honoured in prayer the memory of His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine. The Primate and hierarchy of the Church prayed at the Chapel of All ...

ROC HOLY SYNOD SESSION AT ST. DANIEL MONASTERY IN MOSCOW

July 2014 On July 25, 2014, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has begun its regular session at the Patriarchal and Synodal residence in the St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow. Before the session, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and members of the Holy Synod proceeded to the patriarchal Chapel of All Saints Who Shone Forth in ...

DECISIONS OF THE HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD OF THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM

June-July 2014 The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem convened under the Presidency of H.B. Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, on the 10th/23rd of June 2014. The Synod addressed issues of the Patriarchate and took the following decisions: 1.To appoint the Most Reverend Isychios, Metropolitan of Kapitolias, as President of the Committee ...

RECENT DECISIONS OF THE HOLY AND SACRED SYNOD

December 2013 Jerusalem Patriarchate The Holy and Sacred Synod, having recently convened under the presidency of His Beatitude Theophilos, our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem, discussed a number of significant issues of the Patriarchate, whereupon it has decided: Firstly, to promote Timotheos, Metropolitan of Bostroi, from his position as head of the reformation of the Exarchy of the ...

OCA Holy Synod calls for prayers in wake of Egyptian crisis

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] On August 30, 2013, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, issued a statement calling for prayers for all who are suffering in the crisis currently gripping Egypt, and especially that nation’s minority Christian community. The complete text follows. STATEMENT OF THE HOLY ...