The Holy and Great Synod of the Orthodox Church – Planned for 2016 in Constantinople


Image from the recent Synaxis (Patriarch Daniel of Romania,
on the left, in white garments)

At the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Primates of all the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches will gather from March 6-9, 2014, for a Sacred Synaxis at the Phanar in order to deliberate on matters pertaining to the entire Orthodox Church throughout the world and procedural issues for the convocation of the Holy and Great Council, whose preparation is coming to an end.

Prior to this, from March 4-5, 2014, a Preparatory Committee for the Synaxis was also held at the Ecumenical Patriarchate, chaired by His Eminence Metropolitan John [Zizioulas] of Pergamon, in order to formulate the program of proceedings and draft the Message of the Primates, who will conclude the Synaxis with a concelebration on the Sunday of Orthodoxy in the venerable Patriarchal Church of St. George, thereby also visibly expressing the unity of Orthodoxy.

During this festive Divine Liturgy on the occasion of great feast of Orthodoxy, the Message of the Primates [see below] will be read from the Patriarchal Ambon to the faithful of the Most Holy Churches throughout the world.

Message of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (Mar 2014)

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Kiril de Smolensk – Patriarhul Bisericii Ortodoxe Ruse

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Patriarhul Kiril

Din pricina ultimei mele călătorii, mă aplec târziu asupra acestui eveniment extrem de important pentru ortodoxie. Sunt uimit însă cât de puţină atenţie a fost acordată acestui eveniment, în presă şi pe bloguri.

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