Patriarchal Exarch of Belarus Headed ROC Archpriest Meeting Editorial Committee

A ROC Archpriest Meeting took place at the Christ Saviour Cathedral in Moscow on February, 2nd. Most of Russian Orthodox Church archpriest participate in the meeting headed by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Cyrill.

According to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia press service, the Patriarch made gave a prayer to Lord Jesus Christ asking for blessing the partisipants before the opening of the session .

The presidium consisted of Metropolitan Of Kiev and all Ukrain Onufry, Metropolitan of Krutitsk and Kolomna Juvenaly, Metropolitan of Tashkent and Uzbekistan Vikenty, Metropolitan of Kishinev and all Moldova Vladimir, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, secreatry of Moscow Patriarchy  Varsonofy, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl, Exarch of all Belarus Pavel, Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, head of External relations Department of Moscow Patriarchate Ilarion, Metropolitan of East America and New York, First Hierarch of Russian Foreign Church Ilarion, Metropolitan of Riga and all Latvia Alexander.

Metropolitan of Lugansk and Alchevsk Mitrofan, Bishop Markell, Bishop Gennady, Bishop of Smolensk and Vyazma Isidor had been elected to the editorial committee headed by Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl, Exarch of all Belarus Pavel.

Patriarch Cyrill addressed the Episcopate with a report concerning the topical subjects of the Church internal affairs. Also in the agenda are: discussion of “On the participation of believers in the Eucharist”; the topic of distribution of teological educational establishments graduates on the workplaces, interaction between ROC dioceses and “Sofrino” enterprise. Also, the monk status will be discussed.

Metropolitan of Volokolamsk Ilarion will report on the work on Russian Orthodox Church Cathechisis.