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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presides over the last session of the Holy Synod in 2021

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presides over the last session of the Holy Synod in 2021
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29 December 2021 year 11:34

On December 29, 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presided over the last session of the Holy Synod in 2021 that was held in the Patriarchal and Synodal residence at St. Daniel’s Monastery in Moscow.

 In his opening address His Holiness Patriarch Kirill presented the agenda of the session to the members of the Synod.

The list of permanent members of the Holy Synod includes Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine; Metropolitan Vladimir of Kishinev and All Moldova; Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan, head of the Metropolitan area in the Republic of Kazakhstan; Metropolitan Vikenty of Tashkent and Uzbekistan, head of the Metropolitan area of Central Asia; Metropolitan Varsonofy of St. Petersburg and Ladoga; Metropolitan Pavel of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; Metropolitan Veniamin of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus; and Metropolitan Dionisy of Voskresensk, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate. 

Invited to take part in the winter session of the Synod (September-February) were Metropolitan Innokenty of Vilnius and Lithuania, Metropolitan Antony of Borispol and Brovary, Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk, Metropolitan Artemy of Khabarovsk and Priamurye, and Bishop Mefody of Kamensk and Kamyshlov. 

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