Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

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Danilov Monastery , residence of the Holy Synod

The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church ( Russian Священный синод Русской православной церкви , transcription Swjaschtschennyi Synod Russkoi prawoslawnoi zerkwi) is in present-day Russia , the governing body at the head of the Russian Orthodox Church , according to the Chapter 5 of its charter as amended in 2013. The Holy Synod meets between the bishops' meetings . The predecessor organization in the Russian Empire was the Most Holy Ruling Synod , introduced by Tsar Peter the Great in 1721, which sat until 1918. The synod resides in the Danilov Monastery in Moscow and on a former estate in Peredelkino .


Meeting room of the Holy Synod in Peredelkino


Vladimir Putin at a meeting with members of the Holy Synod, in the middle Patriarch Alexius II.

Permanent members

See also

Individual evidence

  1. Chapter 5 of the Charter of the Russian Orthodox Church, 2013 version (Russian)
  2. ^ Hierarchs participating in the 2019 summer session of the Holy Synod. Publication of the Patriarchija.ru website of the Moscow Patriarchate (Russian)

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