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Regular Session of the Holy Synod of the UOC Open (Updated)

On March 25, at the Primate's residence in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra the regular session of the Holy Synod of the UOC began, presided over by His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr.

Taking part in the session are Metropolitans Agathangel of Odessa and Izmail, Ioanniky of Luhansk and Alchevsk, Onuphry of Chernivtsy and Bukovyna, Sophrony of Cherkasy and Kaniv, Hialrion of Donetsk and Mariupol, Archbishops Mark of Khust and Vynohradiv, Metrophanes of Bila Tserkva and Bohuslav, Pavel of Vyshgorod and Luka of Konotop and Glukhiv.

At the beginning of the session's work His Beatitude Metropolitan Volodymyr noted that it was the first session since the new Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia had been elected. On his suggestion the hierarchs served litia for the late Patriarch Alexy II and proclaimed "many years" to the newly elected Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

The Primate also conferred the Church awards to the diocesan bishops who celebrated their anniversaries this year. On the occasion of the 65th anniversary Archbishop Pytyrym of Voznesensk and Mykolayiv was conferred the order of the Venerable Nestor the Chronicler
, 1st degree, Archbishop Ionafam of Tulchyn and Bratslav was granted the order of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian, and Archbishop Ioann of Kherson and Tavriysk was given the order of the Venerable Nestor the Chronicler of the 1st degree, on the occasion of his 45th birthday anniversary.

Journal of Sessions the Holy Synod


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