His Holiness told Archbishop Ioann that the Holy Synod considered his request to join the Moscow Patriarchate together with clergy and parishes who wish to follow him and informed him about the decision.
Archbishop John also informed that an assembly of representatives of these parishes would take place in the nearest future to send their proposals on the canonical form of their organization to His Holiness the Patriarch and the Holy Synod.
On September 14, 2019, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church adopted the minutes published below after discussing it through remote connections.
One hundred and seventy-nine clergymen, monks and laypeople sent an open letter to the Primate and episcopate of the Orthodox Church of Greece, expressing their concern and alarm over the uncanonical granting of autocephaly to the Ukrainian schismatics.
On 12th September 2019, at the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II of the Coptic Church, a delegation of abbots, abbesses and nuns from the Coptic Church’s monasteries and convents arrived in Moscow to begin…
On 12th September 2019, at the Patriarchal and Synodal Residence in St. Daniel’s Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Warsaw, who had arrived in Moscow on an unofficial visit.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, sent a message of greetings to Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan on his Name Day.
On September 11, 2019, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and rector of the Ss Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate Studies (CMI), met at the CMI with Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, Archbishop of Warsaw, who is in Moscow on an unofficial…
On 10th September 2019, a conference on “The Family and Family Values in Traditional Religions of Russia.
A three-meter tall bronze monument to St. John of Kronstadt has been erected at the entrance to the church of St. John the Baptist in Washington, USA. The pastor is depicted clothed in liturgical while holding a chalice in his left hand with his right hand pointing to it.