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Holy Synod

The governing body of any of the Eastern Orthodox churches.

holy synod

(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) the governing body of any of the Orthodox Churches

ho′ly syn′od

the governing council of an autocephalous church.
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They prayed, as they always do, for peace from on high and for salvation, for the Holy Synod, and for the Tsar; they prayed, too, for the servants of God, Konstantin and Ekaterina, now plighting their troth.
According to a message by the Holy Synod, the church's executive body, the options for a meeting between Batholomew and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov are also being studied.
The announcement added that the Synod Committee came to the decision due to Pitsillides' misbeliefs, intentional misrepresentations, scornful references to faith, morals, and traditions, and his unethical attitude towards it and the Holy Synod.
Damascus Countryside, SANA -- The Holy Synod of the Universal Syriac Orthodox Church meeting in Syria regretted the international silence on the terrorist and vandalism acts taking place in Syria and Iraq.
NNA - Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Supreme Head of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the whole world Patriarch Ignatius Ephrem II opened up on Tuesday the works of the Holy Synod, at St.
The new statute for the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox church of Alexandria's election, set by the Holy Synod, states the age of voters during papal elections should at least be 25 years old.
Metropolitan Joseph was selected by the Holy Synod of Antioch on July 3 to succeed Metropolitan Philip who died March 19.
Episcope Kliment, the Secretary of the Holy Synod, said that at its meeting Thursday the Synod went through all its decisions passed in the past year.
Moving the seat is something that Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, as well as the holy synod of the Syriac Orthodox Church and the Syriacs worldwide refuse," the patriarchate said in a statement carried by the state news agency SANA.
A list published by the parliamentary archives committee has singled out 97-year-old Patriarch Maxim and three other bishops as the only members of the Church's top authority, the Holy Synod, not to have collaborated.
Even then, some reports have suggested that when he dies, the church might not appoint another Patriarch but rather, as it did for some years in the first half of the 20th century, have only a chairman of the Holy Synod.
Also there was a representation of the religious authorities, such the Head of the Patriarchate and of the Holy Synod, Patriarch Theophilos III.