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Holy Synod

The governing body of any of the Eastern Orthodox churches.
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holy synod

(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) the governing body of any of the Orthodox Churches
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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.
Theologian Andreas Pitsillides has asked the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus to review the 2015 decision for his excommunication arguing it was not in line with regulations, reports said on Thursday.
The ceremony was attended, among others, by Bishop Thomas of El Kousseya, Bishop Daniel of Maadi and Secretary of the Holy Synod, Bishop Rafael of Central Cairo Churches Sector and Bishop Paul of St.
Jerusalem, May 6 (Petra) -- Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine and Jordan, Theophilus III, expressed his appreciation and gratitude on behalf of himself, members of the Holy Synod, the Brotherhood of the Holy Sepulchre, the clergy and members of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem for His Majesty King Abdullah II who made a donation for restoring of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem at his own expense.
With the Holy Synod we will meet all of their requirements and where to give priority, said the minister.
The Russian Orthodox's Church's Holy Synod ruling body met on September 14 to consider a response to that move, announcing afterward that it will no longer take part in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
In addition to the letter sent by the Holy Synod of the MOC, I wrote a letter and sent it to the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to assist in the recognition.
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.
Beirut, SANA -- The participants in the Holy Synod of Antioch in Lebanon denounced the silence of the world over the terrorist crimes committed against the Syrian people.
The Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church calls on Russia to stop installing barbwire fences in Tskhinvali