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The Events in the Diocese of Sourozh
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EDITORIAL May 2006
On 24 April 2006, Bishop Basil of Sergievo, Administrator of the Diocese of Sourozh, wrote to His Holiness Alexis II, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, asking to be released from the Moscow Patriarchate, together with those clergy and laity who wished to follow him, to be received by the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
From the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Holy and Sacred Synod, 8 June 2006
The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate during its meeting on June 8 2006 under the presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, examined the appeal of His Grace Basil, Bishop of Sergievo, to the Ecumenical Patriarch and, taking under consideration canons 9, 17 and 28 of the 4th Ecumenical Council unanimously decided to accept under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriachate the above named Bishop, placing him in the Patriarchal Exarchate for Orthodox Parishes of Russian Tradition in Western Europe.
Thereafter the Holy and Sacred Synod proceeded, at the request of Archbishop Gabriel of Komana, head of the above mentioned Exarchate, to elect Bishop Basil with the title of Bishop of Amphipolis, as his auxiliary Bishop, to serve the pastoral needs of Orthodox living in Great Britain who desire to place themselves under the jurisdiction of the Exarchate.
At the Patriarchate, June 8, 2006
From the Chief Secretariat
ARCHDIOCESE OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCHES IN WESTERN EUROPE: EXARCHATE OF THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE: Communiqué No 12-6 of the Council of the Archdiocese, meeting on 9 June 2006.
Threat to Patriarchate of Moscow?This has worked !! EDITORIAL (February 2003.)(Answer from Patriarch Alexis on NEWS, 1 April 2003.) And sequel 21 April 2003.
1 April 2003. Open Letter of Patriarch Alexis of Moscow to the Hierarchs, Clergy and Faithful of the Russian Orthodox Tradition in Western Europe: Proposal for an autonomous Russian Metropolia containing the countries of Western Europe and, probably, another one for those of Central Europe.
20 May 2003. The Right Reverend Hilarion Alfeyev appointed Bishop of Vienna and Austria.
Clergy and Laity in the Orthodox Church: An Urgent Issue. By Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann.
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