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Synaxis of Primates Concludes; Holy and Great Synod to Convene in 2016

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Photo Credit: N. ManginasAt the invitation of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches came together in Constantinople for a Synaxis on March 6-9, 2014.

The hierarchs gathered to discuss matters concerning the overall mission of the Orthodox Church. Moreover, the Primates agreed that a Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church would be convened by the Ecumenical Patriarch in 2016.

Read the Communiqué of the Primates here

Read the Message of the Primates here.  

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