Synod of Jassy

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The Synod of Jassy (also referred to as the Council of Jassy) was convened in Iași (Jassy), Moldavia (present day Romania), between 15 September - 27 October 1642, by the Ecumenical Patriarch Parthenius I of Constantinople, with the support of the Moldavian Prince Vasile Lupu.[1]

The purpose of the synod was to counter certain Catholic and Protestant doctrinal errors which had infiltrated Orthodox theology and to offer a comprehensive Orthodox statement on the truth of faith.[2] Including representatives of both the Greek and Slav Orthodox Churches, it condemned the Calvinist teachings of Cyril Lucaris and ratified (a somewhat emended text of) Peter Mogila's Expositio fidei (Statement of Faith, also known as the Orthodox Confession), a description of Christian Orthodoxy in a question and answer format.[3][4] The Statement of Faith became fundamental for establishing the Orthodox world's attitude to Reformation thought. The major contribution of the synod was the restoration of unity in the Orthodox Church through the promulgation of an authoritative statement agreed upon by all the major sees.[2]


  1. ^ About the Synod of Jassy (Romanian)
  2. ^ a b John Anthony McGuckin (15 December 2010). The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 325–. ISBN 978-1-4443-9254-8. 
  3. ^ Synod of Jassy at
  4. ^ A. Edward Siecienski (3 June 2010). The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy. Oxford University Press. pp. 183–. ISBN 978-0-19-537204-5. 

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