Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church

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The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (Russian: Священный синод Русской православной церкви, tr. Svyashchennyy sinod Russkoy pravoslavnoy tserkvi) serves by Church statute as the supreme administrative governing body of the Russian Orthodox Church in the periods between Bishops' Councils.[1]

The meeting place of the Holy Synod in Peredelkino, Moscow Region


  • Kirill - Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, chairman

Permanent members[edit]

by the cathedra
ex officio
  • Hilarion (Alfeyev) - Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate

See also[edit]