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Notable in this meeting are a number of elevations, and the assignment of Archbishop Daniel to head the True Orthodox Church of Bulgaria.

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Minutes of Meetings of the Holy Synod (February 2012)
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REGULAR MEETING
HOLY SYNOD
True Orthodox Church
20 February 2012.

Venue: King James home city of Moscow.
Meeting of the Holy Synod of the True Orthodox Church was held under the Chairmanship of Saint Raphael (Motovilov), Archbishop of Moscow, Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church.

The meeting was attended by the Holy Synod:

Metropolitan of Kiev and Galich Andrew (Tregub);
Metropolitan Yevgeny Korsunsky (Starostin);
Archbishop of Kuban and Don Alexis (Boyko);
The Archbishop of St. Petersburg and Novgorod, Great John (Abramenko);
Archbishop Nicodemus Lugansk and Starobelsk (Steshenko).

Invited:
Archbishop of Tver and Kashin, Mark (Warriors);
Archbishop Hilarion Andrew (Lysenko).

The Secretary of the meeting of the Holy Synod:
Kolomna, Archbishop Daniel (Mogutnov).

Questions to be addressed:

A. On the election of a new permanent member of the Holy Synod.
Two. On the state of affairs in the Lugansk and Starobelsk diocese.
Three. On the petition of Archbishop Hilarion Andrew (Lysenko).
4. Report of the President of the Synod of the publishing and information-analytical department (rapporteur: Archangel Bishop Peter (Vasilkov)).
Five. On the state of affairs in the Vladimir and Orekhovo-Zuevskaya diocese.
6. On the state of affairs in the Tver and Kashin Eparchy.
7. Report of the Chairman of the Synodal Commission on the Causes of Saints (speaker: Bishop of Kolomna Daniel (Mogutnov)).
Eight. On the petition of the clergy Bulgarian True Orthodox Church.
9. On Education, “Religious Orthodox Community of Jerome Sinaksarskogo” among Russian immigrants residing in Canada.
10. On admission to the clergy of the True Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Brotherhood of the Ukraine.
11. On the establishment of the Synodal Department for Charity and Social Service.
12. Miscellaneous.

Meeting of the Holy Synod of the True Orthodox Church began February 20, 2012 at 10:00 am singing the prayer “O Heavenly King …”.

The Holy Synod paid tribute to newly departed Metropolitan Vladimir and Orekhovo-Zuyevo Sergius (Sarkisov), one of the oldest bishops of the True Orthodox Church. Holy Synod was sung to “Eternal Memory”.

A. CONSIDERED:
On the election of a new permanent member of the Holy Synod.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Metropolitan of Kiev and Galich Andrew (Tregub).

Define:
1.1. Permanent member of the Holy Synod of the True Orthodox Church (in place of the late Metropolitan Sergius (Sarkisov)) to elect the Right Reverend Bishop of Lugansk and Starobelsk Nicodemus (Steshenko).
1.2. His Grace Bishop of Lugansk and Starobelsk Nicodemus (Steshenko) raised to the rank of archbishop.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

Two. CONSIDERED:
On the state of affairs in the Lugansk and Starobelsk diocese.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Metropolitan of Kiev and Galich Andrew (Tregub);
Archbishop of Lugansk and Starobelsk Nicodemus (Steshenko).

Define:
2.1. His Grace Bishop Matthew (Maistrenko) to determine the title of Bishop of Verhnedneprovsky, Vicar of the Diocese of Lugansk-Starobelsk.
2.2. To establish good order in Zaporozhye and Dnepropetrovsk regions under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Lugansk and Starobelsk Nicodemus (Steshenko).
2.3. Define:
Zaporizhzhya Dean – Archpriest Vladimir Dombrowski;
Dnepropetrovsk Dean – Archimandrite Sergius (Kramarenko).
2.4. In connection with the request of Archbishop of Lugansk and Starobelsk Nicodemus (Steshenko) – Archpriest Basil Batiouk ban from serving.
2.5. Archpriest Basil Korzhevsky allow them to worship in the equipped Holy Trinity Church in Dnepropetrovsk.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

Three. CONSIDERED:
On the petition of Archbishop Hilarion Andrew (Lysenko) on pochislenii for the state of health.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Archbishop Daniel Kolomna (Mogutnova);
Archbishop Hilarion Andrew (Lysenko).

Define:
3.1. Archbishop Hilarion Andrew (Lysenko) to provide appropriate medical documents testifying to the health and give them the Holy Synod Secretary Reverend Daniel (Mogutnova).
3.2. By providing documents Archbishop Hilarion Andrew (Lysenko) to request the Holy Raphael, Primate of the True Orthodox Church to make a decision and issue a corresponding decree.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

4. CONSIDERED:
About the report Chairman of the Synod of the publishing and information-analytical department (rapporteur: Archangel Bishop Peter (Vasilkov)).

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Metropolitan Yevgeny Korsunsky (Starostin);
Archbishop Daniel Kolomna (Mogutnova);
Bishop Peter Archangel (cornflower).

Define:
4.1. Take note of the Report.
4.2. Due to the unsatisfactory work of the President of the Synod of the publishing and information-analytical department of Bishop Peter (cornflower) to put in appearance and in the shortest time required to rectify the situation in his department.
4.3. Bishop Peter (cornflower) point to the disciplinary offenses of their clergy.
4.4. His Grace Bishop Peter Recommend (cornflower) refrain from conducting worship in his house church.
4.5. Recommend to attract the Synod of the publishing and information-analytical department of Abbot Theophan (Teslenko).

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

Five. CONSIDERED:
On the state of affairs in the Vladimir and Orekhovo-Zuevskaya diocese.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Archbishop of the Kuban and Don Alexis (Boyko).

Define:
5.1. Vladimir and Orekhovo-Zuevskaya diocese – was abolished.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

6. CONSIDERED:
On the state of affairs in the Tver and Kashin Eparchy.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Archbishop of St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Veliko-John (Abramenko), Archbishop of Tver and Kashin Mark (Voinov).
Define:
6.1. Establish Solnechnogorsk diocese True Orthodox Church.
6.2. In the Diocese of Solnechnogorsk identify three areas of Moscow region: Solnechnogorsk, Klin and Zelenograd.
6.3. Archbishop of Tver and Kashin Mark (Voinov) to determine the title of Solnechnogorsk and Klin.
6.4. The location of the diocese to determine Solnechnogorsk.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

7. CONSIDERED:
About the report Chairman of the Synodal Commission on the Causes of Saints (rapporteur: Kolomna, Archbishop Daniel (Mogutnov)).

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Archbishop of St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Veliko-John (Abramenko);
Archbishop of Lugansk and Starobelsk Nicodemus (Steshenko);
Archbishop Daniel Kolomna (Mogutnova).

Define:
7.1. Report of the Synodal Commission on the Causes of Saints to take note of and considered satisfactory.
7.2. Submit for approval by the Council of Bishops on the question of canonization and glorification of the True Orthodox Church saints Hieromonk Sampson (Sievers).
7.3. Proceedings of the canonization and glorification of the holy priesthood in the face of Sampson (Sievers) to circulate for review by the dioceses of the True Orthodox Church.
7.4. His Grace Bishop Daniel of Kolomna (Mogutnova) raised to the rank of archbishop.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

Eight. CONSIDERED:
On the petition of the clergy Bulgarian True Orthodox Church.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Metropolitan Yevgeny Korsunsky (Starostin);
Archbishop Daniel Kolomna (Mogutnova);
Protopresbyter Paskaleva Radoslav (Bulgaria).

Define:
8.1. Accept proposal and request the Supreme Council of the Bulgarian Church True Orthodox Church of the pastoral care of her.
8.2. Recommend to elect the Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the True Kolomna Archbishop Daniel (Mogutnova).
8.3. To permit Kolomna, Archbishop Daniel (Mogutnova) to assume the title of Primate of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, the True, in accordance with the Charter and Regulations of the aforesaid Church.
8.4. Determine the presence Eminence Archbishop Daniel Kolomna (Mogutnova) in the Republic of Bulgaria is one month per quarter.
8.5. Save for the Archbishop Daniel Kolomna (Mogutnova) duty and obedience to the Holy Synod of the True Orthodox Church.
8.6. Enter Protopresbyter Radoslav Paskaleva of the Supreme Council of the Church of the True Orthodox Church in Russia.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

9. CONSIDERED:
On Education, “Religious Orthodox Community of Jerome Sinaksarskogo” among Russian immigrants residing in Canada.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Metropolitan of Kiev and Galich Andrew (Tregub);
Archbishop Daniel Kolomna (Mogutnova).

Define:
9.1. According to the petition to form a “local religious organization Sanaksar Jerome” in Ulyanovsk by omophorion True Orthodox Church.
9.2. Send Yevgeny Korsunsky Metropolitan (Starostin) for information and assistance in creating community in the city of Ulyanovsk.
9.3. Recommend to a community elder Efimov, Valery Ivanovich take a course in the religious school of the True Orthodox Church to them. Hieromartyr. Joseph (Petrov) in September 2012.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

10. CONSIDERED:
On admission to the clergy of the True Orthodox Church, the Orthodox Brotherhood of the Ukraine.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Metropolitan of Kiev and Galich Andrew (Tregub).

Define:
10.1. Due to the absence of the Holy Synod of representatives of the Brotherhood, to postpone the solution of the problem until the next meeting of the Holy Synod.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

11. CONSIDERED:
On the establishment of the Synodal Department for Charity and Social Service.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Archbishop of the Kuban and Don Alexis (Boyko);
Archbishop of St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Veliko-John (Abramenko) Archbishop Daniel Kolomna (Mogutnova).

Define:
11.1. To establish the Synodal Department for Charity and Social Service.
11.2. Chairman of the Synodal Department for Charity and Social Service to elect the archbishop of St. Petersburg, Novgorod and Veliko-John (Abramenko).
11.3. Chairman of the Synodal Department of the Archbishop of St. Petersburg and Novgorod Great John (Abramenko) to prepare a “position of the Synodal Department for charity and social service” and provide for a regular meeting of the Holy Synod.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

12. CONSIDERED:
On different.

HEARD:
His Holiness the Archbishop Raphael Moscow Metropolitan of All Russia, Primate of the True Orthodox Church;
Metropolitan of Kiev and Galich Andrew (Tregub);
Metropolitan Yevgeny Korsunsky (Starostin);
Archbishop of St. Peterbursgskogo Great Novgorod and St. John (Abramenko);
Archbishop Daniel Kolomna (Mogutnova).

Define:
12.1. Change the status of the monastery of the Three Hierarchs (located at the address: Ukraine. Chernivtsi region, Kitsmanskiy district, village Upper Stanivtsi) on “Women Stavropighial Monastery of the Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom True Orthodox Church.”
12.2. Superior female stavropigialny monastery of the Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom True Orthodox Church of the village of Upper Stanivtsi Chernivtsi region to appoint a nun Anna (Kerstyuk Catherine Petrovna), raised to the dignity of abbess, with the laying pectoral cross on a post.
12.3. In connection with a petition subdeacon Vladimir Fetsera from the parish in honor of the Mother of God “Reigning” True Orthodox Church in the Republic of Kazakhstan: The Holy Synod recommends Vladimir subdeacon come to study at the seminary to them. Hieromartyr. Joseph (Petrov).
12.4. Take the community in the name “Vladimir Mother of God” in the Kemerovo region Kiselev of the True Orthodox Church, and to recommend Matthew Vladimirovich Semenchuk come to study at the seminary to them. Hieromartyr. Joseph (Petrov) in September 2012.
12.5. Taking into account the request of Metropolitan Sergius supernumerary (Moiseenko), the Holy Synod of the True Orthodox Church re-classified DEFINITION 15/28 October 2011, para 1.1. and determines the following wording: Metropolitan Sergius (Moiseenko) release from their positions due to illness, and according to the number of staff of the True Orthodox Church.
12.6. For entry into the church community discord, unimportant, Metropolitan Anthony (Korbut) is prohibited from serving and actions on behalf of the True Orthodox Church as not having anything to do with the True Orthodox Church.
12.7. To approve the financial statements for 2011. with the balance provided by the exchange (data privacy).
12.8. Adopt the financial estimates for 2012. (Data privacy).
12.9. Metropolitan Yevgeny Korsunsky (Starostin) study received a petition to the Archbishop of Klin and Solnechnogorsk Mark (Voinov), and to report on the situation, the Primate of the True Orthodox Church.
12.10. On the occasion of the Feast of Passover, Easter Sunday Christ’s reward:
 Archpriest Georgy Maksimov, rector of the Church of the Archangel Raphael
Mitra,
 Abbot Andronicus (Selezneva), superintendent of the spiritual School. Hieromartyr. Joseph (Petrov) raised to the rank of
Archimandrite,
 priesthood Jeremiah (Antipin), abbot of the temple “Protection of the Blessed Virgin”, Pyatigorsk, Stavropol Territory, raised to the rank of
Abbot.

Voted:
“For” – unanimously.

Meeting of the Holy Synod of the True Orthodox Church was completed in 19.00 Presentation zadostoynika singing.

Primate, True Orthodox Church
The Archbishop of Moscow
Metropolitan of Russia Raphael (Motovilov)

 The Secretary of the Council of Bishops, Archbishop Daniel (Mogutnov)

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