ROCOR-A to Convene “Extraordinary Council of Bishops” in November

November 01, 2014 (Source:

With the blessing of His Eminence, Agafangel, Metropolitan of New York and Eastern America, First Hierarch of the ROCOR, Chairman of the Council of Bishops and the Synod, under section 37, paragraph b., “The provisions of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad” an Extraordinary Council of Bishops will be convened from November 25th to 27th , 2014 year (according to the new calendar) in the Synod representation in Odessa. All bishops living in the Russian Federation, will receive an invitation in order to avoid any confusion at the border with Ukraine.


NFTU: The calling of aCouncil of Bishops was heralded yesterday by Abp. Andronik, with other clergy and laity, of the Russian ROCOR-A, in order to solve disputes that have arisen between the Ukrainian and Russian branches of the ROCOR-A. Abp. Andronik and others called for the convening of such a council to prevent a split in ROCOR-A; in case such a Council could not be held, they then called for the convening of an ‘extraordinary All-Diaspora Council” to resolve the problems.