September 1/14-2/15, 2015 Announcement of GOC-K Synodal Decisions

October 15, 2015 (Source:

Announcement of the Decisions of the Holy Synod of Bishops, September 1/14-2/15, 2015 From Monday, September 1/14 through Tuesday, September 2/15, 2015, in the hall of the Church of Christ “of the Unwithering Rose,” in Piræus, Greece, the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece convened for a regular meeting.

Those present were His Beatitude,Archbishop Kallinikos of Athens and All Greece; Their Eminences, Metropolitan Athanasios of Larisa and Platamon, Metropolitan Justin of Eυripos and Euboia, Metropolitan Gerontios of Piræus and Salamis, Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Attica and Bœotia, and Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Phyle; Their Graces, Bishop Gregory of Christianoupolis, Bishop Photios of Marathon, Bishop Ambrose of Philippi, and Bishop Ambrose of Methone; His Eminence, Bishop Silvano of Luni; and Their Graces, Bishop Klemes of Gardikion and Bishop Theodosios of Bresthena.

After the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and the Blessing of the Waters for the New Ecclesiastical Year and for the inauguration of the new Synodal Period, the Holy Synod of Bishops discussed the following matters and made decisions thereon:

1. The annual reappointment of members of the Synodal Commissions took place.

2. The Hierarchs redesignated the membership of the Synodal Courts.

3. Locum Tenentes were assigned to the vacant Dioceses.

4. The Hierarchs discussed the scheduling of the annual Synodal Convocations and settled the details both for the Synodal Memorial Service for Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Phlorina and Archbishop Chrysostomos of Athens on Saturday, September 6/19, 2015, and for the Synodal celebration of the ninetieth anniversary of the Third Appearance of the Precious Cross on the evening of the Saturday after the Exaltation of the Cross (September 20/October 3, 2015).

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