Epiphanius approved the composition of the Holy Synod of the DNC

Епифаний утвердил состав Священного Синода ПЦУ

The meeting was held at the House of Metropolitan on the territory of the National reserve Sophia of Kyiv

The Holy Synod is composed of Metropolitan of Kiev and the 12 diocesan bishops, which will periodically be assigned by the presiding judge.

The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Epiphanius elected the members of the Holy Synod of the DNC and held its first meeting. About it reports a press-service of the DNC on Tuesday, February 5.

“Metropolitan Epiphanius has determined that in addition to the permanent members of the Synod (Patriarch Filaret, Metropolitan Makarios and Metropolitan Simeon), its members included: Dimitrii, Metropolitan of Lviv and Sokal; John, Metropolitan of Cherkassy and Chigirin; Sergius, Archbishop of Donetsk and Mariupol; Theodore, Archbishop of Poltava and Kremenchug; Ilarion, Archbishop of Rivne and Ostroh; yevstraty, Archbishop of Chernihiv and Nizhyn; Herman, Archbishop of Chernivtsi and Khotyn; agapetus, Archbishop of Vyshgorod; Simeon, Bishop of Kiev and Krivoy Rog” – said the press service of the Kyiv metropolis, DNC on Tuesday.

The report emphasizes that, under the Statute, PCU, per annum (permanent) the Holy Synod is composed of Metropolitan of Kyiv as the presiding and 12 of the diocesan bishops, which are periodically appointed by the presiding officer, in accordance with the seniority of Episcopal consecration.

The Synodal year is divided into two Synodal period: winter (September 1 – 28-29 February) and summer (1 March – 31 August), half of the members of a summer (permanent) the Holy Synod of the changes in each such period. The term of office of each member of the Synod is the year.

Earlier it became known that in Kiev in the House of Metropolitan on the territory of the National reserve Sophia of Kiev passes the first session of the Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine.

Recall, February 3, in Kiev took place the enthronement of Metropolitan Epiphanios, after which he officially headed the DNC.

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