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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of Su…

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill chairs meeting of Supreme Church Council

On 15th June 2021, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia presided over
an online meeting of the Supreme Church Council of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Primate of the Russian Church participated in the session remotely, from the Holy
Synod’s historical hall at the Patriarchal residence in Peredelkino.

In his opening address His Holiness presented the meeting agenda.

The participants in the session heard a report by Metropolitan Yevgeny of Yekaterinburg
and Verkhoturye, chairman of the Synodal Department for Religious Education and
Catechisation, who spoke on dates and topics of the 30 th  International Christmas
Readings; as well as an annual report on the work of the Synodal Department for Youth
Affairs, presented by its chairman, Bishop Serafim of Istra; an annual report on parish
youth ministry, delivered by Metropolitan Yevgeny of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye
and Bishop Serafim of Istra; and an annual report on seminary teachers associations,
prepared by Archpriest Maxim Kozlov, chairman of the Education Committee of the
Russian Orthodox Church.

The Supreme Church Council chaired by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill consists of:
• Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for
External Church Relations;
• Metropolitan Dionisy of Voskresensk, chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate;
• Metropolitan Clement of Kaluga and Borovsk, chairman of the Publishing
Council of the Russian Orthodox Church;
• Metropolitan Ioann of Belgorod and Stary Oskol, chairman of the Synodal
Department for Mission;
• Metropolitan Feognost of Kashira, chairman of the Synodal Department for
Monasteries and Monasticism;
• Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk, chairman of the Synodal
Department for Relations with the Cossacks;
• Metropolitan Mitrofan of Murmansk and Monchegorsk, chairman of the
Patriarchal Commission for Physical Culture and Sport;
• Metropolitan Tikhon of Pskov and Porkhov, chairman of the Patriarchal
Council for Culture;
• Metropolitan Antony of Chersonesus and Western Europe, head of the
Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad;
• Metropolitan Yevgeny of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye, chairman of the
Synodal Department for Religious Education and Catechisation;

• Bishop Irinarkh of Ramenskoye, head of the Synodal Department for Prison
Ministry;
• Bishop Panteleimon of Vereya, chairman of the Synodal Department for
Church Charity and Social Ministry;
• Bishop Savvaty of Bronnitsy, chairman of the Synodal Department for
Relations with the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies;
• Bishop Foma of Odintsovo and Krasnogorsk, head of the Moscow
Patriarchate’s Administrative Secretariat;
• Bishop Serafim of Istra, chairman of the Synodal Department for Youth
Affairs;
• Achimandrite Iliya (Rudnev), chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Finance
and Economic Administration;
• Archpriest Maxim Kozlov, chairman of the Education Committee of the
Russian Orthodox Church;
• Mr. Vladimir Legoyda, chairman of the Synodal Department for Church’s
Relations with Society and Mass Media; and
• Hegumenness Ksenia (Chernega), head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Legal
Administration.

Invited to take part in the meeting were also Bishop Savva of Zelenograd, deputy
chancellor of the Moscow Patriarchate; Bishop Nikolai of Balashikha and Orekhovo-
Zuyevo, head and editor-in-chief of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Publishing House;
and Mr. Alexander Schipkov, first deputy chairman of the Synodal Department for
Church’s Relations with Society and Mass Media.

Press Service of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia/
DECR Communication Service
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