The Council of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church will discuss how to use the Internet in the monasteries

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photopanoramas Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church takes place in Cathedral of Christ the SaviorThe Council of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church will discuss how to use the Internet in the monasteries© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

The Council of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church among other issues will discuss the use of the Internet monastics, this was announced Wednesday at a press conference in MIA «Russia today», Deputy head of the Moscow Patriarchate Archimandrite Savva (Tutunov).

The Cathedral, dedicated to the celebration of the restoration of the Patriarchate in the Russian Orthodox Church, will be held in Moscow at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour under chairmanship of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on 29 November to 4 December 2017. The Council of bishops is one of the Supreme bodies of management of the Russian Orthodox Church.

«For many years we have regulations on the monasteries and monastics, which outlines the experience and wishes for the life of the monasteries. Many times he corresponded publicly discussed in 2010. It also includes reflections on contemporary monastic life, in particular, such time as the Internet in the monasteries. It was not before, and monasteries now live in a completely different conditions than a century ago,» said the priest.

In turn, head of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate on relations of the Church with society and mass-media Vladimir Legoyda noted the «unprecedented openness» of developing the Church documents – «not only for the practice of our Church but other Orthodox Churches.» According to him, anyone can provide comments during the review process of such documents.

«If these comments are relevant if they are meaningful, then everything is accepted and considered. Documents pass through a sieve of huge intellectual debate, and this is a unique case in the modern world,» — said Legoyda.

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