Putin will meet with members of the Council of bishops

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin will meet with members of the Council of bishops© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with members of the Council of bishops — the bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church, reported the press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest of Alexander Volkov.

Earlier, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov has told RIA Novosti that Putin plans to visit the Episcopal Cathedral.

«For the first time the President will come to the Council of bishops in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, where he will meet with members of the Cathedral of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church», — told RIA Novosti the wolves.

The Council of bishops will be held from 29 November to 2 December and will gather people from the entire Orthodox world, and on 4 December, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill will lead a solemn mass in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, on which hundreds of bishops from around the world.

Meeting of the Council of bishops will be held in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, they are traditionally headed by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. For four days the Council should answer the most topical issues of modern spiritual and social life — as a monk living with the Internet, how many times can you marry the Orthodox and why to teach culture in schools.

The bishops ‘ Council of the Supreme body of the hierarchic governance, convened by the Patriarch and Synod at least once every four years. This year the participants will remember not only the revival of the Patriarchate in Russia in 1917, after more than 200-year Synodal period (subordination of Church to state), but also the centenary of the local Council of the ROC, which was elected the new Patriarch Tikhon, and the centenary of the revolutionary events and the subsequent atheistic persecution.

A hundred years ago, on 28 October 1917 at the local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, was elected the Metropolitan Tikhon, subsequently glorified among the saints and led the ranks of the martyrs. And his elevation to the Patriarchal throne was held on December 4, 1917 – the feast of the presentation of the virgin Mary.

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