In the ROC questioned the proposal to appoint staroobryadnic Bishop

© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Recipesearch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill at the session of the hierarchical Council 2017In the ROC questioned the proposal to appoint staroobryadnic Bishop© Photo : courtesy of the press service of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia

Talk about the emergence of particular bishops, which would be governed staroobryadtsy community of the Russian Orthodox Church, at the moment, prematurely, told RIA Novosti Secretary of the Synodal Commission for old belief and one faith of the Moscow Patriarchate Archpriest John size, commenting on suggestions made in the framework of the Council of bishops.

Communities «Orthodox believers,» or fellow believers, preserves the ancient liturgical and domestic statutes, but recognizes the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate, founded in the XVIII century and almost disappeared after 1917. Patriarch Kirill, speaking on held in Moscow bishops ‘ Council, said active revival of a common belief in Russia. To assign to a fellow individual Bishop invited the head of the Charity Fund of St. Gregory the theologian Leonid Sevostyanov.

«Talking about the Bishop for the current 30-40 parishes before, like a strange thing to say about the appearance in the Russian Orthodox Church staroobryadnic parallel hierarchy. Although, as I know many priests would be happy about that,» said Archpriest John size.

In his opinion, it would make sense to assign to «Orthodox old believers» of the vicar Bishop, Bishop, not having their Department and help the Patriarch (this title is, for example, the head of the Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion), therefore, co-religionists, if desired, could report directly to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia.

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