Patriarch Kirill to visit Belarus on 13-14 October

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. Archival photoPatriarch Kirill to visit Belarus on 13-14 October© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill to visit Belarus on 13-14 October, the materials on the official portal of the Belarusian Orthodox Church (BOC).

Earlier, the Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavsky Paul, Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus reported that in the fall of 2018 in Belarus it is planned to hold a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). Metropolitan Paul has also clarified that the expected arrival of the Patriarch, the permanent and temporary members of the Synod.

In the chart posted on the website of the BOC, it is noted that on 13 October at 16.00 local time (same as GMT) Patriarch Kirill arrives in Minsk airport. On the same day, he will lead a Liturgy at the Holy Spirit Cathedral of Minsk, which will start at 18.00. The next day, October 14, Patriarch Kirill will celebrate the rite of the Great consecration of the Temple-monument in honor of All Saints.

Representatives of the BOC, the forthcoming visit of the Patriarch commented.

According to the Statute of the ROC, the highest bodies of Church authority and governance are the local Council, the Council of bishops and the Holy Synod. The Synod governs the Church between bishops ‘ councils, the meetings shall be convened by the Patriarch (or the Locum Tenens) several times a year. In the period between the councils, it was the Synod takes major decisions concerning the Church and social life.