MOSCOW, 22 Jan - the Last news . The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet on Thursday at the regular meeting under the leadership of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in the capital of Russia, said at the Patriarchal press service.
The agenda of the Synod by tradition, not pre-published, the discussion was held in closed format. Meetings are often held in the Russian capital.
According to the Charter of the ROC, the highest bodies of Church authority and governance shall be the local Council, the Council of bishops and the Holy Synod. The Synod governs the Church between bishops ' councils (who are, as a rule, time in years). In the period between the councils the Synod adopts the most important decisions in Church and community life and through the Patriarch is the Cathedral of the report on its activities. The meeting of the Synod shall be convened by the Patriarch (or the Locum Tenens) several times a year. The Synod shall consist of a head - the Patriarch (or the Locum Tenens), nine permanent and five temporary members of the diocesan bishops.
Permanent members of the Synod of bishops of the 7 are in the Department: the metropolitans of Kiev and all Ukraine, in St. Petersburg and Ladoga, Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna, Minsk and Slutsk, Chisinau and all Moldova, the head of Metropolitan district in Kazakhstan and the head of Central Asian Metropolitan district. Two more hierarchs are the Permanent members of the Synod ex officio: Chancellor of the Metropolitan Patriarchate and head of the Department for external Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.