Minutes

Of a Meeting of the Bishops’ Council of Russian Bishops

November 5\18, 2009

Martyrs Galacteon and Episteme 

The meeting began at 1630 with the prayer, “O Heavenly King.” 

Attendees:

The Most Reverend Agafangel, Metropolitan of the Eastern-American and New York Diocese and First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad; the Most Reverend Sofroniy, Archbishop of St. Petersburg and Northern Russia; the Most Reverend Ioann, Archbishop of Buinsk and Volzhsk; the Most Reverend Georgiy, Bishop of Bolgrad and Belgorod-Dnestrovsk; the Most Reverend Afanasy, Bishop of Vologodsk and Velikoustyuzhsk; and Archpriest Valeriy Kravets, Administrator of the Voronezh diocese. 

Agenda

 

    1.  Approve the provisions of the Bishops’ Council of Russian Bishops.

    2.  The strengthening of our unity.

    3.  A discussion of those who separated from ROCA before May 17, 2007.

The meeting concluded at 21:00 with the prayer, “It is Truly Meet…” 

+ Metropolitan Agafangel

+ Archbishop Sofroniy

+ Archbishop Ioann

+Bishop Georgiy

+Bishop Afanasy

Archpriest Valeriy Kravets, Administrator of the Voronezh diocese