Holy Synod of Constantinople

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The Holy and Sacred Synod of Constantinople Orthodox Сhurch is presided over by Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, and is comprised of metropolitans of the patriarchate.

Holy and Sacred Synod

The Holy and Sacred Synod is currently comprised of the following Metropolitans with the dates of their enthronement:

Other Metropolitans

  • His Eminence Metropolitan Elder Joachim of Nikomedia (September 23, 1973)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Elder John of Nicea (May 26, 1969) Reposed on July 1, 2010.
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Damaskinos of Andrianople (December 6, 1970)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Germanos of Theodoroupolis (January 16, 1972)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Germanos of Tranoupolis (January 14, 1973)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Cyril of Imvros and Tenedos (October 27, 1985)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Princes Islands (December 25, 1987)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Dimitrios of Sevasteia (November 4, 1990)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Meliton of Philadelphia (October 28, 1990)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Irinaios of Myriofytos and Peristasis (November 21, 1995)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Myra (November 25, 1995)
  • His Eminence Metropolitan Paisios of Tyana (11.04.1998) (Abbot of the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou, Astoria, NY)

Auxiliary Bishops

Synodical Committees

  • Finance Committee
  • Auditing Committee
  • Trustee Committee for the Sacred Monastery of the Holy Trinity on Halki
  • Legal Counsel
  • Canonical Committee
  • Committee for Inter-Orthodox Affairs
  • Committee for the Eparchies of the Throne Abroad and Orthodox Missions
  • Committee for the Institutions of the Throne Abroad
  • Committee for Inter-Christian Affairs
  • Committee for the Dialogue with the non-Chalcedonian Churches
  • Committee for the Dialogue with the Roman Catholic Church
  • Committee for Theological Studies
  • Committee for the Holy Mountain (Mt. Athos)
  • Committee for the Publication of the Periodical “Orthodoxia”
  • Committee for the Publication of the Yearbook
  • Committee for Spiritual Ministry
  • Committee for Monasteries
  • Committee for the Restoration, Maintenance and Preservation of the Patriarchal Church and Home
  • Committee for the Patriarchal Archives and Libraries
  • Committee for the Skevophylakion (Treasury) and Myrrhofylakion (Myrrh Chamber)
  • Committee for Holy Shrines
  • Committee for Divine Worship
  • Committee for the Liturgical Canon
  • Committee for the Dialogue with Islam
  • Committee for European Affairs
  • Committee for Pensions and Medical Insurance
  • Committee for the Development and Utilization of the Holdings of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

See also


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