Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Holy Synod Elects New Hierarchs for Siberian, Russian Eparchies

At its ongoing session the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church has decided to elect Archbishop Mark of Khabarovsk and the Amur to the vacant Eparchy of Vyatka, Archbishop Ignatiy of Petropavlovsk and Kamchatka to the Eparchy of Khabarovsk, auxiliary Bishop Panteleimon of Orekhovo to the Eparchy of Smolensk, and Archimandrite Artemiy (Snigur) as Bishop of Petropavlovsk and Kamchatka. More here.

Update: At the same session the Holy Synod also elected Archimandrite Serafim (Glushakov) as auxiliary Bishop of Voskresensk and Igumen Nikolai (Chashin) as auxiliary Bishop of Zvenigorod. Both will serve as auxiliaries to Patriarch Kirill (Gundyayev) of Moscow and All Rus'. More here.

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