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The Holy Synod discussed the union of the two Greek synods - Greek TOC and the Greek Synod in Resistance

Assessing this alliance, where the confession of Faith was allowed to suffer a fall, as a loss of continuity with previous decisions of the Synod of the Greek TOC, and given the schismatic nature of the Synod in Resistance, the Synod of the RTOC continues to consider the present confession of Faith and the canonical status of the Greek TOC as being flawed.


  1. In keeping with the tradition of St. Philaret (Voznesensky), who received Greek clergy and monasteries in Greece and abroad under his Omophor, the Bishops of the RTOC will continue this practice, motivated by its duty to not abandon the Faithful to the rule of those retreating from the purity of Orthodoxy.
  2. The Synod hereby confirms its prior decision adopted at its previous meeting, regarding the acceptance of Greek clergy.

Protopresbyter Victor Melehov, Secretary
Synod of Bishops
Russian True Orthodox Church

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