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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Announces New Composition of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Feb 20, 2004

New York, NY - His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in a letter to His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios dated, February 19, 2004, announced a historic decision that drastically modifies the composition of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate henceforth will be comprised of six Hierarchs residing in the Holy See of Constantinople and of six Hierarchs from the other eparchies of the Ecumenical Throne, outside of Turkey, who will periodically be invited to participate.

In the same letter, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew appointed Archbishop Demetrios a member of this new Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the new synodal period, which commences March 1st, 2004.

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