Holy Synod of Jerusalem Church discusses the upcoming Primates’ Synaxis

Temple of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Photo: tonkosti.ru

The Primate of the Church of Jerusalem told the members of the Synod about the reaction of the Patriarch of Antioch to the idea of convening a Council of Primates.

On February 21, 2020, the Holy Synod of the Jerusalem Orthodox Church discussed the upcoming Primates’ Council to be held next week in Amman. This was reported on the website of the Jerusalem Patriarchate.

The Primate of the Church of Jerusalem, Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem, told the members of the Synod that the Primate of the Church of Antioch, Patriarch John X, spoke positively of the initiative to convene the “fraternal gathering  in Amman” in order to restore the unity of Orthodoxy.

Patriarch Theophilos III also noted that the Holy City of Jerusalem is looking forward to the familial gathering of the Primates of Local Orthodox Churches with hope for continued dialogue of the Churches “towards the precious unity amongst brothers”.

On February 21, it became known that the Synod of the Bulgarian Church refused to participate in the Primates’ Council.

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