Saturday, March 10, 2007

Bishop Agathangelos of ROCOR(L) Headed Lenten Meeting of Clergy

(Web-site of Odessa Diocese – Vertograd, Odessa)

BishopAgathangelos of Tavria and Odessa (ROCOR(L) in the Ukraine) headed Lenten Meeting of Clergy of his diocese. More then 20 priests participated. They confessed on March 6 and had Liturgy on March 7. Then after the trapeza (dinner) they hold an annual meeting where they discussed the situation in ROCOR(L) on the eve of signing the Act of Communion with Moscow Patriarchate. Besides two commissions were formed: Youth Commission and Choir Commission. It was decided to start the Youth Camp in summer and Choir Conference.

The next meeting of clergy is scheduled right after May 17, the day when the Act of Communion is to be signed. The diocese is firmly against the union with Moscow Partiarchate on current terms, when MP had not denied anything concerning ecumenist or sergianism.