Council Participants




On the Feast of Pentecost, when the Church celebrates the descent of the Holy Spirit, more than 500 men and women -- bishops, priests, monastics, and laity -- will participate in the Holy and Great Council, to be convened in Crete. Among those present will be the primates of all 14 Orthodox autocephalous (or self-governed) Churches; more than 300 bishops; almost 100 advisors, numerous stewards and students.


Senior Patriarchates



Church of Constantinople


(Ecumenical Patriarchate)


Church of Alexandria




Church of Antioch




Church of Jerusalem




Autocephalus Churches



Church of Russia




Church of Serbia




Church of Romania




Church of Bulgaria




Church of Georgia




Church of Cyprus




Church of Greece




Church of Poland




Church of Albania




Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia




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