Holy Synod, Ecclesiastical governing body created by Tsar Peter I in 1721 to head the Russian Orthodox Church, replacing the patriarchate of Moscow.
Who was the head of Russian Orthodox Church?
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow
|Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’|
|Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’|
|Church||Russian Orthodox Church|
Who ruled the Orthodox Church?
Eastern Orthodox theology is based on holy tradition, which incorporates the dogmatic decrees of the seven ecumenical councils, the Scriptures, and the teaching of the Church Fathers.
|Eastern Orthodox Church|
|Primus inter pares||Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I|
|Region||Southeast Europe, Eastern Europe, Cyprus, Georgia|