October 2008 = Meeting of our Sacred Synod with a delegation from a group of Old Believers.

  • On October 8 (O.C.) a meeting took place in the offices of the Sacred Synod of members of our hierarchy with a delegation from a group of Old Believers in Russia led by their primate, Patriarch Alexander (Kalinin). This meeting was the result of the communication between a member of our Synod with his equivalent in the above jurisdiction.

The Press Office of the Sacred Synod reported that the meeting had an informational character and consequently no concrete subjects were discussed. Finally, after the exchange of symbolic gifts between the two primates it was agreed to continue the informal communication aiming toward beginning an official dialogue provided this was decided by both parties.