A conference titled “World Orthodoxy: Primacy and Conciliarity in the Light of Orthodox Teaching” opened at St. Sergius Hall of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on September 16, 2021.
The organizers and partners of the conference are the Synodal Biblical-Theological Commission; the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; the Sts Cyril and Methodius Institute of Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies.
The conference is aimed at creating a platform for theological discussion of different ecclesiological problems such as primacy, conciliarity, and the order of granting autocephaly. Participating in the conference are members of the Synodal Biblical-Theological Commission, representatives of the Theological schools of the Russian Orthodox Church, professors and lecturers of universities, hierarchs and clerics of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and guests from Local Orthodox Churches.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia delivered an opening speech.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, will deliver the key plenary report.
Different aspects of the main theme will be discussed in the reports of the speakers at the plenary sessions on September 16 and 17.
As a result of the conference, a collection of the reports presented by the participants is planned to be published in Russian.