The meeting of the Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece begins Tuesday, until Thursday, March 7.
The Standing Holy Synod is expected to be of particular interest as it will examine, among other things, the issues that the ecclesiastical world is currently facing.
The focus will be on church-state relations, the revision of the Constitution and the clergy payroll.
It is reminded that the Special Committee for the study of common interest of the Church and State, met with representatives of the State a few weeks ago.
They referred to the proposed Agreement between the State and the Church, which was submitted to the Committee during the previous meeting on February 12 at the Ministry of Education.
It is also reminded that the Church of Greece and the Ecumenical Patriarchate, coincided on the proposals for the revision of the Constitution and on the preservation of the current payment regime of the Orthodox clergy.
Τhe Special Committee has set clear that “we would send a document to the Standing Holy Synod, with which our Commission will outline its views on the proposals and will brief about its work to date, because the proposed agreement provides for a change in payment regime, which goes beyond the mandate given to our Commission by the Holy Synod of the Hierarchy. Therefore, the Holy Synod of the Hierarchy is the only competent body to take appropriate decisions.”