May 29, 2024

True Orthodox Diocese of Western Europe

Russian True Orthodox Church (RTOC)

RTOC Holy Synod

Synod of Bishops of the Russian True Orthodox Church

By a conciliar decision on June 24 / July 7, 2005 Archbishop Tikhon (Pasechnik) of Omsk and Siberia was elected President of the Hierarchical Synod of RTOC.

Our first hierarch Archbishop Tikhon

Today in the Russian True Orthodox Church in the Homeland following Dioceses are operating:

  • Omsk-Siberia Diocese
  • Black Sea-Kuban Diocese
  • Gomel-Bryansk Diocese
  • Vinnitsa-Hmelnitsk Diocese
  • Odessa Diocese

Also under the omophorion of the RTOC Synod  following ROCOR Dioceses, Deaneries and Missions are active:

  • Australia Diocese
  • West-European Diocese
  • North-American Deanery
  • Mission in South America

The ruling organ of the RTOC is the Hierarchical Synod, which is composed of five bishops:

  • His Eminence Tikhon, Archbishop of Omsk an Siberia, President of The Holy Synod of the Russian True Orthodox Church
  • His Eminence  Benjamin, Archbishop of the Black Sea Region and Kuban
  • His Grace Germogen, Bishop of Gomel and Bryansk
  • His Grace Savvati, Bishop of Vinnitsa and Hmelnitsk
  • His Grace Philaret, Bishop of Pallini and West Europe 

Protopresbyter Victor Melehov, Secretary of the Holy Synod

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