The Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, convening earlier this month, made several significant decisions.
One such decision was the removal of Saint Alexander of Novgorod (Nevsky) from its ecclesiastical calendar. Previously celebrated on November 23, the Holy Synod opted to designate this date as an “additional day” for honoring the memory of Saint Alexander, the inaugural abbot of the Nevsypushchy Monastery, now included in the Orthodox Church of Ukraine’s calendar.
Additionally, at the proposal by Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv, the Synod established the Metropolis of Vyshgorod, appointing Archbishop Agapit as its head. Furthermore, upon the recommendation of the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the Abbot of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Monastery, Avrahamiy (Lotysh), was elected as Bishop of Boryspil.