Debating the Documents of the Holy and Great Synod of Crete — a Canonical and Disciplinary Approach

Case Study: the Archbishopric of Iași

  • Emilian-Iustinian Roman "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University

Abstract

 The discussion of the documents of the Holy and Great Synod of Crete has resulted in numerous clashes in the dioceses of the Romanian Patriarchate. In this context, our study seeks to analyse various forms of canonical disobedience and highlight the principle of synodality, one of the fundamental canonical principles of organizing the Orthodox Church, according to which the leadership of the Church is exercised collectively, not individually. Furthermore, canonical obedience, as an expression of the hierarchical principle, means the subordination of the inferior ranks to the higher ones, of the faithful to the hierarchy, of the hierarchs to the synods, etc.


Keywords: Church discipline, canons, Synod, synodality, regulations

Author Biography

Emilian-Iustinian Roman, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University

Rev., Assistant Professor, Faculty of Orthodox Theology, Iasi

Published
2017-06-28
How to Cite
ROMAN, Emilian-Iustinian. Debating the Documents of the Holy and Great Synod of Crete — a Canonical and Disciplinary Approach. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Theologia Orthodoxa, [S.l.], v. 62, n. 1, p. 159-170, june 2017. ISSN 2065-9474. Available at: <http://journals.orth.ro/index.php/subbto/article/view/89>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.24193/subbto.2017.1.10.