Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Countdown to a Patriarch

Keeping with the Moscow patriarchate thread, it's been announced that the election of Alexei II's successor will take place in six weeks' time -- 27-29 January -- with enthronement already set for 1 February.

Taking the form of a general council, the electorate will be made up of over 700 delegates representing Russian Orthodoxy's 150-plus dioceses alongside representatives of the church's schools and monasteries.