The Bishops’ Council, which numbers 290 hierarchs, took place at the Hall of Church Councils in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior from February 2 through 5 with 280 hierarchs participating. 88 of them were consecrated during the last four years. The Council adopted some Regulations and issued an Appeal to the clergymen, monastics and laymen of the Russian Orthodox Church.
February 1 marked the fourth anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. All archpastors of the Russian Orthodox Church lead by its Primate celebrated Divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.