Talk:John of Kronstadt
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I made a couple of changes. First, and correct me if I am wrong, I took out that he was a member of the synod in that only bishops are members of synods. Second, I changed "canonized" to "glorified" to conform to normal Orthodox usage. I also cleaned up the reference to the Russian Church. --Fr Lev 21:53, February 1, 2006 (CST)
- I don't know what the practice of the Russian church is, but some churches do have non-episcopal members of their synods, e.g., the Church of Jerusalem, which includes some archimandrites. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs (THINK!) 09:14, February 2, 2006 (CST)
- Coming back to this over a decade and a half later -- as St. John lived and was in active ministry during the period where Russian did not have a Patriarchate and operated under the system started under Tsar Peter, I beleive there was much greater involvement of non-episcopal clergy in the Holy Synod until the restoration of the Patriarchate. I will return to some notes from my research and try to update this article with some biographical information, God willing. Currently, the two biographies I have worked with are A Prodigal Saint and the biography printed by Holy Transfiguration Monastery. Obviously one is more academic and the other hagiography, so I will try to find a good balance between the two in updating this page. Ioannplyler (talk) 03:29, December 30, 2022 (UTC)