In this episode of The Orthodachs Show, TheBadgerDad goes solo to recap his research on the Byzantine connection to Our Lady’s apparitions at Fátima and to share the canons of the Synod of Petrograd of the Russian Greek Catholic Church, concluded on May 31, 1917. Venerable Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, Father and Head of the worldwide Ruthenian (Ukrainian) Greek Catholic Church convoked this gathering with special (and secretive) faculties granted to him by Pope St. Pius X and constituted the Russian Greek Catholic Church, sui iuris. At this time the Venerable Metropolitan elevated Blessed Leonid Fedorov to be Apostolic Exarch of the new Church.
*Errata: The Synod of Petrograd concluded on May 31, 1917, and was convoked on May 28, 1917 (cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Greek_Catholic_Church and in Russian: http://www.rkcvo.ru/node/390)
For more info and background on the faculties granted by Pope St. Pius X, visit the work of Rev. Dr. Athanasius McVay here: https://annalesecclesiaeucrainae.blogspot.com/2010/06/among-historys-vanished-monsignor.html=
Text of the Synod of Petrograd (Download, PDF): https://thebyzantinelife.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2.-Text-of-the-Synod-of-Petrograd.pdf
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Cover photo: Roman Catholic Basilica of St. Catherine the Great Martyr, St. Petersburg (circa 1900) & the Miracle of the Sun (Cova da Iria, circa 1917).
Intro theme, The Jesus Prayer (Church Slavonic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7-VLJxLEV4
Outro Theme, S.H.A.M.E. (Motionzz Remix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eia3WD_8vHw