Belarusian Exarchate celebrates 25 years of its autonomy

Belarusian Exarchate celebrates 25 years of its autonomy
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This year Belarus celebrates the 25th anniversary since the foundation of the Belarusian Exarchate. According to info got by on this occasion Belarus Post issued a special stamp. This item was released on the 11th of October.

Belarusian Orthodox Church is the official name of the Belarusian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belarus. It represents the union of Russian orthodox eparchies on the territory of Belarus and is the largest religious organization in the country, uniting the predominant majority of its Eastern Orthodox Christians.

The leader of the Belarusian Orthodox Church is Filaret, Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk.

The church enjoys a much smaller degree of autonomy compared to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, which is a semi-autonomous entity associated with the Russian Orthodox Church.

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