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Belarusian Orthodox Church

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Belarusian Orthodox Church

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, the central Orthodox church of Minsk
Belarusian Orthodox Church (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.

The Belarusian Orthodox Church strongly opposes the minor and largely emigration-based Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church.


The structure of the Belarusian Orthodox Church consists of 11 eparchies:

External links

  • Official website
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