Metropolitan Sviatoslav and Metropolitan Epiphany met to exchange with each other Christmas greetings and to discuss matters of ecclesial life of mutual importance. The Church leaders paid special attention to the agreement on the reform of the church liturgical calendar, which is increasingly critical before Christmas and Easter holy days. After the discussion, it was proposed to create a joint working group that will take a comprehensive study of the issue. This working group would have to draw up specific proposals for the Presidents and Synods of both Churches in the context of preparations to mark the 1700th anniversary of the First Ecumenical Cathedral, held at Nicea in AD 325.
Pray for the work on the liturgical calendar and the move toward a common date of Christmas and Easter.