HARLEMUM, PAVLOV — After three weeks and thirty votes in the Holy Synod, the Second Synod of Harlemum drew to a close on Monday with the promulgation of the Apostolic Constitution of Harlemum; an 84-page document spanning a variety of topics which is intended to begin the work of renewal in the Pavlovian Orthodox Church first announced by His Imperial Majesty Aleksandr IV, may the Almighty God bless his reign, in the Edict of Traiectum this past October 25th.
The Apostolic Constitution contains a new set of governing canons for the Church, as well as a new statement of faith and a new liturgy. The encyclical On the Heresy of Non-Literalism published by now-Metropolitan Emeritus Cyril in 2018 was reaffirmed as doctrine alongside the conclusions promulgated by the First Synod of Harlemum that same year, and was included with new material addressing the shape of the Earth to form the Synodal Decree concerning the Heresy of Non-Literalism and the consequences of Orthodox Scriptural interpretation — a document which also affirmed as church doctrine the historic legal prohibition of catfish within Pavlov. A cornerstone of the Synod’s work is the Synodal Constitution Nadezhda Khrysta, which outlines in-depth the Pavlovian Orthodox Church’s position as the true Church of Christ, the essential nature of the Christian sacraments, and the anointed role of His Imperial Majesty the Pavlovian Tsar, may the Almighty God bless his reign, and his Empire in the work of salvation.
His all-Holiness the Œcumenical Patriarch spoke to the Gazette, calling it “a historic day in the life of the Church of Pavlov.” His all-Holiness further commented that while he was “proud and humbled to see what the Holy Spirit has wrought at this Synod” there was “more work to be done” in the ongoing task of renewing the Church. The Pavlovian Orthodox Church is the first and only state church of the micronational community with access to the apostolic lineage passed down from Our Lord Jesus Christ, and will soon be opening the Pro-Cathedral of the Theotokos and St. Simeon of Muscovy to weekly public services in the Pavlovian town of Karolopol.