The metropolitical see was for a short time transferred to Vladimir and then finally to Moscow (Mouravieff, chs.
The Holy Synod possesses the metropolitical jurisdiction.
Grindal indeed attempted a reform of the ecclesiastical courts, but his metropolitical activity was cut short by a conflict with the arbitrary temper of the queen.
In case of a vacancy in a metropolitical see, an episcopal commission is appointed by the guardians of the spiritualities of the vacant see to confirm the election of the new metropolitan.
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