During its recent synod, the Moscow Patriarchate decided on the causes of two saints.
St Maxim Sandovych was a former Greek-Catholic who became Orthodox and then an Orthodox priest. He was martyred by the Austrian authorities and glorified by the UOC-MP becoming united to the Synaxis of the Saints of Carpatho-Rus', that of Galicia and also that of Volyn. The MP extended his cultus to the ROC.
At the same time, the MP established a joint committee with the Bulgarians to examine the cause of Archbishop Seraphim Sobolev of Bohucharsk in Bulgaria. The Archbishop has been glorified a saint by smaller jurisdictions.
The committee will report back to the MP during its synod in the first week of February with its findings.