Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrives in Serbia

Today His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the President of the Office for Internal Church Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate came in a three-day official visit to the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Republic of Serbia.

His Eminence Metropolitan will visit the Serbian Patriarchate where he will meet with His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and the members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of teh Serbian Orthodox Church; and then with the highest officials of the Republic of Serbia and the city of Belgrade. During the visit Metropolitan Hilarion will hold a lecture at the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade. The distinguished guest will also visit St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar and the Podvorye of the Russian Patriarchate in Belgrade. At the Kolarac Endowment Metropolitan will attend the public performance of his musical work Passion according to St. Matthew performed by Choir and Symphonic orchestra of Radio Television of Serbia. 

During his visit His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk will serve the memorial service at the Russian Necropolises in Belgrade, as well as the Divine Liturgy in the monastery of Rakovica with the memorial service to Serbian Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose.