Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with Primate of the Church of Greece
On 11 December 2011, the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, visiting Greece with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and at the invitation of His Beatitude Hieronymus, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, met with the Primate of the Church of Greece at his residence.
After the meeting His Beatitude Archbishop Hieronymus gave a reception on the occasion of the visit of the Russian Orthodox Church’s hierarch. Aalso invited were Metropolitan Vassileios of Elasson, Metropolitan Nikolaos of Messogaia and Laureotiki, Metropolitan Athenagoras of Ilion, Acharnais and Petroupolis, Bishop Feodorit of Nazianzus, Bishop Procopios of Christianopolos, Bishop Gabriel of Diavleia, Greek Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Dollis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Greece Vladimir Chkhikvishvili, and Metropolitan Hilarion’s suite.
The Primate of the Orthodox Church of Greece presented Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk with a panagia and a copy of the Greek edition of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill’s book “Freedom and Responsibility.”