Meeting with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk

His Holiness Irinej, the Serbian Patriarch, received His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, President of the Moscow Patriarchate's External Church Relations Department at the Patriarchate of Serbia in Belgrade on February 18, 2020.

The meeting was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Their Graces Bishops Irinej, Jovan of Sumadija and David of Krusevac, as well as Their Eminences Metropolitans of the Montenegro-Littoral Amfilohije and Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana.

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volkolamsk: “An Outline of Orthodox Faith”

A presentation of the book “An Outline of Orthodox Faith” written by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volkolamsk (Alfeev) took place in the crypt of the Church of St. Sava, Belgrade, on February 17, 2020.

Contemporary Catechism, written on three hundred pages (with photographs) divided into 66 sections under the title “An Outline of Orthodox Faith” by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volkolamsk and in the edition of the Representation of Serbian Patriarchate in Moscow and the publishing house "Pravoslavac" from Sabac, was presented in the crypt of the Church of St. Sava in the Vracar district of Belgrade, on February 17, 2020. The book was translated from Russian by Bishop Anthonije (Pantelic) of Moravica, Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch.

The fire of the faith of God’s people has glittered

These people who don't give their shrines, who save their honour and souls,  have become the true people of God based on the testament of St. Peter of Cetinje, on his laws“, said Metropolitan Amfilohije.

On Sunday,26th February 2020, a prayer of supplication to The Most Holy Theotokos was held in the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Basil of Ostrog.  On the same day in the afternoon, the faithful believers gathered in the monastery of Ostrog and with the blessing of St. Basil of Ostrog they set off their journey to the Orthodox Cathedral in Niksic.

The Serbian Patriarch met with the Metropolitan of Volokolamsk

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej received His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on February  17, 2020.

The reception was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Their Graces Bishops Irinej (Bulovic) of Bachka and David (Perovic) of Krusevac, Bishop Stefan (Saric) of Remesiana and Vicar Bishop of the Serbian Patriarch as well as by the principal of the Moscow Representation in Belgrade, Archpriest Vitaly Tarasev, and  by deacon Alexandar Prascevic, secretary of the Serbian Patriarch's Office.

Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk arrived in Belgrade

His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Belgrade on February 17, 2020.

A distinguished guest from the sister Russian Orthodox Church was greeted at the Belgrade Airport "Nikola Tesla" by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Their Graces Bishops Irinej (Bulovic) of Bachka and David (Perovic) of Krusevac as well as by the principal of the Moscow Representation in Belgrade, Archpriest Vitaly Tarasev.  Dr. Marko Nikolic, Deputy Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Republic of Serbia, was present as well.