Serbian Patriarch made a pilgrimage to the Chilandar monastery in Mount Athos

His Holiness Serbian Patriarch arrived to the Chilandar Monastery where he on 3 December 2016 officiated the All- Night Vigil Service and in the morning the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the occasion of the patron feast-day of the monastery -  Entry of the Virgin Mary into the Temple.

The Patriarch arrived to the Holy Laura of the Chilandar Monastery escorted by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Sumadia, Serbian Minister of Education Mr. Mladen Sarcevic, Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Dr. Mileta Radojevic, Chairman of the Hilandar Medical Society Dr. Radisav Scepanovic and former Minister of Justice Mr. Nikola Selakovic.

The Serbian Patriarch is the first Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church who celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy on the patron feast-day of the monastery church.

The Serbian Patriarch Irinej along with his delegation was welcomed by Very Venerable Archimandrite Metodije, abbot of the Chilandar Monastery.