Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow launched an action of help to the Serbian Orthodox monasteries and churches in Kosovo and Metohija
At the Saturday evening service before the Sunday of the New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov), abbot of the Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow, gave a talk to the congregation about the monastery’s new effort to help the suffering Serbian Orthodox population in Kosovo and Metohija.
Archimandrite Tikhon is one of the most prominent Moscow abbots and spiritual fathers of the young generation who actively work on the spiritual revival in Russia. Within the Sretensky Monastery there are the Theological faculty and a great bookshop in which among other staff particularly many printed publications of this monastery. At the Sretensky monastery, besides the publishing activity a spiritual portal pravoslavie.ru has been working for years which has been led by hieromonk Ignatiy Shestakov.
At the end of November 2011 Archimandrite Sava Janjic, abbot of the Decani monastery was in the Sretensky monastery who on this occasion talked with Archimandrite Tikhon on ways of the help to the Serbian people. These preliminary talks led to the meeting of Archimandrite Tikhon and hieromonk Ignatiy with Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren in Belgrade in December of the same year. Then they agreed on more active cooperation and help which would be from the Russian Orthodox Church coordinated by the Sretensky monastery.
- Sermon of Archimandrite Tikhon (Shestakov) the head of the Sretensky Stavropegic Monastery in Moscow
Source: Diocese of Raska-Prizren