Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk arrived in Belgrade

His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfejev), of Volokolamsk, president of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, arrived in Belgrade on November 21, 2020.

The high guest was welcomed at the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport by the Most Reverend Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana and His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Nis.

Before having performed a panichida in front of the body of the deceased Patriarch Irinej of blessed memory in the church of Saint Sava in Vracar, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion met in the Serbian Patriarchate with the chairman of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, His Eminence Hrisostom of Dabar-Bosna. The reception was attended by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops, Their Graces Bishops Jovan of Sumadija and David of Krusevac as well as by  Bishop Pahomije  of Vranje.