On Sunday, January 30, 2010, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch served the Divine Liturgy in a church of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade on the occasion of the feast day of Venerable Anthony the Great, with the concelebration of Belgrade priesthood, hieromonks from Hilandar and the head of the Representation protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasjhev. The Divine Liturgy was attended by His Excellency Alexander V. Konuzin, the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade.
According to the Cooperation Agreement of the Committee for religious education of the Archdiocese of Belgrade-Karlovac and the Military Academy, His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch hosted on Friday, on January 28, 2011, a reception at the Serbian Patriarchate for the officers and cadets of the Military Academy.
The Divine Liturgy in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral, which was served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, besides lots of faithful people also was attended by pupils of the primary school of St. Sava from Vrachar.
The 19th International Educational Christmas Readings were opened in a solemn ceremony on January 24, 2011, at the State Kremlin Palace. This year the forum is devoted to the theme ‘Church and State: Cooperation in Tackling Common Tasks'. The opening ceremony was led by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
The First Christmas Festival of Religious Music held with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia ended in Moscow on 23 January 2011. The last concert was performed at the Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International House of Music.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Our life should be imbued with fiery grace of the Holy Spirit burning any sinful filth24. January 2011 - 13:51
On January 18th, 2011, the Eve of the Epiphany, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate's Department for External Church Relations (DECR), celebrated at the Church of the "Joy to All the Afflicted" Icon of the Mother of God, Bolshaya Ordynka Str. Concelebrating were Rev. Dimitry Ageyev, assistant to the DECR chairman; DECR ordained staff members; and clergy of the church.
The Moscow Synodal Choir, conducted by an honoured artist of Russia, Alexei Puzakov, sang at the service.