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Patriarch Kirill to visit Syria, Lebanon

Patriarch Kirill to visit Syria, Lebanon

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is expected to visit Syria and Lebanon from November 12-15, Moscow Patriarchate spokesman Archpriest Vladimir Vigilyansky told Interfax-Religion on Friday.

"The program of the Russian Patriarch's visits is being detailed now. By tradition, after election patriarchs visit all local Orthodox Churches," he said.

Proclamation and chirotony of elected Bishop Andrej (Cilerdzic) of Remesiana

The Holy Assembly of Bishops, on the session of May 26/13, 2011 brought the following decision: "On the basis of the Art. 69  „Regarding the article 69 section 18 and article 105 of the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Holy Assembly of Bishops have elected  Venerable Archimandrite Andrej  (Cilerdzic) for Vicar Bishop of His Holiness  Serbian Patriarch, with a title Bishop of Remesiana."  

The formal act of proclamation in the  Cathedral church in Belgrade, on Saturday September 17, 2011 at 5 pm, will be served by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch with the concelebration of many bishops of our Holy Church.

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch with the concelebration of bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church will serve on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 9 am during the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Belgrade's Cathedral Church, the chirotony of archimandrite Andrej (Cilerdzic) in the rank of Bishop of Remesiana.

Ordination of newly-elected Bishop Jovan (Culibrk) of Lipljan

The Holy Assembly of Bishops, on the session of May 26/13 brought this decision: " Regarding the article 69 section 18 and article 105 of the Constitution of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the Holy Assembly of Bishops have chosen Venerable Protosyngellos Jovan (Culibrk), a Ph.D candidate of the University in Jerusalem, for Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch, with a title: Bishop of Lipljan". The ordination of Venerable protosyngellos Jovan as Bishop will be performed on Sunday, September 4, 2011 at the Monastery of Pec Patriarchate