His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia arrived with the official delegation to Belgrade on the occasion of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan.
At the runway of the airport Russian Patriarch was welcomed by His Grace Dr Irinej of Backa, while at the VIP salon the high guest was greeted by His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, Ambassador of the Russian Federation Alexander Chepurkin and Minister of Transport in the Government of Serbia Aleksandar Antic.
Program of the Closing celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, 4-9 October 2013, Belgrade, Nis, Podgorica4. October 2013 - 14:32
His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived today, on 4 October 2013, on the occasion of the Central celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan.
Ecumenical Patriarch was welcomed at the runway of the Belgrade´s airport Nikola Tesla by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Ivan Mrkic and Ambassador of Greece to Belgrade Mr. Konstantinos Ikonomidis.
In our country His All-Holiness came with his delegation consisting of Archimanrite Bartholomew Samaras, Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Mr. Symeon Frandzelas. His Eminence Metropolitan John of Pergam will arrive in Belgrade in the afternoon, while His Eminence Metropolitan Emanuel of France arrived in Belgrade yesterday.
Yesterday at 5 p.m. His Grace Bishop Jovan of Nis with priests and believers welcomed the miraculous icon of Most Holy Mother of God of Sicevica at the church of Sts. Emperor Constantine and Empress Helen the Equal-to-the-Apostles. Bishop Jovan and the gathered prayed Mother of God by reading and singing the Annunciation acathist.
We invite representatives of media to attend the press conference on the occasion of the forthcoming Central celebration of the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan at the Metropol Palace Hotel (69 Kralja Aleksandra Blvd.) tomorrow, on 4 October 2013 at 9 a.m.
His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa and His Grace Bishop Porfirije of Jegar will speak at the conference.