In Shrines of Saint Petersburg

His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, who is in the irenic visit to the ROC, venerated shrines of the North Russian capital on 20 July 2013 accompanied by president of  the Office of External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of Novospasky stavropegial monastery Bishop Sava of Voskresensk, rector of the Saint Petersburg Theological Academy Bishop Ambrose of Peterhof and dean of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow Bishop Antonije of Moravica, dean of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev.

Delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Saint Petersburg

Delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Saint Petersburg
Delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Saint Petersburg
Delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Saint Petersburg
Delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Saint Petersburg

Serbian Patriarch Irinej with his high delegation, within the irenic visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, came to St. Petersburg on 19 July 2013

On his trip to the city on the Neva River he was accompanied by president of  the Office of External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of Novospask stavropegial monastery Bishop Sava of Voskresensk, dean of the Representation of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Moscow Bishop Antonije of Moravica, dean of the Representation of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, as well as chairman of the Protocol department of the Diocese of St. Petersburg  I.N. Sudosa.

Head of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited churches of the Moscow Kremlin and the Intercession Monastery

The Holiest Patriarch of the Serbian Church, who is in the official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, visited on 19 July 2013, visited cathedral churches and churches of the Moscow Kremlin.

The delegation of our Church toured the Cathedral church of the Dormition of Most Holy Theotokos, church of the Archangel and the Annunciation cathedral church, where they venerated the shrines, especially the saints of Moscow – Peter, John, Philip and Hermogenes. Among the shrines of the Kremlin, to the pleasant surprise of our delegation, there were preserved frescoes of Saint Simeon and Saint Sava, as well as Holy Prince Lazar, the martyr of Kosovo – all from XV and XVI century. Hence they testify to a great respect of two local Orthodox Churches which has lasted for centuries. The delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church had an extraordinary honor to fully get to know the magnificence of the famous Kremlin palace.

Serbian church delegation visits Moscow theological school and Sofrino art production factory

On July 18, 2013, after the Divine Liturgy in the Saint Sergius Laura of the Holy Trinity, the delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited Moscow Theological School and the Sofrino art production factory.

Serbian Patriarch at the Saint Sergius Laura of the Trinity

Serbian Patriarch at the Saint Sergius Laura of the Trinity
Serbian Patriarch at the Saint Sergius Laura of the Trinity
Serbian Patriarch at the Saint Sergius Laura of the Trinity
Serbian Patriarch at the Saint Sergius Laura of the Trinity

On July 18, 2013, the Day of the Uncovering of the Relics of St. Sergius the Abbot of Radonezh, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the square at the Cathedral of the Assumption in the St. Sergius Monastery of the Trinity, where a tented alter was installed.

It was for the first time in the history of the Laura that the liturgy was celebrated in the cathedral square.