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Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade

Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade
Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade
Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade
Patriarch Theodoros presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral Church in Belgrade

His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Teodoros II presided over the Vigil Service in the Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade on September 23, 2017.

Patriarch Theodoros II was concelebrated by Cathedral principle Archpriest-Stavrophor Petar Lukic and the priesthood of the Cathedral. In addition to numerous faithful people of the capital city and pupils of the St. Sava Theological School, the solemn service was attended by His Holiness Patriarch Serbian Patriarch Irinej; His Eminence Porfirije,  Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa, Justin of Zica and Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, as well as by the distinguished entourage  of the Primate of the Alexandrian Church: Their Eminences Metropolitans Georgios of Guinea and Niphont of Pelousion, and Secretary of the Synod, Very Venerable Archimandrite Daniel. The First Belgrade Choral Ensemble and the choir of the Kovilj Monastery were chanting responses.

Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia

Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia
Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia
Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia
Official conversations at the Patriarchate of Serbia

The second day of the irenic visit of His Beatitude  Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa Theodoros II to the Serbian Orthodox Church began with an official reception which was hosted by His Holiness Serbia Patriarch  Irinej in the Palace of the Patriarchate of Serbia in Belgrade, September 22, 2017.

Official conversations of the Primates of the Serbian Patriarchate and the Patriarchate of Alexandria were attended by His Eminence Porfirije,  Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa, Justin of Zica and Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, as well as by the General Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops Very Rev. Archpriest-stavrophor Dr. Savo Jovic.

Doxology in honour of Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria

Doxology in honour of Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria
Doxology in honour of Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria
Doxology in honour of Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria
Doxology in honour of Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria

A solemn doxology in honour of His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa was served at the Patriarchate chapel of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Streaming in Belgrade last night, 22 September 2017.

During the solemn and joyful rite of doxology, which was served by High Venerable Archimandrite Stefan, the principal of the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade, with the concelebration of deacon Vladimir Rumenic, the Primate of the Church of Alexandria His Beatitude Theodoros II was standing in the patriarch’s throne, in a prayerful attendance of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria arrived in Belgrade

Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria arrived in Belgrade
Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria arrived in Belgrade
Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria arrived in Belgrade
Patriarch Theodoros of Alexandria arrived in Belgrade

His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa, paying an official (irenic) visit to His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and the Serbian Orthodox Church, arrived in Belgrade last night, on 22 September 2017.

His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros and the delegation of the Church of Alexandria was welcomed at the Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, with His Eminence Porfirije Metropolitan of Zagreb-Ljubljana and Their Graces Bishops: Irinej of Backa, Justin of Zica, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla and Milutin of Valjevo. At the airport there were also present ambassadors of Greece and Egypt to Belgrade, Mr. Elias Eliadis and Mr. Ezzeldin Fahmy Mahmoud Fahmy.

The Patriarch of Alexandria to pay a visit to the Serbian Orthodox Church


His Beatitude Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, Theodoros II, is going to pay an official (irenic) visit to His Holiness Patriarch of Serbia Irinej and the Serbian Orthodox Church from September 22 to 29, 2017.

The inhabitants of Belgrade will have an opportunity to greet His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros and his entourage immediately upon his arrival on Friday, September 22, 2017, when, after a solemn welcome, in honor of the distinguished guest a doxology will be served in the Cathedral of the Holy Archangel Michael in Belgrade at 9:30 am.

The program of the visit envisages that the high dignitaries from the Alexandrian Church take part in the vigil service, which will be celebrated in the Belgrade Cathedral on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 5 pm.

Collection begins to build Karelia chapel in honor of children who died in 2016 storm

A nationwide fundraiser for constructing a chapel in the village of Kudama on the shore of Lake Syamozero in Russia’s northwestern Karelia Province in honor of the fourteen children who drowned in the lake last summer was announced on Tuesday, reports TASS.

“The initiative to erect a chapel near the cross that was set up after the tragedy was made by the parents of the children who perished. The proposal was supported by the head of the republic… Today we are announcing a nationwide fundraiser for its construction,” the press release reads.