Serbian Orthodox Church
Representatives of the Synodal Department of the Moscow Patriarchate meet with the Serbian Patriarch22. May 2014 - 11:55
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, has received into audience representatives of the Synodal Department of the social activities of the Moscow Patriarchate at the Serbian Patriarchate today.
The guests from Russia received blessing of His Holiness for distribution of humanitarian aid from the Russian Orthodox Church to be realized in the Diocese of Valjevo. His Holiness informed in detail the high guests on the conditions in some dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church and pointed out the scale of the disaster which had affected the Serbian people.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Krupanj, which is devastated by the overflow of the Krzava, Likodra, Cadjavica and Bogostica rivers and by triggering the great number of landslides.
His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Lavrentije of Sabac, protopresbyter-stavrophor Stojadin Pavlovic, director of the Administration office of the Patriarchate; presbyter Vladimir Markovic, coordinator for collecting aid for the afflicted in the floods, as well as activists of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs.
On this occasion the aid of four tons of food, hygiene items, three hundred pairs of rubber boots, raincoats and hoses for pumping water was delivered.
Their Graces Bishops Georgije of Canada, Longin of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, Atanasije of Bihac-Petrovac and Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, accompanied by competent Bishop Hrizostom of Zvornik-Tuzla, visited the affected areas in the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla yesterday on 20 May 2014. On this occasion bishops brought necessary humanitarian aid.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch visited Obrenovac yesterday, where he met with the members of the Crisis Staff for Obrenovac protection.
His Holiness was accompanied by Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren and presbyter Vladimir Markovic, coordinator for aid collection for the the afflicted in the floods.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch and members of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church talked with President of the Republic of Srpska Mr. Milorad Dodik at the Serbian Patriarchate on 17 May 2014.
President Dodik informed the Patriarch and Bishops about the serious consequences of catastrophic floods which hit the Republic of Srpska.
Video material: FoNET