With the blessing of His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, and with the support of the Committee for Kosovo and Metohija of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the secretary of the Committee, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Lipljan; a group of pilgrims went to Kosovo and Metohia, Albania and Montenegro. The whole journey was planned and organized with the blessing of Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral and in cooperation with the clergy of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral.
Over the weekend of November 10-11, 2012, His Grace Bishop Longin visited St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in South St. Paul, Minnesota, accompanied by Diocesan Deacon Nikolaj Kostur. Vladika Longin was greeted on Saturday evening in front of the church, at which time Vespers began. After the service, Parish Priest Slobodan Spasic warmly welcomed His Grace to the parish, commenting that this was the first visit of Bishop Longin to the parish. A dinner was then served in honor of the Bishop’s arrival.
His Holiness Irinej received Mr. Goran Knezevic, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, on December 6 2012, at the Serbian Patriarchate.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received His Eminence Zenon, Bishop of Groholovsky along with His Excellency Archbishop Orlando Antonini, Apostolic Nuncio in Belgrade, with associates on 5 December 2012 at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.
In separate visits Serbian Patriarch also received His Excellency Scipione Caneva, Ambassador of San Marino to Serbia; His Excellency Mr. Johannes Aigner, Ambassador of Austria to Serbia; as well as Mr. Marko Blagojevic, special advisor to Foreign Affairs Minister Mr. Ivan Mrkic.
His Eminence, Metropolitan Gerasimos, His Eminence, Archbishop Joseph, His Eminence, Archbishop Kyrill, His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin and His Grace, Bishop Maxim, hosted the Fourth Annual Pan-Orthodox Clergy Advent Retreat in Alhambra, California, November 27 - November 29, 2012.