With the patriarchal blessing of His Holiness and Beatitude k.k. Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, the Heir to the throne of Georgia and the head of the oldest Orthodox royal dinasty in the world, His Royal Highness Prince Davit Bagrationi-Moukhraneli Batonshvilli of Georgia, yesterday bestowed upon His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch the highest distinction of the famous dinasty - The Royal Order of the Eagle of Georgia and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Moscow, December 12, 2011 - Heugomen of the Holy Serbian Imperial Laura archimandrite Metodije and Bishop Antonije of Moravica met in Moscow with Nenad Popovic, the president of the ABC company, lecturer at the Moscow's Lomonosov University and the State Mining University and member of the parliament of the Republic of Serbia. The same day, the Hilandar delegation met at the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate with deputy president of the DECR archpriest Nikolai Balashov.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch concluded today his canonical visit to the Stauropegial monastery of St. Sava in Libertville and the Dioceses of the Serbian Orthodox Church which are located across the Midwestern and Western United States.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander II and Crown Princess Katherine, celebrated today The Royal Family’s Patron Saint Day – Saint Andrew the First Called in the Royal Palace in Belgrade.
With the blessing of God and with the effort of clerics of the Serbian Orthodox Church Representation in Moscow, in the first days of the Nativity Fast among Serbs who live and work in Moscow donations were collected for a restoration of the Hilandar monastery.