Today His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the President of the Office for Internal Church Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate came in a three-day official visit to the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Republic of Serbia.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relation of the Moscow Patriarchate held yesterday on March 31, 2011 a lecture at the Faculty of the Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade in a presence of His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa, professors, teachers and students of this highest higher education institute of our Holy Church.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations visited yesterday on April 1, 2011 accompanied by protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, the head of the Podvorye of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade, the Russian Holy Trinity church at Tasmajdan. Also His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion visited the Ruzica church at Kalemegdan.
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, the President of teh Office for foreign church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, visited yesterday on March 31, 2011 accompanied by His Eminence Metropolitan Amfilohije of Montenegro and the Littoral St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vracar.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch handed Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation last night in the St. Sava Memorial Cathedral on Vrachar the St. Sava Order of the First Degree.
This solemn act was attended by: Mr. Mirko Cvetkovic, President of the Government of the Republic of Serbia; His Grace Bishop Dr Irinej of Backa, member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the SOC; Their Graces Bishops - Georgije of Canada, Atanasije of Hvosno and Porfirije of Jegar; Mr. Alexandar Konuzin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation; Crown Prince Alexander Karageorgevich; protopresbyter-staurophor Vitaly Tarasyev, head of the Podvorye of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade; as well as Mr. Vojislav Milovanovic, proto builder of the St. Sava Cathedral on Vrachar.