His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the Externam Church Relations, completed today his three-day visit to Serbia and the Serbian Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Hilarion served this morning the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy and the memorial service to Serbian Patriarch Pavle of blessed repose at Rakovica monastery.
From the Belgrade airport Nikola Tesla Metropolitan Hilarion and the members of the delegation were escorted by Bishop Irinej of Backa, the member of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church; Vicar Bishops Atanasije of Hvosno and Antonije of Moravica; His Excellency Alexander Konuzin, ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade; as well as the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia.
Afrer premieres in New York, Toronto, London, Rome and Melburn, also the fans of spiritual music in the Serbian capital had an honour and a blessing last night to attend an unusual art event. The great hall of the Kolarac Endowment was a place of the Belgrade premiere of a very rare musical form - Orthodox St Matthew Passion, which was composed by His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received today at the Serbian Patriarchate His Eminence Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the President of the Office for foreign church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch received on March 24, 2011 a delegation of the party New Serbian Democracy from Montenegro. The delegation consisted of Mr. Andrija Mandic, the president of the party and Mr. Budimir Aleksic, the president of political council of the party. They informed Patriarch about situation in Montenegro before the forthcoming census of the population, planned for the period from April 1-15.
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.