His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Department for the External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, paid a visit to the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on August 25th, 2014.
High representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church were welcomed at the airport by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, Vicar of Serbian Patriarch, and protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, head of the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade.
The Holy Assembly of Bishops at this annual regular meeting elected Very Venerable Archimandrite Arsenije (Glavcic) Vicar Bishop of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch, with a title – Bishop of Toplica.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, officiated the solemn rite of the proclamation (Slavonic narechenie) at the Cathedral church in Belgrade, in the evening of 30th August 2014. The rite was performed in attendance of Their Eminences Metropolitan Panteleon of Veria (Archdiocese of Athens), Metropolitan Georgios of Kitrous and Katerini (Archdiocese of Athens) and Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, and Their Graces Bishops Nikanor of Banat, Justin of Zica, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadia, Milutin of Valjevo, Teodosije of Raska-Prizren, Irinej of Australia and New Zealand, Gerasim of Gornji Karlovac, Sergije of Middle Europe, Ilarion of Timok, Antonije of Moravica, Jovan Bishop electus of Slavonia, Jeronim Bishop electus of Jegar and retired Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla.
His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch met Mr. Nebojsa Stefanovic, Minister of Internal Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate, today, on 25 August 2014.
During the last two weeks of July the Hawaiian Myrrh Streaming Iveron Icon traveled throughout Alaska. Numerous miracles and blessings were bestowed on the faithful. Her travels by land, sea and air were marked by unusually consistent fair weather. In addition to traveling to every parish and monastic community on Kodiak Island, she traveled throughout the greater Anchorage area and the Kenai Peninsula.
During the week of 11-16 August 2014, International Orthodox Christian Charities—IOCC, working with the Red Cross of Kraljevo and on behalf of the Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand of the Serbian Orthodox Church, initiated a reconstruction programme in Kraljevo, in Grdica Village. This affected local population largely consists of those exiled from their native Kosovo. In 2010 they were near devastated by the earthquake and now are attempting to rebuild their homes and lives following the spring floods of 2014.