May 23, 2013
The delegation, accompanying the Primate of the Church of Jerusalem, consists of Metropolitan Kyriakos of Nazareth; Archbishop Aristarchos of Konstantina, secretary general of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Orthodox Church of Jerusalem; Archbishop Theophylactos of Jordan, Patriarchal Commissioner to Bethlehem; archimandrite Stephanos (Dispirakis), representative of the Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine to the Moscow Patriarchate; archimandrite Galaktionos, hegumen of the monastery in Ramallah; and hierodeacon Athanasios (Themistokleos).
Meeting His Beatitude and his suite at Vnukovo-3 airport were Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations DECR); Metropolitan Athanasios of Kyrenaika, representative of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria to the Moscow Patriarchate; Archbishop Arseniy of Istra, first vicar of His Holiness the Patriarch; Archbishop Mark of Yegorievsk, head of the Administration of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Institutions Abroad; Bishop Irinarkh of Krasnogorsk; Bishop Feofilakt of Dmitrov; Bishop Tikhon of Podolsk, chairman of the Finance and Economic Administration; Bishop Savva of Voskresensk; archimandrite Isidor (Minayev), head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem; archpriest Nikolai Balashov, DECR deputy chairman; archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Orthodox relations; H.E. Danai-Magdalini Koumanakou, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic to the Russian Federation; H.E. Dorit Golender, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to the Russian Federation; H. E. Faed Mustafa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Palestine to the Russian Federation; and Moscow clergymen.
His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos will stay on a visit to the Russian Orthodox Church till May 30.