Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church arrives in Moscow

Source: DECR team | 30 January 2019

The delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church, headed by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, is going to attend  spiritual gatherings on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Local Assembly of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as of his election as Primate of the Patriarchate of Moscow, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej and His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa will spend in Moscow from 28 January until 3 February 2019.

The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church is accompanied by Bishop Irinej of Bačka; Bishop Isihije of Mohacs, vicar of the diocese of Bačka; Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, vicar of the Archdiocese of Belgrade; archpriest Vladan Simič, secretary of the diocese of Bačka; subdeacon Dejan Nakič, private secretary to the Patriarch. Archpriest Vitaly Tarasjev, rector of the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade, arrived in Moscow together with the delegation.

Meeting His Holiness Patriarch Irinej at Sheremetyevo airport were Metropolitan Aleksandr of Bryansk and Sevsk; Bishop Andrei of Rossosh and Ostrogozhsk; Bishop Antonije of Moravica, representative of the Patriarch of Serbia to the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia; Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, deputy chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations (DECR); Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations; and Mr. Andrei Khoshev, a DECR staff member.

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