The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church sent a congratulatory message to His Holiness and Beatitude Archbishop of Mtskheta and Tbilisi Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Iliya II on the commemoration day of St. Nino Equal-to-the-Apostles, the Enlightener of Georgia.
On 25 January 2010, His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia received archpriest Vitaly Tarasjev, rector of the metochion of the Russian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. The meeting took place at the Patriarchal palace in Belgrade.
On 24 January 2010, His Beatitude Christopher, Metropolitan of the Czech Lands and Slovakia arrived in Russia on a private visit. The Primate of the Orthodox Church in the Czech Lands and Slovakia will visit Omsk, and then will spend two weeks at the Laura of the Holy Trinity and…
In accordance with the Statute of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the office of enthronement of His Holiness Irinej, the newly elected Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch, took place after the hierarchal liturgy at the Cathedral of the Holy Archangels in Belgrade on 23 January 2010, the…
On 23 January 2010, a delegation from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological seminary (New York, USA) took part in the All-Night Vigil at the Church of the "Joy to All Afflicted" Icon of the Mother of God in Bolshaya Ordynka Str., Moscow. Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate…
A new Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was elected in Belgrade on 22 January 2010. Bishop Irinej of Niš has become Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch.
In the evening of 22 January 2010, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia had a telephone conversation with the newly elected Patriarch Irinej.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Bishop Irinej of Niš on his election Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Patriarch of Serbia. The text of congratulatory message is given below.
Archbishop Hilarion, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for external church relations, sent the following congratulatory message to Bishop Irinej of Niš on his election to the Serbian Patriarchal Throne.
Bishop Irinej of Nis has become the Archbishop of Peć, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovci and Serbian Patriarch.