His Beatitude Patriarch Theofilos expressed his joy over the forthcoming meetings with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and with heads of other Local Orthodox Churches.
Discussed was a wide range of problems pertaining to the situation of Orthodox in North America and the salutary mission of the Orthodox Church on the continent.
The delegation of the Orthodox Church of Antioch, commissioned by His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Great Antioch and All the East to participate in the celebrations marking the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia, arrived in Moscow.
On 21 July 2013, the feast day of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada officiated at the Divine Liturgy in the Church of St. Catherine the Great Martyr in the Fields, Moscow Representation of the Orthodox Church in America.
After the service, Metropolitan Vladimir of St. Petersburg and Ladoga greeted His Holiness Patriarch Irinej and all those present with the feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, saying in particular, “The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God is a most venerated icon in Russia and…
The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited the Cathedral of St Isaac, in which he venerated the wonderworking Tikhvin Icon of the Mother of God, and the Cathedral of the Saviour on the Blood.
His Beatitude Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada, arrived in Moscow to attend celebration of the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus.
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, currently on the official visit to the Russian Orthodox Church, and his delegation visited the Moscow Kremlin. They saw the Cathedral of the Assumption, the Cathedral of the Archangel, and the Cathedral of the Annunciation, venerated relics of the Moscow saints Peter, Jonah, Philipp…
Discussed were problems of cooperation among political, public and religious leaders and organization in defending traditional moral values on the European continent.
On July 18, 2013, after the Divine Liturgy in the St. Sergius Laura of the Holy Trinity, the delegation of the Serbian Orthodox Church visited Moscow Theological Schools and the Sofrino art production factory.