He venerated the monastery’s main shrine – the miracle-working Icon of Our Lady of Kykka, saw the monastery’s churches and museum of church archeology and shared a meal with representatives of the monastic community.
On 20 October 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was awarded the Order of St. Savva, 1st class, by the decision of the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Pavle of Serbia.
(Russian) Архимандрит Александр поздравил с 80-летием старейшую прихожанку русской общины в Бейруте И.А.Жабр, которая к этой дате награждена Благословенной Патриаршей грамотой.
Metropolitan Spyridon of Zahle officiated at the Divine Liturgy in concelebration with Archbishop Alexy of Orekhovo-Zuevo, Archbishop Nifon of Philippopolis, Patriarchal Auxiliare Bishop Moises of Darayia, archimandrite Alexander (Yelisov), and the diocesan clergy.
The Chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulated His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah of All America and Canada on his 50th birthday. The text is given below. Your Beatitude, Dear Vladyka: On the occasion of your 50th birthday, I heartily congratulate you on…
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated the Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on his 50th birthday. The text is given below. Your Beatitude, beloved Brother and Concelebrant in the Lord: I wholeheartedly greet and congratulate you on the your 50th birthday. On this day,…
The priest was going home after the Divine service that he celebrated in Dusseldorf, when the unknown persons blocked him the entrance to the house.
The two-meters-high bronze monument, made by a Moscow sculptor Nikolai Kuznetsov-Muromsky, was mounted on a granite pedestal in the city part named after a linguist, ethnographer, historian and major reformer of the Serbian language Vuk Karadzic.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following congratulatory message to Ms. I. Bokova on the occasion of her election as UNESCO Director General: Dear Ms. Bokova, I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate you on your election as UNESCO Director General. Your strong qualifications and extensive…
Outstanding Serbian filmmaker Emir Kusturica has been awarded the Patriarch Alexy II Prize established by the International Public Foundation of Orthodox Nations.