Metropolitan Ilarion of Volokolamsk arrived in Belgrade
His Eminence Metropolitan Ilarion (Alfeyev) of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Belgrade on February 17, 2020.
A distinguished guest from the sister Russian Orthodox Church was greeted at the Belgrade Airport «Nikola Tesla» by members of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church: Their Graces Bishops Irinej (Bulovic) of Bachka and David (Perovic) of Krusevac as well as by the principal of the Moscow Representation in Belgrade, Archpriest Vitaly Tarasev. Dr. Marko Nikolic, Deputy Director of the Office for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities of the Republic of Serbia, was present as well.
As announced, Metropolitan Ilarion participated in a presentation of his author’s work «What Orthodox Christians Believe» in Serbian language on February 17, in the crypt of St. Sava’s Church in the Vracar district, while on February 18, 2020, he held a scientific lecture on «Orthodox liturgy as a school of theology and thinking» at the Orthodox Faculty of Theology, University of Belgrade.