Church of Serbia – 1/3/19
His Holiness Patriarch Irinej received a delegation of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy on February 20, 2019, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade.
The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church awarded the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the high decoration of the Holy Emperor Constantine for its support in preserving the religious and cultural heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Kosovo and Metohija. The decoration was received by the deputy of the Greek Parliament and the Secretary General of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy Dr. Andreas Mihailidis.
The ceremony at the Serbian Patriarchate were attended by members of the permanent delegation of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy headed by the chief of Delegation, MP Aleksandar Cotric, as well as the General Secretary of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church archpriest-stavrofor Dr. Savo B. Jovic, Director of the Patriarchate Administration Office archpriest-atavrofor Stojadin Pavlovic and Head of the Patriarch’s Office Deacon Dr. Aleksandar Prascevic.
The Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy was founded in 1993 at the initiative of the Greek Parliament, and Serbia has been a full member since 1995.