Chapel of Iveron solemnly celebrated

Patriarch Kirill consecrated the Russian Necropolis and the memorial ossuary to Russian soldiers.

On Saturday, 15 November 2014, His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia consecrated the restored Iveron Chapel, the renovated Russian necropolis and the memorial ossuary in the glory of Russian fighters killed in the First World War. The rite of consecration was attended by His Holiness Irinej, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade-Karlovac and Serbian Patriarch with many Bishops of our Holy Church, as well as the members of the high delegation of the Moscow Patriarchate which is in the three-day visit to our Church. There were many Serbian priests and monks, as well as lots of Belgraders who also in this way expressed their gratefulness for every kind of help of the Russian brothers, not only in the wars.

This really holy and, above all, touching rite was attended by Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Belgrade Alexander Chepurin, Ambassador of Belarus Vladimir Chushev, as well as the world-famous film director Nikita Mihalkov, Director of the Bureau for Cooperation with Churches and Religious Communities Dr. Mileta Radojevic, Honorary Consul of Belarus to Serbian Dragomir Karic, President of the Fund of the Russian Necropolis in Belgrade Mr. Nenad Popovic, and many other representatives of the political and cultural life of Russia and Serbia, as well as Russian and Serbian high-ranking officers, Russian soldiers participants of the joint military exercise with the Serbian soldiers “Srem 2014” with General Vladimir Anatolievich Shamanov, representatives of the Cossack organizations.