Metropolitan Amfilohije in His Pastoral Visit to Chile

Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral
Serbian Orthodox Church

His Eminence Amfilohije, Archbishop of Cetinje and Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, Bishop-Administrattor of the Diocese of Buenos Aires and South-Central American of the Serbian Patriarchate, visited the parish in Santiago, the capital city of Chile, from 6-9 October 2012.

His Eminence was welcomed at the airport in Santiago by presbyter Dusan Mihajlovic, parish priest at St. Nikolai of Žica and Ohrid, and Mr. Damir Solar, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Serbia in Chile. They held a meeting with the Church board of this parish at Mr. Solar’s residence, regarding the possibilities to improve the parish life.

On Sunday October 7th, His Eminence served the Divine Liturgy in the church of Sts. Constantine and Helen (the Ecumenical Patriarchate) with the concelebration of a number of priest and deacons. Mrs. Aglaia Balta – the Ambassador of the Republic of Greece in Chile, along with the representatives of the Greek community in Chile, the representatives of the Chilean authorities, faithful of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and many parishioners of Saint Nikolai’s attended the Divine Liturgy.

The same day in the evening, the Metropolitan attended the reception, prepared in his honor in the church of the Most Holy Mother of God (Antiochian Patriarchate). Priests from Antiochian, Moscow and our Patriarchate were present at the reception.

On Monday, October 8th, His Eminence along with Fr. Francisco and Fr. Dušan visited an orphanage of the Syrian-Palestinian Women’s Community in Santiago. Within this community there is the church of Holy Martyrs of Faith, Hope, Love and Their Mother Sophia. His Eminence spoke of the possibility of cooperation with our community, and about the help which Fr. Dušan and Fr. Francisco could provide to this community.

The last day of his visit to Chile, on Tuesday, October 9th, the Metropolitan, along with the Abbot Paul from the Moscow Patriarchate and father Dušan Mihajlovic, visited Mr. Mihail Orlovec – the Ambassador of the Russian Federation.

This was the second Metropolitan’s visit to Chile.