Patriarch Irinej of Serbia in Moscow


Church of Serbia – 23/6/18

The International Fund of Unity of the Orthodox Peoples, with the blessing of His Holiness Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, President of the Board of Trustees of this Fund, decided unanimously that His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, be awarded with a prestigious award “for a special contribution to the strengthening of the unity of the Orthodox peoples”.

For that occasion, upon the invitation of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, whose letter was personally handed over to the Serbian Patriarch by the President of this Fund Professor Valery Alekseyev, His Holiness will stay in Moscow from 22 until 25 May 2018 along with His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa and Very Venerable Archimandrite Isihije, Bishop Electus of Mohac.

The Patgriarch’s entourage consists of deacon Aleksandar Prascevic, PhD, Head of the Office of the Serbian Patriarch, and hypodeacon Dejan Nakic, personal secretary of the Serbian Patriarch.

The official ceremony will be attended by His Grace Vicar Bishop Antonije of Moravica, head of the Representation of the Serbian Patriarchate in Moscow, and Very Venerable protopresbyter Vitaly Tarasyev, head of the Representation of the Moscow Patriarchate in Belgrade.