The Serbian Orthodox Church continues to support the Russian Orthodox Church, which blesses the bloody war against the Orthodox people of Ukraine.
On October 17, the hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Joannikije of Montenegro and the Littoral and Bishop Ioannis of Slavonia visited the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, where they met with the head of the department, Metropolitan Antoniy (Sevriuk) of Volokolamsk.
During the meeting, which took place “in a warm atmosphere of fraternal understanding,” the parties discussed the current state and prospects for the development of relations between the Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches, as s noted on the website of the Russian Orthodox Church.
At the end of the meeting, the head of the external church relations department and his guests exchanged commemorative gifts.
On October 18, on the day of commemoration of the Cathedral of the Saints of Moscow, Metropolitan Joannikije of Montenegro and Bishop Ioannis of Slavonia will concelebrate with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in the Assumption Cathedral of the Kremlin.
It is worth noting that the church of St. Sava in Belgrade is being built with Russian money and belongs to the Serbian Orthodox Church, which stands categorically against the recognition of the OCU. The Russian Orthodox Church notes that Hilarion (Alfeev) played a special role in the decoration of the Serbian church. Earlier, the Serbian patriarch thanked the Russian Orthodox Church for the funds provided for the Serbian Church and praised the head of the UOC MP, Onufriy (Berezovskyi).
In this way, the Serbs continue to thank Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church for the funds provided for the restoration of the Cathedral in Belgrade and political support. Friendship between Russia and Serbia continues to strengthen, despite the obvious crimes being committed by the Putin regime.
Recently, the Serbian Patriarch consecrated a church in a Croatian city that was completely destroyed by the Serbs in 1991. Patriarch Porfirije also presented the pro-Russian politician, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban, with the highest award of the Serbian Church.