Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hilandar Abbot Meets with Ecumenical Patriarch

The recently elected abbot of the Serbian-speaking Hilandar Monastery of the Entrance of the Theotokos on Mount Athos, Archimandrite Metodije, has met with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople at the Phanar to discuss the state of the monastery. During the course of Fr. Metodije's visit to Constantinople he concelebrated the Holy Liturgy with Patriarch Bartholomew in the city's Church of St. Haralambus. More here.

Fr. Metodije was elected abbot of Hilandar following the death of Archimandrite Mojsije (Zharkovich), Hilandar's previous abbot, in March 2010. Following their election it is customary for the abbots of Mount Athos' imperial monasteries (the ruling monasteries represented on the Mountain's Holy Council) and sketes to visit the Phanar as they are under the direct oversight of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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