Russian Orthodox Church

Official website of the Moscow Patriarchate

Русская версияУкраинская версияМолдавская версияГреческая версияАнглийская версия
Patriarchate

Representative of the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia to Patriarchate of Moscow and All Russia awarded with Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus

Representative of the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia to Patriarchate of Moscow and All Russia awarded with Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus
Version for print
6 December 2021 year 14:29

On December 5, 2021, after the Divine Liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted-in-Bolshaya Ordynka, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, awarded Archimandrite Seraphim (Shemyatovsky), representative of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, the Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus, Degree III.

Congratulating Archimandrite Seraphim, Metropolitan Hilarion said, “I would like to cordially congratulate the representative of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, Archimandrite Seraphim, on the 30 th anniversary of his monastic vows, which was marked in August.
We have been friends with Father Seraphim for almost the same number of years. We have covered a long path together. And today Father Seraphim represents with dignity the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia.

Only yesterday I took part in the celebration of the 80 th birthday of His Eminence Niphon, representative of the Orthodox Church of Antioch to the Moscow Patriarchal See. I said during the celebrations what I would like to repeat today. If asked how a particular Church should be properly
represented to another Church, I would answer: Follow the example of His Eminence Niphon, every year do what he does and do so for forty years. I would like to wish you, dear Father Seraphim, that you may serve the Church of Christ for many years inspired by the best examples and grow from strength to strength. May the Lord preserve you for many good years”.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

Version: Russian

Materials on the theme

His Beatitude Metropolitan Dorotej of the Czech Lands and Slovakia is commemorated in Prague on the 22nd anniversary of his demise

Primate of the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on his 75th birthday [Greetings and addresses]

The 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Russian Orthodox Church representation celebrated in Beirut

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk attended reception at Russian Embassy in Syria

Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk meets with Russian Ambassador to Lebanon

Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk congratulated DECR vice-chairman Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov) on his 55th birthday

Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk awards a number of staff members of the DECR

On the day of the 20th anniversary of his episcopal consecration, DECR chairman celebrates Liturgy at the church of Our Lady the Joy to All the Afflicted in Moscow

Patriarchal congratulation to Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on the 20th anniversary of his episcopal ministry [Patriarch : Greetings and addresses]

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk congratulates deputy chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate archpriest Nikolai Balashov on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday

Representative of the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands and Slovakia to Patriarchate of Moscow and All Russia awarded with Medal of St. Mark of Ephesus

Consecration of restored Orthodox churches in Arbin and Az-Zabadani

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk attended reception at Russian Embassy in Syria

His Beatitude Patriarch John X of Antioch and Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk visit Representation of the Russian Church in Damascus

DECR chairman meets with Patriarch John X of Antioch