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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
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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

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