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DECR representative and delegation of the Foundation for Support of Christian Culture and Heritage visit the St. Alexander Nevsky Monastery in Ugljevik

DECR representative and delegation of the Foundation for Support of Christian Culture and Heritage visit the St. Alexander Nevsky Monastery in Ugljevik
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7 December 2021 year 14:19

On December 6, 2021, the commemoration day of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, Archpriest Nikolay Balashov, a vice-chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, and a delegation of the Foundation for Support of Christian Culture and Heritage led by the Foundation executive secretary Ye. I. Skopenko visited the monastery dedicated to this saint in the city of Ugljevik, Republika Srbska, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In the monastery, which the Foundation has been helping to upgrade since 2020, the guests were warmly welcomed by Ugljevik Mayor V. Peric and Protohegumen Srđan Vasiljević, who showed the guests the church of St. Alexander Nevsky and the monastic building under construction, which is to accommodate a Russian-Serbian Friendship Center. The guests were told about the progress made in the construction work to be completed with the help of the Foundation in 2020.

The Monastery of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky was founded in 2020 by Bishop Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla near the church of the same name built by Russian paratroopers from the peace contingent deployed in the city of Ugljevik as part of the Stabilization Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The church was consecrated in 1997 by Bishop Savva of Krasnogorsk, chairman of the Synodal Department for Cooperation with the Armed Forces, and Bishop Basil of Zvornik-Tuzla and transferred to the Serbian Orthodox Church after the Russian peacemakers were withdrawn in 2003.

DECR Communication Service/Patriarchia.ru

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