JERUSALEM: November 13, 2015
Photo-Report on the Meeting Between the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad and His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos and the Veneration of Relics at the Holy Sepulcher of the Lord
On Thursday, November 12, 2015, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, visited the Jerusalem Patriarchate, where His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem and All Palestine welcomed him. His Eminence was accompanied by Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Church Abroad. After the warm and fraternal meeting with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Hilarion went to the Church of the Life-Giving Sepulcher of the Lord, where he venerated its relics and lifted fervent prayers for the episcopate, clergy and flock of the Russian Church Abroad.
Later that day, His Eminence granted an interview to Soyuz Television and attended the presentation of a new book, Russians in the Holy Land, the foreword of which he wrote.
Photo: Nun Isidora.