The Managing Board of the Hellenic Business Association of Serbia met with His Holiness the Patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Mr Porfirije in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. The meeting was held in the Patriarchate’s building in Belgrade, on October 26, 2021.
The topic of conversation was the beginning of the reconstruction of the Church of the Holy Archangel Gabriel in Zemun, in which the members of the Greek Orthodox Church in Belgrade have regular worship services. On this occasion, the Patriarch gave his consent for the commencement of the reconstruction, which the exact date will be set in the following period.
During the meeting, the Managing Board also presented the initiative launched by the Hellenic Business Association of Serbia and the Hellenic Culture Fund to award scholarships for learning the Greek language to students of the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade. The Patriarch expressed his satisfaction with the initiative which is supposed to be realized in March 2022.
At the meeting, which was held in the Greek language, the Managing Board and the Patriarch also had the opportunity to discuss current social issues in Greece.
Apart from the Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch, Mr Porfirije, the meeting was also attended by the head of the Cabinet of the Serbian Patriarch, Archimandrite Sava (Bundalo), elected Bishop of Marcana, Chairman of the HBA’s Managing Board, Stylianos Zakof, Vice Chairman of the HBA’s Managing Board, Nikos Sliousaregko, and a member of the HBA’s Managing Board, Vuk Dapčević.