As reported on the Instagram page of His Holiness Patriarch Porfiry, on Friday, November 26, His Holiness received Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany. The meeting took place in a very warm atmosphere, the ROCOR website writes.
From the entry of His Holiness: “At the Annunciation forty years ago in the Zheliy monastery, as a freshman, I looked from afar at the hieromonk, a foreigner, who at first glance seemed stern to me. My first impression was confirmed by the information that it was the German Father Mark from the Russian Church Abroad. Since then, we have met many times. And when, as a young hierodeacon, I spent a week in his monastery in Munich, and today, when I spoke with Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany at the Vvedensky monastery, I left only the impression of breadth and kindness, which are the fruit of decades of living with Russians, their spirituality and culture ”.