According to reports from Romfea.gr, the Holy Monastery of Hilandari on Mount Athos as of today, Sunday 18 April 2010, has a new abbot.
The Serbian brotherhood a little while ago elected with 12 votes (out of 18) the Hieromonk Methodios Markovitz as the new abbot of Hilandari Monastery.
Hieromonk Methodios, who in the world was known as Vladimir Markovitz, was born in Serbia on January 7, 1970.
Ever since he came to Hilandari as a young man in 1994 at the age of 24, many young men from Serbia have also come to live a monastic life at Hilandari.
A month ago on 21 March 2010, the previous abbot Archimandrite Moses passed away, who was born in 1923. His funeral was attended by many.