Ering, 90, led an open coffin funeral of the chief clergyman of the church in Montenegro, Metropolitan Amphilohiji Radovi را, on November 1.
Amphilohiji’s body was displayed in an open coffin during the service before being buried in the crypt of the church in Podgorica, Montenegro.
A large crowd gathered in front of the busy church, with only a few of those present inside the building wearing face coverings. A video clip of the ministry showed mourners kissing the deceased cleric’s hands and forehead as usual.
On Friday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic confirmed Ering’s death, and posted a photo of him on Instagram with the caption: “Nice to meet you. People like you never leave.”
A previous statement from the Serbian Orthodox Church stated that he had a breathing tube inserted after his condition deteriorated on Thursday.
Born on August 27, 1930, Miroslav Gavrilovi was crowned Eering as the spiritual leader of the Eastern Orthodox Serbs in 2010.
On Thursday, the Serbian Ministry of Health said that 104,097 people have been infected with the Coronavirus in the country since the start of the epidemic, with 1,110 deaths.