Patriarch Irinej of Serbia sent condolences to Patriarch John of Antioch:
Your Beatitude, dear Us in Christ brother and co-worker, we received the sad news of the misfortune that took the lives of many innocent people in Beirut, who we recently visited in the hospitality of Your Beatitude and on that occasion met many wonderful and cordial people. This terrible tragedy caused great sorrow and pain in the soul of the entire Serbian people.
In the name of the fullness of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and in your personal name, we ask you, together with the families of the victims and the entire fraternal population of Beirut, to accept the expressions of our prayerful condolences.
We pray to our Lord Jesus Christ to heal the wounds of the injured, to rest the souls of the victims, to give comfort to those who were left without loved ones and to strengthen in spirit and health all those who survived this tragedy. Also, please convey the expressions of our condolences and solidarity to the state authorities of our friendly country Lebanon. With love in Christ the Lord,
Serbian Patriarch Irinej