Patriarch Porfirije : Let's help the realization of the film about the suffering of children in Jasenovac

In a friendly conversation I initiated, the great director Lordan Zafranović presented to Maja Gojkovic, the Minister of Culture, and me a new version of the script of the film about the suffering in the Jasenovac camp, based on the text by Arsen Diklic "Children of Kozara". The realization of the film about the suffering of the innocent in Jasenovac, and especially the children, should be helped by everyone who has the opportunity. The theme of absolute evil, which manifestation is the camp in Jasenovac, is one of the eternal artistic themes that will never be completely exhausted.

Holy New Martyrs of Jasenovac, pray to God for us!

On September 13, 2021, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch,  visited the monastery of St. John the Baptist in Jasenovac on the occasion of marking the feast of the Holy New Martyrs of Jasenovac and the memory of the eightieth anniversary of the founding of death concentration camps in Jasenovac (photo gallery).

Consecration of Bishop Justin (Jeremic) of Hvosno, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch officiated the Holy Hierarchical Liturgy and the solemn rite of consecration of the elected and proclaimed  High Venerable Archimandrite Justin (Jeremic) to the rank of Bishop of Hvosno, Vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, at the Cathedral church of Saint Sava in the Vracar district, on 12 September 2021. 

The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church was concelebrated by His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje; Their Graces Bishops Vasilije of Srem, Nikanor of Banat, Irinej of Backa, Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Atanasije of Milesevo, Arsenije of Nis, Kirilo of Buenos Aires-South America, Nikodim of Dalmatia, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja, Isihije of Valjevo, Antonije of Moravica, David of Stobi, Stefan of Remesiana, Metodije of Dioclea; elected Bishop of Budimlje-Niksic; Jerotej of Toplica, retired Georgije of Canada and retired Konstantin of Middle Europe; elected Bishops Damaskin of Mohacs, Sava of Marca and Jovan of Hum; clergy and hieromonks from many dioceses of the Serbian Church.

Proclamation of Archimandrite Justin (Jeremic) for Bishop of Hvosno

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch officiated the solemn rite of the proclamation of High Venerable Archimandrite Justin (Jeremic) for Bishop of Hvosno at the old Cathedral Church of Saint Michael the Archangel in Belgrade on 11 September 2021.  (photo gallery).

In addition to the Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the following took part in the act of proclamation: His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and the Metropolitan of Skopje,  and Their Graces Bishops: Dositej of Britain-Scandinavia, Pahomije of Vranje, Jovan of Sumadija, Fotije of Zvornik-Tuzla, Atanasije of Milesevo, Arsenije of Nis, Nikodim of Dalmatia, Heruvim of Osek-Polje and Baranja, Isihije of Valjevo, Antonije of Moravica, Stefan of Remesiana, Jerotej of Toplica, David of Stobi and retired Georgije of Canada.

80 years since the creation of the Jasenovac camp system, the most monstrous death factory in Europe

President Vucic: The memory of the Serbian name and surname will not be erased. Bishop Jovan: Our attitude towards Jasenovac is determined by the words of Patriarch German: We must forgive,  but we must not forget. Patriarch Porfirije: We heal our wounds through prayerful memory. We pray for all people and that Jasenovac never happens again to anyone, anywhere.

On the occasion of 80th anniversary since  the founding of the system of concentration camps in Jasenovac, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received the President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, His Grace Bishop Jovan of Slavonia and Director of the Museum of the victims of the genocide Dejan Ristic, PhD.

Consecration of Archimandrite Justin for Bishop of Hvosno


At the regular session held in Belgrade from May 24 to 29, 2021, the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church elected Archimandrite Justin (Jeremic) as the vicar of the Serbian Patriarch, with the title of Bishop of Hvosno.

Archimandrite Justin was born on June 22, 1982 in Ruma to father Milos and mother Olga. He finished primary school in his hometown, from where, with the blessing of the Bishop Vasilije of Srem enrolled in the Theological Seminary of St. Arsenije Sremac in Sremski Karlovci.