Patriarch Porfirije at the Orthodox Grammar School in Zagreb

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, the administrator of the Diocese of Zagreb-Ljubljana, visited the Serbian Orthodox Grammar School Kantakuzina Katarina Brankovic in Zagreb on February 26, 2021.

The patriarch visited the grammar school on the seventh day since he was enthroned on the throne of the Belgrade-Karlovci metropolitans and Serbian patriarchs in Belgrade on February 19. On behalf of the school, protopresbyter-staurophor Slobodan Lalic, principal of the Grammar school, congratulated Patriarch Porfirije on his election as the new Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church.

Patron Saint-day of the church of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gusher in New Belgrade

The  feast day of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Gusher, the progenitor of the holy lineage of the Nemanjics was solemnly celebrated in a magnificent church devoted to him in the New Belgrade district, in Belgrade.

On the feast day, on the eleventh year since the first service was held, in the fulfilled church of Saint Symeon the Myrrh-Streaming, with the blessing of His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch, His Grace Bishop Stefan of Remesiana, Vicar of the Patriarch,  officiated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy.

Founder's Patron Saint-day of Chilandar Monastery: Thanksgiving on the occasion of the election of Patriarch Porfirije

In the Holy Imperial Serbian Laura, Chilandar, its founder, the Venerable Symeon the Myrrh-Streaming, was celebrated with a solemn holiday service.

The Council of Elders of the Holy Monastery of Chilandar has made a decision that on the day of the feast of the Venerable Symeon, at the end of the Holy Liturgy, a prayer act of thanksgiving will be served on the occasion of the election of His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch. In this way, the Chilandar brotherhood, although outside the homeland and in difficult conditions of isolation, spiritually and prayerfully participates in the life of the believing Serbian people, thanking God for electing Patriarch Porfirije, a worthy heir of Patriarch Irinej of blessed repose on the Saint Sava’s throne of the Serbian Church.

Patriarch Porfirije meets with President Vucic

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch met with the President of the Republic of Serbia, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic in the building of the Presidency of the Republic of Serbia in Belgrade, on February 24, 2021.

After the meeting with Patriarch Porfirije, President Aleksandar Vucic said that they discussed all important issues in the relations between the state and the Church and that he informed the new primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church about all key issues of importance for the state of Serbia, which are without a doubt, and of great importance to the Church. The Patriarch Porfirije said: - Only through dialogue and conversation can we get to know each other and create preconditions for overcoming temptations and misunderstandings.

The Orthodox and the entire Christian world and people of good will congratulated Patriarch Porfirije on his election

In the past few days, hundreds and hundreds of letters of congratulations have arrived at the Patriarchal Palace in Belgrade addressed to the Serbian Patriarchate, the Holy Assembly and the Synod, all Serbian Orthodox race, and of course the newly elected first hierarch of the holiest Serbian Orthodox Church, Archbishop of Pec, Metropolitan of Belgrade and Karlovci, and Serbian Patriarch Porfirije.

Leaders and dignitaries of the Orthodox Churches, the highest representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, the Islamic Religious Community and the Jewish Religious Community, some Protestant Churches and denominations, the highest representatives of the authorities of the Republic of Serbia, statesmen and important political figures wished the head of the Serbian Patriarchate good luck on the throne of Saint Sava. His Holiness Porfirije read the congratulations of our Orthodox people from Serbia, Republika Srpska, Montenegro, Croatia, Northern Macedonia, but also from Europe, North and South America and Australia with the greatest love and attention.

The Enthronement Speech of Serbian Patriarch Porfirije in Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade

The Enthronement Speech of Serbian Patriarch Porfirije  in the Memorial Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade on February 19, 2021.

Your Eminences and Graces Brothers hierarchs, High Venerable Archimandrites, High venerable abbesses, Venerable fathers, monks and nuns, Very Reverend fathers,

Your Excellencies: President of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Milorad Dodik, President of Republika Srpska Mrs. Zeljka Cvijanovic, President of the Government of Republika Srpska Mr. Radovan Viskovic, gentlemen generals – representatives of the Armed Forces of Serbia,