Patriarch receives Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received Dr. Petar Petkovic, Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohija of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on April 8, 2021.

The Primate of the Serbian Orthodox Church listened carefully to the analysis of the situation and issues of key importance for the stay and survival of the Serbian people in the southern Serbian province. Patriarch Porfirije expressed satisfaction with the cooperation of the Serbian Orthodox Church with the Office for Kosovo and Metohija, especially in relation to the support of churches and monasteries that are important for all who live there, because in them priests, monks and nuns pray daily for peace and well-being. people. His Holiness especially emphasized the necessity of keeping peace and that our state should insist on maintaining a dialogue on the principles of law and justice.

Archimandrite Jovan Radosavljevic reposed in the Lord

At his request, Archimandrite Jovan Radosavljevic will be buried in the Lelic Monastery. The Holy Liturgy will be served on 10 April 2021 at 9AM, while the memorial service for the dead will be served at 12PM.

Archimandrite Jovan (Radosavljevic) was born on May 19, 1927 in the village of Lelic near Valjevo, to pious parents Radomir and Darinka. At his baptism, he got the name Milisav. There were seven children in the family: Katarina, Nikola, Stevan, Vucko, Milovan, Kristivoje and Milisav, of whom Nikola and Kristivoje died in early childhood. The family lived modestly, but piously and prayerfully. All members of the family attended the home prayers, standing in front of the house icons and praying, in whispers, in their own words. "That our house prayer in prayerful silence and conversation with God remained in my memory with a feeling of a special grace of peace," Archimandrite Jovan remembers.

Patriarch Porfirije: We are made for love and eternity

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch celebrated the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in the crypt of the Saint Sava Cathedral in Belgrade on the feast of Annunciation,  7 April 2021.

The Patriarch was concelebrated by Bishop Stefan (Saric) of Remesiana, abbot of the New Gracanica Monastery near Chicago Archimandrite Seraphim (Baltic), Archimandrit Justin (Jeremic) from Paris, protopresbyter-staurophor Radivoj Panic, archpriest Sava (Bundalo) and deacon Radomir Vrucinic.

Annunciation in Cathedral church in Novi Sad

Bishop Irinej: Епископ Иринеј: -If the Lord hasn't appeared through the archangel Gabriel to the Holy Virgin - as the purest and holiest in the human race - there would be no Church or Christianity, no presence of God in our human world as God-man, as God who out of love became man and saved man, the whole creation.

His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy wih the concelebration of His Grace Bishop Isihije of Mohacs, Archimandrite Leontije (Francuski), clergy of the Diocese of Backa and Noi Sad deacons.

Annunciation - the Patron Saint-day of the PE Serbia Post

Today after the liturgical gathering in the Saint Sava Cathedral, His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch visited the building of the Main Post Office in Belgrade, where, in the prayerful presence of the Director Zoran Djordjevic and employees, served the act of blessing the slava cake and wheat on the occasion of the Feast of the Annunciation - the Patron Saint-day feast of the PE Serbia Post.

Serbian Patriarch receives the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece

His Holiness Porfirije, Serbian Patriarch received His Excellency Nikos Dendias, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Greece, at the Serbian Patriarchate in in Belgrade, on April 5, 2021.

During the first meeting with a member of the Greek government since taking office, Patriarch Porfirijespoke about the centuries-old close ties between the two monotheistic peoples, Greek and Serbian, which, despite numerous challenges and temptations imposed by modern world circumstances, should be nurtured and developed.